Tomás De Berlanga is the main school on Galápagos Isla Santa Cruz. Education is absolutely critical for the protection of the ecology. The children who live here will be the next guardians of this unique heritage. It is crucial to give this generation the tools to contribute positively to one of the most biologically and geologically important places on the planet.
I made contact with them somewhat accidentally through people in the community. Widely known for their exceptional ethos and achievements, this school runs a sponsorship program relying on donations, without which many of the children would not have the opportunity to attend. Their curriculum focuses strongly on the natural history of the Galápagos, so students leave with exceptional knowledge about the islands.