We are happy to announce that we are starting this year with cultural activities such as workshops and music, theater and circus presentations within the framework of the patronal feast of San Pablo. The activities will focus on water and its sustainable management to reinforce previous training in rain harvesting and efficient cooking.
We continue with the monitoring of the installed system and we are designing a replicability training in Mexico City among other environmental education courses focused on hidric security and food sovereignty, promoting the understanding that the water cycle is fomented by trees so agroecology allows us to perspire the rain that we will later harvest. As we always say: ‘’ rain has to be sown ’’. We keep working together, we wish you a happy year!
We have been monitoring the installed system and generating strategies to improve the installation and to reduce the water lag in the community promoting an alternative to centralized accessibility. The pandemic had affected the community and few people died, the rain season had been modified because of climate change and local deforestation.
We are working with the community to raise awareness about the sustainable use of local water resources. We are generating alliances to finance the replicability of the rain harvest locally and regionally and we have made contact with other communities in the same region in order to find applications of ecologic practices based on agriculture and rain harvesting.
Now we are focused on promoting community ties to reconnect with water and soils through activities with strict sanitary protocol, among which we will have collective work sessions, training and audiovisual projections, workshops and cultural activities too!
These last months we have been strengthening our alliances to coordinate the next activities in the community. We are monitoring the installed system and generating strategies to be able to replicate the rain harvest in homes and public buildings to reduce the water lag in the community promoting an alternative to centralized accessibility.
We will be working together with the community to raise awareness about the sustainable use of local natural resources (mainly water and firewood) through film series with an environmental focus. We will continue to generate alliances to finance the replicability of the rain harvest locally and regionally and thus support mexican communities in their health and hygiene in the current pandemic context.
The following months we will focus on promoting community ties to reconnect with water and soils through activities with strict sanitary protocol, among which we will have collective work sessions, training and audiovisual projections.
We are glad to inform you we have successfully built the first demonstrative rain water harvesting system in San Pablo Hidalgo. These last months merged in this complex context were full of learning and resilience for us. We have finished an ethnographic investigation about water accessibility in the community and we are working together in order to produce a shortcut documentary and a new fundraising campaign, so less people from San Pablo will compromise their healthcare and sanity because of the water desaed.
Hand in hand with local authorities, NGOs working on rainwater harvesting projects, public universities and socially responsible companies, we have strengthen our community engagement methodology so we will be able to apply this for other mexican communities with a lack on water accessibility for basic healthcare to make front to the pandemic, decrease contagions and improve the immune system of local habitants.
The next months will be focused on cultural and environmental activities with the aim of enhance the social fabric.; as well as conducting short- and medium-term fundraising campaigns to attend the need for safe water supply in communities and connect with new alliances to work together and strengthen communities for the autonomous and sustainable management of local resources.
According to this new pandemic context, we have focused on following up our objetives around clean water accesibility for dairy consumption and basic healthcare through internet and phone calls with community representatives in order to achieve important alliances for strenghtening the next activities. We have been making contact to other NGO’s working on rainwater harvesting and pedagogical specialists that will support us all along the project for ensuring the deepest social impact.
Now more than never, water is such an essencial resource for basic healthcare and sanity so we will keep working to improve water accesibility to vulnerated communities. We are developing our community engagement methodology considering full participation of local autorities and public universities. We will keep constantly adapting to natural disasters, always responding with respect and aperture to the real new social needs.
Our strategy in front of the COVID-19 pandemic is based on enhancing social fabric and equitable and sustainable access to basic resources as clean water and energy through environmental education.
We will have more news soon. Greetings and take care.
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