Environmental School 2 Connect Kids
In 2014 and in 2015 five of our children died of Malaria. Two of them, Tell and Kely, particapted in our nature center program in Madagascar. Thousands more children worldwide die from this and other 100% treatable diseases every year... we can change this.
Please JOIN me this Fall to create one of the first Nature Education Centers in Madagascar to teach about Conservation of Nature and Healthy Living to reduce disease and help children and families live a healthy sustainble life and prevent the death children in impoverished villages.
LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER AND MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!
Every Dollar you donate will be matched by the Kamal Foundation in Washington DC up to our goal!
All of the items below were made possible by friends and people that we never met but worked with us to help the following goals:
2015- 2014 - installed more than 100 concrete floors for families living on dirt floor homes. This helps reduce disease from parasites and childhood diarrhea. ( In cooperation with the Kamal foundation an Phil and Mary Gund.
Received NY Emmy Award for "Follow your dreams" created and directed by Chris Ware which featured some of our Madagascar efforts.
Distributed over 1000 of our "Madagascar Live Volume Books" to children 7 Countries including the United States, South Africa, Madagascar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
2014 -Published "Madagascar Live Volume 1 Children Creature Culture" to raise funds to for our weekly nature center program. This was our first book to raise funds for our kick start our mission for literacy in children worldwide.
Tedx Talk SBU
"Follow your Dreams" Erik Callender Featured at 12 min Madagascar efforts
Our First PBS documentary "REPTILE RUMBA"
aired on PBS WETA created and produced by Terry Snyder and Rember Burthey
2013 Took village children on their first trip to a Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar. Distributed more than 200 shirts, Lead more than 30 SKYPE sessions with US schools, Provided children with snack each Saturday. Cold spring harbor highschool Erin Oshan, and Anthony Sinacore teacher coach raised over 2000.00 dollars to support our program.
2012 formation of "Wildlife Kids Club International Inc." our 501c3 not for profit our mission is to change children's and familie's lives with nature.
2011- 2015 over 100 SKYPE sessions to connect more than 10,000 children and families in the United States to children and families in Madagascar, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Borneo Malaysia
Environmental education rograms have been provided weekly since 2011 connecting thousands of children in the United States to children who attend our nature center program.
80% the children cannot afford to go to School after the 5th grade and must work as early as 8 years old to help the family survive. Our effort has and will help to change lives for hundreds of children...
I am planning to leave on October 31st 2015 and stay during the construction of one of the first nature education centers in Madagascar. During this time the Kamal Foundation in Washington DC has offered to install at least 700 more concrete floors for families in need, and will match every Dollar you donate up to $40,000.
Thank you for taking time to read this, and I am hoping you will be able to join our effort to make a difference !
Peace Joy and Happiness Always,
This truly comes at a very important time for our children and families here! Many of the families of the children who attend the center are struggling to survive and meet basic needs like clean water and healthy food choices…
Join us this Saturday January 2nd for a pre celebration of our Land with the Mayor of Ranomafana Jose Rabemiafara, and our children, and to kick off of our Pen Pals Program that will allow you to connect directly with children and families here!
Additionally the Kamal foundation has agreed to provide us with a portion of the funds to begin installation of more than 1000 floors for families living on dirt floor homes. According to the world bank concrete floors decrease child hood diarrhea by 50% and increase the well being of families by 95%
This trip has been great challenge, and I am grateful to all of you for joining with your supportive messages and contributions!
If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution please visit our Go fund me page or visit our www.gofundme.com/erikthereptileguy
Peace joy and happiness always Love
Erik the reptile guy Callender