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Save Endangered Colombian Bird w/ Art & Education

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Save Endangered Colombian Bird w/ Art & Education
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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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Photo1 - Juanita showing her drawings
Photo1 - Juanita showing her drawings

Dear Donors | Apreciados Donantes,

As part of our educational approach with project SueTy, we have bird drawings and illustrations to enrich transmedia sources. We are now preparing material to later share with children in the school of Guàquira, and instruct them with basic technics for that, as means to get closer to birdlife awareness and appreciation.

Meanwhile, we would truly appreciate if you could share about our project with others, thank you!

[ESP] Como parte de nuestro enfoque educativo con el proyecto SueTy, tenemos dibujos e ilustraciones de aves, para enriquecer los recursos transmedia. Ahora estamos preparando material para compartir más adelante con los niños en la escuela de Guáquira, e instruirlos con técnicas básicas para eso, como un medio para acercarse a la conciencia y la apreciación de la avifauna.

Entretanto, les agradeceríamos mucho si pudieran compartir de nuestro proyecto con otros, ¡gracias!

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Juanita is art restorer and has been getting training as bird illustrator, to contribute on project SueTy and beyond :)

Warm regards | Cálido saludo,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecto team

Photo2 - Juanita showing her drawings
Photo2 - Juanita showing her drawings

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Dear Donors,

We are working on preparation of our booklet for the project, to be followed with children along and facilitate a proper fulfilment of our planned timeline. Topic 1 contents are in our priorities now, and others will follow.

 
Juanita & Sophie

Besides, an Apolinar’s Wren poster design to be shown permanently in the school, and quotation of percussion instruments, are also part of our activities these days. In a few weeks school will start, and our project with them soon after.

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Estamos trabajando en la preparación de nuestra cartilla para el proyecto, que se seguirá con los niños y facilitará el cumplimiento adecuado de nuestro cronograma planeado. Los contenidos del Tema 1 están en nuestras prioridades ahora, y otros seguirán después.

Además, el diseño de un póster del Cucarachero de Apolinar que se mostrará permanentemente en la escuela, y la cotización de instrumentos de percusión, también son parte de nuestras actividades en estos días. En unas pocas semanas comenzará la escuela, y nuestro proyecto con ellos poco después.

Greetings / Saludos,
Felipe Velasco + Fundación Montecito team

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Apolinar's Wren Habitat - Habitat del Cucarachero
Apolinar's Wren Habitat - Habitat del Cucarachero

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Dear Donors,

This report is to inform you that we will start with SueTy's timeline by mid February. We are already working on outlining our main steps towards our goal, and soon after the school opens we'll start to develop the program.

I take this opportunity to inform also about our donations and matching funding balance so far:

  • Donations received through GlobalGiving, up to 13th/Jan 11:59pm ET: $5,650 (85 donations).
    Note: Our Accelerator challenge within GlobalGiving ended up on 31st/Dec 11:59 pm ET with: $5,359 raised from 72 donors, meaning we were able to overcome with that challenge and its minimums of $5,000 from 40 donors, thus being able to remain active on this platform not only for project SueTy but also for new projects from now on. Thank you all for making this possible! (see: Press Release).
  • Donations received outside GlobalGiving through bank deposits for SueTy: $195 (3 donations).
  • Matching funds offered by The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (PBNF, nl), to be received by July 2020: $5,000 (this funding is meant to support our NGO's work in general, but we want to direct it towards project SueTy as a priority for us now).
    Note: This generous offer was possible thanks to their prior support given to a recent project also related with this bird conservation by complementary activities in the field and community work. Some details related can be read here.

According to that balance, we are still in need of a minimum $3,275 to fully cover our total budget. We are envisioning that, by covering this soon we will be able to upgrade our aim with this project by developing a wetland culture festival* either by the end of this year or commencing next, to increase the scope of SueTy in our region and provide the conditions to more progress with those educational purposes, in the years to come.

*First draft for the festival budget is ~ $8,000 and, this is something we will tell you about later in more detail, according to new results in our fundraising during the following weeks or months.

Wishing you all a fantastic year 2020!
Felipe + Fundación Montecito team

PS.- Only 98 out of a total 705 organisations and projects were able to overcome the Dec/2019 Accelerator (see: GG's press release here, featuring one quote from us!).

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Apreciados Donantes,

Este reporte es para informarles que comenzaremos con cronograma de SueTy a mediados de febrero. Ya estamos trabajando en delinear nuestros pasos principales hacia nuestra meta, y poco después de que la escuela abra, comenzaremos a desarrollar el programa.

Aprovecho esta oportunidad para informar también sobre nuestras donaciones y el saldo de financiación correspondiente hasta ahora:

  • Donaciones recibidas a través de GlobalGiving, hasta el 13 de enero a las 11:59 p.m. ET: $5,650 (85 donaciones).
    Nota: Nuestro desafío Accelerator dentro de GlobalGiving terminó el 31 de diciembre a las 11:59 p.m. ET con: $5,359 recaudados de 72 donantes, lo que significa que pudimos superar ese desafío y sus mínimos de $5,000 con 40 donantes, por lo que pudimos permanecer activos en esta plataforma no solo para el proyecto SueTy sino también para nuevos proyectos de ahora en adelante. ¡Gracias a todos por hacer esto posible! (ver: Nota de Prensa).
  • Donaciones recibidas fuera de GlobalGiving a través de depósito bancario para SueTy: $195 (3 donaciones).
  • Fondos equivalentes ofrecidos por el Fondo de la Naturaleza del Príncipe Bernhard (PBNF, Holanda), que se recibirán en julio de 2020: $5,000 (este financiamiento está destinado a apoyar el trabajo de nuestra ONG en general, pero queremos dirigirlo hacia el proyecto SueTy como una prioridad para nosotros ahora).
    Nota: Esta generosa oferta fue posible gracias a su apoyo previo dado a un proyecto reciente también relacionado con la conservación de esta ave, mediante actividades complementarias en campo y trabajo comunitario. Algunos detalles relacionados se pueden leer aquí.

De acuerdo a ese saldo, todavía necesitamos un mínimo de $3,275 para cubrir completamente nuestro presupuesto total. Estamos imaginando que, cubriendo esto pronto, podremos mejorar nuestro objetivo con este proyecto mediante el desarrollo de un festival de cultura de humedales* ya sea a finales de este año o comenzando el próximo, para aumentar el alcance de SueTy en nuestra región y proporcionar las condiciones para un mayor progreso con esos fines educativos, en los años venideros.

*El primer borrador para el presupuesto del festival es de ~ $8,000 y, esto es algo de lo cual les contaremos más adelante con detalle, de acuerdo con los nuevos resultados en nuestra recaudación de fondos durante las siguientes semanas o meses.

¡Les deseo a todos un fantástico año 2020!
Felipe + equipo Fundación Montecito

PS.- Solo 98 de un total de 705 organizaciones y proyectos pudieron superar el Accelerator de dic/2019 (ver: Comunicado de prensa de GG aquí, ¡con una cita de nosotros!).

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Dear donors,

We are slowly getting there, but we need your final help, please. Deadline for reaching the minimum fundraising of $ 5,000 in our project SueTy, is this 31st/Dec, so it's coming fast! And we are still struggling for it.

That minimum is compulsory for us to become members of GlobalGiving and, with it for the project to remain active and able to fundraise its total budget later on ($ 14,120).

I kindly invite you to engage this last bit with our project and goals. Please help us by sharing the project and a request for donations to only 3 key people that you believe they could have the chance for a generous donation, and I am positive we will reach that minimum quite well, with your support.

For this sharing purpose, besides the project link in itself (http://goto.gg/43861), please feel free to use our newest video which contains an opinion about the project from a local inhabitant at Lake Tota's region, who with humility he speaks out of the potential importance of developing SueTy in our territory - see the video here: https://youtu.be/xBKJg3TWYm0

With gratitude,
Felipe Velasco


Felipe at Lake Tota, recent photo.

Estimados donantes,

Estamos llegando lentamente al objetivo, pero necesitamos su ayuda final, por favor. La fecha límite para alcanzar la recaudación de fondos mínima de USD$ 5,000 en nuestro proyecto SueTy es el 31 de diciembre, ¡así que se acerca rápidamente! Y todavía estamos luchando por ello.

Ese mínimo es obligatorio para que seamos miembros de GlobalGiving y, con ello para que el proyecto permanezca activo y pueda recaudar fondos para su presupuesto total más adelante (USD$ 14,120).

Les invito amablemente a comprometerse en la parte final con este proyecto y nuestros objetivos. Ayúdenos compartiendo el proyecto y una solicitud de donaciones a solo 3 personas clave que ustedes crean podrían tener la oportunidad de una donación generosa, y estoy seguro de que alcanzaremos ese mínimo bastante bien, con su apoyo.

Para este propósito de compartir, además del enlace del proyecto en sí mismo (http://goto.gg/43861), sienta libertad de usar nuestro video más reciente que contiene una opinión sobre el proyecto de un habitante local en la región del Lago de Tota, quien con humildad habla sobre la importancia potencial de desarrollar SueTy en nuestro territorio; vea el video aquí: https://youtu.be/xBKJg3TWYm0

Con gratitud,
Felipe Velasco

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Fundacion Montecito

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