Welcome to the rainforest – Welcome to the future!
AMAZONICA wants to preserve the rainforest for all humanity.
For this purpose, we have developed innovative solutions together with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.
CONTRIBUTING TOWARD EDUCATION
Education is the most important topic and top task when it comes to supporting indigenous forest peoples, who are protecting our rainforests:education for those learning their ABCs on up to graduates and training in professions and activities that contribute to each family’s livelihood.
The Ecuadorian State is not only neglecting the indigenous population in the Amazon Basin, but it creates obstacles that are insurmountable, even for the brightest and most willing students.
Here is where AMAZONICA takes action: we provide equal opportunities and support schools and students.
Your donation and our work will provide education and bring about progress for the indigenous forest peoples too.
THE MOST COLOURFUL, MOST JOYOUS CAMPUS IN THE WORLD
After two days of marching through the forest and a night under the open sky, the team returns happily: Professor Christoph Althaus, lecturer at the University of East Westphalia-Lippe, with students from Germany, Ecuador and Mexico and the best guides, the young Shuar from Yuwints.
At the AMAZONICA Academy, no one misses out on learning or pleasure.
Students of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of Applied Sciences OWL from Höxter and Detmold worked in Sharamentsa on the designs for the new training building, “Jaguar”, and on the design of the terraces on the way down to the river. Christina Wüseke gave a presentation when she returned to her university in Detmold. Here you can see Christina’s PowerPoint presentation:
THE FUTURE: TRADITION AND MODERN AGE
A snapshot of daily life at the AMAZONICA Academy with the Shuar, who live in the Amazon rainforest area of Ecuador. The young man in the photo using the laptop is Jencham, and he is the first of his people to become an electrical engineer.
He achieved his degree through hard work and financial aid from AMAZONICA. Today, the young Shuar is the best example of how modern learning and traditional wisdom can be combined for a better future – a hope for the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.
THE REALITY IN THE JUNGLE – VISIT OUR VIDEO LIBRARY!
Everyday life in the forest communities and Amazonica projects … in our video library you will find posts that report about the reality in the rainforest.
For more up to date information, see NEWS & PRESS.
Currently in the video library:
“The rainforest guardians – Mascha Kauka in the Amazon”, a documentary by the German broadcaster “Deutsche Welle”.
“The Achuar People – Driven by desperation”, in Spanish; interviews about the negative effects of oil exploitation on the indigenous peoples and the rainforest.
“Everyone is talking about the future – AMAZONICA acts!” A compilation of the projects of the last four years.
“AMAZONICA Games – los juegos de la selva”. The planning of an Olympiad of all Amazonian peoples in disciplines from their traditional life.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY GREENPEACE ON THE OCCASION OF OUR JUBILEE 1982 – 2012
The AMAZONICA Foundation works successfully in the tropical rainforest for 30 years.
30 years ago, on June 27, 1982, the NGO INDIO-HILFE was created under the leadership of Mascha Kauka. The organization became her lifework. Today, the former publisher continues to serve people and nature through the Foundation AMAZONICA, another organization established by Mascha.
THE GERMAN EMBASSY IN ECUADOR ACKNOWLEDGES THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR WORK
In its newsletter, the German Embassy in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, highlighted the importance of the work that AMAZONICA and INDIO-HILFE has been doing for 30 years in support of Ecuador and its indigenous peoples. The article in German language is available on pages 5 – 9 of the newsletter in PDF.
The title photo shows the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the carpentry workshop in Sharamentsa. The event was attended by German Ambassador Peter Linder. The German Embassy financed the purchase of the power tools for the workshop.