We are a team of 6th grade educators who were granted a fellowship to participate in an eco-tour of the Rio Napo River in Ecuador to give students a unique view of the environment. We encountered Pack for a Purpose on the Yachana Lodge website and knew immediately we could not arrive empty handed. What a blessing to have found the information we needed to inspire us to collect supplies for other children! Our own students and colleagues donated the supplies and money to fly the extra suitcases filled with games, pencils, and art utensils. Meeting the children of the Mondana community school and Yachana High School was the highest point of our fellowship. Being able to give these children supplies that are part of our everyday lives, and sometimes taken for granted, is a memory we will cherish for a lifetime. It was truly a humbling, life-changing experience to be able to give the children a part of our daily lives! Thank you, Pack for a Purpose, for inspiring this team of educators!
2010 Fund for Teachers Fellow