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OUR PROGRAMS

TOUCHING LIVES!

Come to the Rainforest Foundation's wish is to connect people with unique opportunities to serve and work alongside the indigenous peoples who live deep in the Ecuadorian rainforest through short-term trips and experiences. We only visit, work with and learn from tribes and villages who have extended an invitation to us to come.

Our long term vision is to see indigenous peoples teach, train, support and minister to other indigenous peoples. We strive to use resources from within the country as much as possible. We do not wish to promote dependency or paternalism as a result of a hand out. We actively seek to partner with foreign and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and churches of any denomination to help support our endeavors.

 

Eco-Tourism Projects

Helping The Community

At Come to the Rainforest, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this developing opportunity.  Creating a sustainable eco-tourism venture is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

 

Join us on one of our cultural immersion experiences  deep into the  Ecuadorian rainforest during which you will be living within either an Achuar or Huaorani/Woarani village. By participating on one of these trips you will be directly supporting this endeavor and the tribe's desire to create their own eco-tourism economy.

Faith-Based Missions

Ministering to Indigenous Believers

At Come to the Rainforest, our long term vision is to see Christian indigenous peoples teach, train, support and minister to other indigenous believers and non-believers.  To support this vision we offer Bibles, children's programs, Bible studies, and minister training to help indigenous believers grow in their faith and as a result share their faith with their unbelieving kinsmen.

 

We invite you, your church members, Sr. High or college-age groups to join us on one of our short term mission opportunities in the rainforest to encourage and be encouraged by our fellow believers in Christ.

Health & Vision Clinics

Providing Aid, Developing Skills

With this initiative, our goal is to serve the indigenous peoples by offering medical/vision services and medical/vision training to those who are too remote to travel to receive care. 

 

With access to the right resources, medicines and hands-on training, both medical volunteers and the indigenous peoples can learn from one another so that the rainforest communities can be taught how to improve care for the daily medical and vision needs of their own people by combining knowledge of both traditional and modern medicines.

 

To volunteer on a medical and vision mission, donate medicines and tools, participate in offering simple medical training for the indigenous tribes, simply get in touch with our team today.

Educational Initiatives

To Teach & To Learn

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge.  Education is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working to make a positive impact.

 

We listen to the indigenous peoples to discover what they desire to learn and then we find ways to meet these requests. Living in deep in the rainforest limits the availability of educational opportunities dramatically.

 

Current educational requests include: English and Spanish language classes, collecting school supplies, small engine repair training and simple triage knowledge.

 

Contact us to learn more about how you might be able to help and about our commitment to this cause.

Waiver of Liability

The person registered and participating in any event hosted by Come to the Rainforest (CTTR) at any of its event locations does so at his or her own risk.  CTTR will not be liable for any injury sustained nor will CTTR be responsible for any medical expenses incurred as a result of participation in/at one of its events at any of its event locations.


Registration for any CTTR event at any of its event locations will automatically mean that the registrant and/or parent accepts this policy and will not hold GCE liable for any injury sustained as a result of participation in an event at any of the event locations.