Kids Saving The RainForest

Track # 15) All right

Music from Fernando Poo

From one of the RainForest kids!
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My name is Janine and I live in the middle of some of the most beautiful rainforest you can imagine, in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. When I was 9 ½ years old, my friend and I decided that we wanted to create artwork to sell in order to make some spending money, so we set up a roadside stand. Within just a few days, we knew that we should put to use what we earned for something much more important. That's when we had the idea to start saving the rainforest.

Ever since we were little, we acknowledged the fact that it is home to many kinds of animals as well as other living organisms such as trees, plants and insects. The rainforest is an amazing place and we vow to do anything and everything we can to save it. It is very important that we preserve the environment because by saving it, we make sure that our future is protected and available for the next generations. If it disappears, then so does our planet. We've worked diligently over the last several years (since February 1999) to make a difference:
* KSTR has purchased 4 acres of rainforest property where we built an animal rehabilitation center in which we care for and release injured and abandoned animals. We have saved and released over 30 animals so far!
* KSTR has erected and maintains more than 120 monkey bridges that are used by monkeys and other animals so they don’t get hit by cars when crossing roads, nor electrocuted by using power lines.
* KSTR has a reforestation program in which we have planted over 5000 trees to reforest and to create monkey corridors.
* KSTR has a kid’s camp every Saturday where we teach local and visiting kids about the rainforest, its destruction, and then empower them to save it.
* KSTR has Sister Schools and members all around the world, including countries such as India, Denmark, Viet Nam, England, Pakistan, France, Canada, USA, and Costa Rica.
* KSTR has a Gift Shop where we sell artwork made by kids and local artisans. 100% of the profits go to saving the rainforest.
* KSTR has a program within our community and in the National Park, where we teach the public about the importance of not feeding the monkeys.
* KSTR has a public library, (the first in the area); with over 2000 books that people can borrow.
* KSTR has published 3 children’s books that are being sold to the public.

With the help of volunteers, friends, classmates, & the community, we've gone a long way.

I believe that kids can make a real difference. With your help, there's no limit as to how far we can go! Join us and do your part in saving the world!

We believe that the rainforest is a storehouse of treasures.
We vow to do everything we can to save it.
With the vanishing rainforest goes the future of our planet.
We have to be the generation that makes a difference!

Tropically yours,
Janine Licare
Co-Founder and Spokesperson
Kids Saving the Rainforest



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