We are excited about the success of our 2020 mini-program and look forward to beginning the 2021 project in the Masoala NP, Madagascar!
We have created each of the project components to:
- Collaborate with the local communities to celebrate their relationship with their ecosystem and endangered wildlife;
- Provide a platform to share traditional ecological knowledge, empowering future generations in conservation issues and solutions;
- Enact both immediate and long-term appreciation of lemurs and protected areas;
- Give children new skills they can use after the program is finished – in communications, photography and illustration, skills that can be used to develop careers in conservation and tourism.
- Provide equipment to remain onsite and paid Malagasy personnel to assist the students and teachers in sustainable learning.
Project Fundraising Goals For onsite 2021 Session IN MADAGASCAR
Our immediate goal of $2500 will provide teaching materials and supplies as well as our Malagasy staff’s salary, to conduct mini-PICC programs during the coronavirus restrictions, January through May 2021. $1600 has been raised towards these immediate needs.
Our goal for our onsite program in 2021 is $18,000 USD, which will allow us to complete all aspects of the project, including paying our Malagasy staff, providing the children with the complete PICC curriculum (including cameras, etc) publishing the book of student work for conservation fundraising through student sales of the book to tourists and online. 100% of your donations will go towards this project.
Thanks to those that have already donated, our Malagasy team member Pascal was able to conduct a 10-day program with the children of Ambodiforaha. Thank you!
How You Can Help
If you’d like to contribute, please select the “Donate” button to the right to send us your contribution directly. We appreciate all levels of financial support. If you’d like to make an in-kind donation, please contact us to share your idea.
Photography Inspiring Children in Conservation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
We are partially funded with a grant from the American Society of Primatologists.
We would like to acknowledge an extremely generous donation from an anonymous donor of a new DSLR camera (Canon EOS Rebel T6, 75-300mm lens) in order to provide participating students with permanent access to a camera after their PICC session is completed. This will enable the students to continue to be engaged with the local biodiversity and provide them with opportunities to share conservation messages through local publications and online through the PICC website. Thank you for this amazing gift that will make the children’s conservation efforts sustainable!!
We also want to acknowledge the personal efforts of local Davis, California children that have been doing some very creative and successful fundraising!