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 Animals  India Project #33108

Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India

by Voice for Asian Elephants Society Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India
Project Asian Elephants 101 for 101 Youth in India

Summary

There are fewer than 40,000 Asian elephants on earth, 60% in India. Many animals in forest ecosystems depend on elephants for their survival. Asian elephants are dying at a rapid rate. They are endangered. They need help! Educating and empowering the youth of India is necessary to protect them. Project Asian Elephants 101 was developed by a group of conservationists to equip 101 youth with necessary tools and skill-sets to lead the conservation movement. We need to raise a total of $15,000.

$15,000
total goal
$0
remaining
127
donors
1
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6
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Challenge

Elephants are abducted from forests, torn from their families, and brutalized for profit. Hundreds of captive elephants die each year from abuse and neglect. They are gardeners of the earth, dispersing seeds in their dung, and promoting tree-growth in forests that give us oxygen to breathe. India houses 1.35 billion people, more than half of them below 25 years of age. The young people of India hold the future of Asian elephants in their hands, and we need to enlighten their tender hearts.

Solution

Project Asian Elephants 101, a week-long program, will be delivered in three phases. First we will screen the epic film, Gods in Shackles, that exposes the plight of Asian elephants, followed by Q&A. Next, the in-class sessions will cultivate theoretical and conceptual skills. The last two days offer Nature Immersion, when the 101 youth will connect with elephants, nature and one another. It will create mind shifts, and galvanize them to lead their communities, equipped with empowerment tools.

Long-Term Impact

Education will foster compassion and reverence, inspiring the youth to protect and conserve Asian elephants. Experiential learning will enhance cognitive skills, expand imagination, unlock creativity, and instill leadership skills, guiding a new generation of informed policy/ decision makers to make mindful choices. Baba Dioum, Senegalese forestry engineer, said, "In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught."

Resources

http:/​/​www.vfaes.org/​
Our dynamic Board of Directors Love Elephants
United Nations Nominated & award-winning film
Check out our Photo Gallery - Outreach & Awareness
Check out our Video Gallery - Outreach & Awareness

Organization Information

Voice for Asian Elephants Society

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @vfaes_org
Project Leader:
Sangita Iyer
San Diego, CA United States
$15,167 raised of $15,000 goal
 
170 donations
$0 to go
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