When I worked for a large school district I was continually struck by the fact that the day-to-day operations of each of the schools was made possible by their clerical staff. It was the folks sitting at their computers who kept things functioning at a level that allowed teachers to create a functional learning environment within their classrooms.
It’s no different at LRFF. We recognize that the exciting part of the work we do is starting nurseries, planting trees, and documenting their amazing growth, but none of that can happen without the many hours put in at the computer by Roberta and whatever volunteers she can find to help her. She started this whole enterprise using a 2004 mac laptop - which, amazingly enough, is still in use! She reports, however, that the screen is on its last legs.
Your donations made possible the purchase of a new (used) iMac which was installed a few months ago in the back bedroom-turned-office. It has been an enormous boon. But meetings with the municipality, the Biological Corridor committee, and the Maleku Tribal Council, as well as presentations to school groups and potential donors all require her use of a portable laptop. As stated earlier, the one in use is rapidly failing. Your donation to this project will allow the continued functioning of this essential clerical element of LRFF.
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