Who starts a school in the middle of the Ecuadorean Amazon? Proving that life can always provide serendipity, Douglas McMeekin found himself bankrupt in his forties but with an opportunity to move to Ecuador. Originally from the US, Douglas worked for six years in the Amazon as an environmental and cultural consultant for eight different oil companies. This experience provided the catalyst he needed to begin Yachana Foundation and a way to give sustainable help to the Amazonian people.
In 1992 he began by building six schools and training teachers in 27 communities. Continue reading