Tití (Marmoset) Project
Santa Catalina, Bolivar
We link the community with nature because therein lies the starting point for a better future. This project is led by Colegio Rochester in alliance with the Tití Project Foundation, in favor of the conservation of the tropical dry forest and the endemic species that live there, such as the White-headed Tití Monkey ( Saguinus oedipus ).
This is one of the many species that has survived water stress conditions in its ecosystem, making it more important every day to join efforts for its conservation. The land of the White- headed Marmoset formerly covered more than 9 million hectares, of which today only less than 8% remain. The capture of these small animals, added to the indiscriminate deforestation of the area, has relegated the species to live in isolation without major reproductive options. We cannot remain indifferent in the face of this real threat that endangers both the forest and the inhabitants of the entire Earth, being one more factor in the increase of global warming.
Help us to reforest this beautiful area and together we will save an animal that is unique to its species. Colombia united for life!
Chingaza National Natural Park , Andean Region of Colombia
The Rochester Osustainable project aims to work for the conservation of the Andean Bear and its ecosystem. This is a representative species of the Andean area of our country that needs help more than ever. The degradation of their habitat due to human action and the imminent danger of hunting have unleashed an unprecedented social and environmental conflict in this territory.
The problem we are facing not only affects high mountain ecosystems, but also directly affects the generation of natural resources, which provide the vast population living in other areas in the Sabana de Bogotá. It is indisputable that we must act before it is too late. Fortunately, more than 7 years ago we have found an echo in different non-governmental organizations that, together with our students, have accompanied us in this complex but rewarding mission.
Thank you to all those who collaborate by carrying out educational brigades and contribute financially to make this possible!
Plant Trees, Plant Life
Chia, Cundinamarca and Montes de Maria, Sucre / Bolívar
For Colegio Rochester, the formation of integral citizens is a constant challenge. Along the same lines, physical and mental health acquire more relevance than in any other educational institution in Colombia. It is no coincidence then that the Ministry of Environment and Development laid its eyes on the project "Siembra Arboles, Siembra Vida", an initiative that the School has been developing since mid-2019, and which has managed to contribute to the restoration of the ecosystem with the planting of more than 6,000 native trees. Shared vision that has allowed us to be chosen as a role model by the government entity in the National Sembratón started in March 2020.
The initiative has gained international visibility since the Australian activist, Jon Dee , visited the country, being dazzled by the educational project of our school. Since then, the organization “ One Tree Per Child ”, founded by Dee and Olivia Newton-John, has worked with us to expand the scope of the project to other public and private schools in Colombia.
This initiative reduces the effects of climate change both in Chía and in the Montes de María, where we collaborate with the reforestation of the forests inhabited by the White-headed Tití Monkey .