WE’RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE’LL BE TEAMING UP WITH CICLUCA, TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF THEIR SCHOOL FOR ECOLOGY IN RIO BRANCO, ACRE!
(Acronym roughly translates Centre for the Illumination of Christs Astral Light) & is a service-based organisation dedicated to the preservation of Brazilian ancestral practices passed down through the indigenous Arroxin (Hummingbird) lineage.
EDUCATION & ACTION are the two fundamental subjects at the heart of CICLUCA’s mission to preserve, protect & re-populate deforested areas in the Amazon Rainforest & the tasks at hand are two-fold...
FIRST & FOREMOST.. THE CENTRE NEEDS WORK!
Until now Charles (the founder of CICLUCA & “Forests of the Future”- the school active in Rio Branco), has taken groups out into the 100-acre section of jungle that CICLUCA currently works & protects, to share his teachings & encourage connection with the Earth.
Now his project is growing & he needs to be able to better utilise his centre space.
He plans to open the centre as a school for both adults & children but currently the place is unsuitable for children as the floor’s unsafe & it lacks toilet facilities.
Charles said he’s always intended to turn his centre into a school to educate the local people in Acre, especially the children because,
he says, “everyone in Acre talks about deforestation, it happens around us all the time & the problems is, either people do not understand the severity of it, or they do, but they don’t know what to do about it”.
So far, he’s already managed to lay some foundations & put up a simple structure but as you can imagine, the effects of the past year have caused some problems, specifically because CICLUCA relied on tourism to generate funds.