The participants from Santiago, Maio, São Nicolau, São Vicente, Fogo, Santo Antão & Sal learned technical skills as well as how to structure a project in a way that could attract money to benefit their communities.
One of the participants from Santo Antão was so dedicated that he was immediately hired after being unemployed since leaving the army.
The gruelling four days included late night patrols and early morning patrols as well as theoretical sessions where delegates had a lively exchange of ideas.
|The team visit the hatchery|
Some had experience in turtle conservation and other environmental activities which involve youth and community development and were able to pass on their success stories. SOS Tartarugas hopes that all go home with ideas to inspire more activities.
|Learning about fundraising|
SOS Tartarugas will follow up this workshop with visits to each island later in the summer.