WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!
Project World School will be donating 100 bags of cement and 1 full dump truck of sand to the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary! We are so incredibly grateful for all of your support! We will be updating our blog with progress of our Day of Service and keep you all informed as to how the bear habitat is progressing! Thank you!
We have found our day of service location for the Cusco and the Sacred Valley 2016 retreat! Our participants will be spending 8 hours volunteering at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary. All of the animals at the sanctuary are there because they were illegally trafficked, used illegally, or abused. Many of the exotic birds and even one of the large cats were even rescued from a night club. The sanctuary is home to 8 condors, a toucan, many big cats, llamas, tortoises, and now a Spectacled Bear.
Our participants will be planting 50 trees purchased from the local community neighboring the sanctuary to prevent flooding, helping unload cement and supplies for a new bear habitat, and feeding the animals that the sanctuary currently is home to.
Cochahuasi is currently home to a Spectacled Bear cub, and it is the first of it’s kind at the sanctuary. Because of this, they are in the process of building it a new habitat on the grounds. This habitat will have a pool for the bear, as well as ample space for it to feel comfortable in it’s new home. We are asking for donations for Ccochahuasi for supplies to help build this habitat. We have made the goal to raise the money for 100 bags of cement, at $7.50 a bag. Please sponsor as many or few bags as you like, all donations are welcome. If you’d like to sponsor a full truck of white sand, which is used to mix with the cement, 2 full truck loads are needed. Each truck costs 450 soles, which translates to approximately $150 USD. If you’d like to sponsor either of those, your donations are welcome. We would like ot get as close as possible to our goal of 100 bags of cement and believe this to be a reasonable goal, and very important to the sanctuary, as they are privately funded and need donations to be able to continue to help these animals. If you would like to donate or sponsor a bag of cement, please donate here:
Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
More about Cochahuasi from their web site:
Since CAS was stablished in 2007 we have been sheltering wild species, many of which are endangered. One of the species at risk of extinction is The Andean Condor, it deserves special consideration, because its population has been seriously decimated, and efforts to encourage its reproduction in captivity and later releasing the young Condors. It’s our focus to illustrate our visitors on the factors that are causing this species to nearly disappear as a consequence of the action of man. The feathers are of great value for some craftsmen who later sell them as souvenirs for tourists, this activity stimulates the illegal hunting for this magnificent birds.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
So far, we have received sponsorship for 100 BAGs of cement ONLY 0 bags to go! PLUS 1 TRUCK FULL OF SAND HAS BEEN SPONSORED!!
Thank you to ALL OF OUR SPONSORS:
Your name will be added as we receive donations
- Lainie & Miro -sponsoring 1 bag of cement
- Wiley Krishnaswami -sponsoring 1 bag of cement
- Aleksandra Malycha – sponsoring 1 bag of cement
- Mary Hickcox – sponsoring 10 bags of cement
- Leanne Heggie – sponsoring 2 bags of cement
- Darla Brown – sponsoring 2 bags of cement
- Tania Tengan – sponsoring 6.6 bags of cement
- Kim Koppisch Polce – sponsoring 2 bags of cement
- The Sundance Family – sponsoring 1 full truck of sand ($150)!
- Annie & Franc Joubran -sponsoring 74.66 bags of cement
WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED US!