Development of Education & Community Centers in the Manu Biosphere Reserve CREES Foundation Our History Since 2003, CREES Foundation has worked with local communities and government to improve the sustainable livelihoods of people living in the Amazon.
Development of Education & Community Centers in the Manu Biosphere Reserve
Since 2003, CREES Foundation has worked with local communities and government to improve the sustainable livelihoods of people living in the Amazon.
Our work with local communities has involved 3 main areas:
Development & reconstruction of community and educational infrastructures
Beneficiaries: 220 students, 15 teachers and 5 families.
Capacity Building & training programs
Beneficiaries: 85 students, 45 teachers and 78 families.
Educational outreach programs
Beneficiaries: 120 students, 15 teachers.
Because of the success of our work, we have been asked by surrounding communities to work with them in improving their educational and community centers.
From 2008 - 2010, CREES aims to complete the first stage of our work, the development and refurbishment of all community and education centers along the Alto Madre de Dios (approx 15 centers in total). The following stages will be started at each educational and community centre once its infrastructure has been revitalized.
The scale of our involvement now requires a much larger financial investment, how much will depend on how successful we continue to be at representing and raising money to fund these initiatives.
To create a quality education and community spaces within rural communities.
To provide students, parents, teachers & governments the educational and sustainable tools for improved development.
To create sustainable communities that work together for a joint future.
CREES Foundation, goes beyond just working with communities, it pairs them to global partners who are interested in developing long term relationships.
By finding a development partner CREES can provide local communities not only a potential source of continual funding but unite people from different background and realities.
Local involvement is key to the success of our work, all the physical labor and as much of the building materials are sourced locally.
Education is also a key part of the experience for workers, students, teachers as well as parents.
Aguanos is a typical poor rural community in the Amazon.
Houses lack running water and basic facilities.
The majority of children suffer from malnutrition and consistent illness.
Their education centre floods during the rainy season badly damaging the infrastructure and contents.
Due to the poor conditions, the number of students who attend the school has reduced some 40%.
Building of Flood defenses
Rebuilding of Community Centre
Refurbishment of Classrooms
Construction of new Bathroom Complex
Provision of Water supply
Installation of Waste system
Restoration of Sports grounds
Installation of new recreation area.
Building Interconnecting walkways
Total Funding Requirement:
Project Start Date:
$500 USD (Ministry of Education)
$500 USD (Regional Government)
$500 USD (Municipal Government)
Global Development Partner:
South Bank International School
Remaining Funds needed:
CREES Foundation accepts donations starting from $50 USD and as large as contributors can make.
CREES Foundation needs to raise the remaining funds by the 30th of August. These funds will purchase the following: