Transfer of knowledge and education

The inspection-drives into the territory are also used to impart knowledge: members of the older Totobiegosode generation, who grew up in the forest, transmit their history and experiences to the younger generation, who have already grown up in sedentary settlements.

The Totobiegosode receive training for the use of camera (photo, video) and GPS, so that they can carry out mapping and documentary recordings and in future defend their land rights themselves.

Together with the NGO GAT, the Totobiegosode have developed school materials that help the children learn to read, write and calculate, both in their mother tongue and in Spanish.

The development of alternative and environmentally friendly sources of income for the younger generation remains a future challenge.

© Vera Regehr