Thursday, 22 December 2011

Feliz navidad!

Feliz navidad!

Just a quick update from the Akazul camp before Christmas....

The end of the year is fast approaching and "wow!" what a year it has been so far (and it's still not quite over yet)!
We recently organised our first ever sea turtle festival (Festivalito de las Tortugas Marinas) in La Barrona which was held over the 2nd and 3rd of December. A lot of hard work went into organising the event and as ever, I am super proud of our guys for all of their blood, sweat and tears that went into making it a success. There were various education talks, art activities, films and a football tournament involving La Barrona and some of the surrounding villages. The newly trained team Akazul played in the competition, with their shiny new football kits kindly donated by the Srodes' family and friends, and as luck would have it- they won! The kids playing on behalf of Akazul have been amazing and when it came to the presentation of the trophy they handed it over to the runners-up because they felt since receiving the new kits that they had already had enough!

Akazul football team

Presentation of the trophy

We are most grateful to the volunteers for all of their hard work, especially for helping make up all of the bracelets which were handed out to the kids at the festival.

The festival was a wonderful success and the community participation was outstanding. This will definitely be an annual event on the Akazul calender from now on.

We would like to say a fond farewell to Zander Srodes who has been with us on the project for the majority of the nesting season. He has been a real asset to the team and we cannot thank him enough for his contribution to the project. We wish him the best of luck for the future and hope to see him back in La Barrona soon.

And finally, we wish you all "Feliz Navidad!!!" and we will catch up with you all again in the new year.


Equipo Akazul x