Lindsay Seegmiller, former Director of International Outreach at Students Offering Support (SOS) talks about her experience working with the CRC. SOS is a Canadian student-led charity dedicated to raising money to raise roofs for children in developing nations in Latin and Central America.
"The first proposed project was to be a community center that would integrate all three pillars of the CRC: environmental conservation, education and training, and sustainable tourism. This community currently has strong access to primary and secondary academic schools. However, Lisa, a teacher at the high school, recognized that something was missing in the academic system. The diversity of local knowledge and customs were being lost through this process, and agricultural modernization was taking its toll on the local environment. She, and her colleagues at the CRC, saw an opportunity to integrate education, environmentalism, and local traditions together in a community center to promote a more sustainable future."
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