Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education

by Fundacion Montecito
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Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education
Save Endangered Apolinar's Wren w/ Art & Education

Dear donors and supporters,

On the one hand we want to share that, as it has been explained before, connectivity in our rural area for the SueTy project is scarce and, on top of that, limitations for a personal meeting with students is not being allowed by educational authorities... which means it is quite a struggle to move forward with our desired plans.

Nevertheless, our first booklet is ready for distribution to all the students of the Guaquira school, and they will be delivered in a few days from now in coordination with their teacher, Ms. M.Castro (video). Here is a copy-image of its content, as it will be received by each child (images attached below).

Soon after and once we get their homework back, we will deliver new booklets and tasks, aiming to gather enough feedback from them to prepare transmedia pieces using their sources by the end of this year, with which we will try to fulfill our project's objective, in the best possible manner provided the difficult circumstances.

On the other hand, we are feeling hopeful and greatful with project SueTy and with you all our supporters, since it has served us for inspiration to materialise a complementary initiative aimed to support children and youth for wetland conservation in rural areas of our region. It´s also partially motivated by the difficulties faced along this pandemic times, and we believe it represents a good answer to contribute on enriching alternatives for our rural children to continue pursuing capacities on nature conservation.

This is the Múcura Award for Wetland Conservation, which was just approved inside GlobalGiving for fundraising, please dive into it and consider sharing to your contacts or networks, aiming for support to prepare ourselves for next Mucura´s call for applications!—I truly hope you will like it: http://goto.gg/49365

And thank you once again, for being our project's supportive partners.

Warm regards,

Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito

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Dear donors and supporters of project SueTy,

We had this interview ready for edition just before the pandemic started, so we had it paused for some time. Now we have finished it and feel it is the right moment to release it, because our project is active despite being forced to re-adjust the path to accomplish our goals - we are preparing a method to transmit our aimed objectives, addapting ourselves to new conditions still in place for schools in our country, and the complications to have a fluent online alternative in the rural area of our implementation.

This lovely interview given by María Mercedes Castro (lead techer at Guáquira school, Lake Tota) helps on revitalising the whole purpose of our project. I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to receive your comments about it: https://youtu.be/rpxupCJrMH8

Please do not hesitate to share about our project to others. What we are doing and are still ahead to do with project SueTy in response to the new conditions we are living in, is fully based on the generosity of people like you who is making it possible despite the many unforseen struggles we are facing.

And thank you again, for being our project's supportive partners.

Warm regards,

Felipe Velasco
Fundación Montecito

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Dear donors and supporters,

No doubt being already 2 months isolated is complicated. The school of our focus with project SueTy is closed, connectivity in the area is scarce, and possibilities to create virtual meetings or initiatives with kids are just nul.

So we are doing what we can, and booklet #1 final draft is ready! Please have a look to collage summary and some images of support, below.

My wife, Juanita, is the artist and illustrator, isn't it a great job? Check her drawings in detail, enjoy them all, and we are just hoping for this lockdown to ease in ways we can retake our field and school work as planned.

Thank you so much for being there, for supporting us, and I personally hope this Covid crisis can give all of us ideas of keeping it up with our jobs, forcing ourselves to accomplish our purposes using alternatives to reach and succeed in our goals - if not reacing that same ones, that's understandable I guess; but never giving it up!

Thank you for your permanent support, and we look forward for your continued engagement.

Warm regards,

Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

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Dear donors and followers of project SueTy,

As times goes by during this Covid19 period in isolation, our home office has been active working on art illustrations for the booklets we will use along, with children in the rural school of Guáquira (Lake Tota). This work is time demanding and has been ideal for this particular span.

I hope you enjoy this samples (images below) of the mentioned activity, in progress. Art illustrator: Juanita Arango, from Fundación Montecito (Juanita has an academic background in art restorarion, and in previous months has been engaged in bird illustration; learning and practising - you can check this hummingbird-head feathers sample she published recently).

Thank you for your permanent support, and we look forward for your continued engagement.

Warm regards,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

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Apolinar's Wren at Lake Tota (15.3.2020)
Apolinar's Wren at Lake Tota (15.3.2020)

Dear donors & followers of project SueTy,

These Covid-19 days are tough for many worldwide, in many ways. A positive perspective for us in this project though, is to confirm how valuable is to understand the connection between habitat & biodiversity loss -among other factors-, to the spread of this pandemic problems. Therefore it confirms the importance to carry on and improve actions to be more and more empathetic with our environment.

And of course, this also strenghten our goals with project SueTy, and our gratitude with your support!

From previous weeks (pre-C19) and also coping with current isolation, quarentine and all that slow-motion meassures taken everywere (and our country Colombia is not an excemption on all that), we are active on improving our booklet initiative, also on publishing a number of posts on social media and sites, aiming to raise awareness to the importance of our bird species on focus with SueTy (Apolinar's Wren).

We have linked those with our umbrella project called 'Cistotapolinari', and have organised them in a variety of publications that we want to share with you, in a hope of your interest to explore a few of them and give us some feedback:

Thank you for your valuable support to project SueTy and Fundación Montecito! We look forward for your continued engagement.

With warm regards, wishing you all to remain safe and healthy,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

 

PS.- These following pics are some memories of the pre-C19 moments lived and shared with our local community and children of the Guáquira's Village, next to Lake Tota, the area of our project's goals.

Disclaimer: All photos are owned by Fundación Montecito. And for those including children, when we started this project we made a written request for parents at the school of Guáquira to authorise its use for the purpose of our projects linked to them, they all have agreed on that.

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Location: Sogamoso, Boyacá - Colombia
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Felipe Velasco
Sogamoso, Boyaca Colombia
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