A gap year in the Amazon rainforest
Categorie(s) : Education, Life @ MINATEC, News
Published : 5 February 2018
Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma student Yoann Rey-Ricord, age 23, took a gap year in the Amazon rainforest to participate in a volunteer project run by AKUU, the nonprofit group he cofounded in 2016. The group supports projects in the fields of energy, tourism, waste management, and biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest.
Yoann has been living in Puerto Miguel, Peru, since October. He and around ten other students also taking gap years are currently building a community center that will house educational and awareness-raising activities and provide accommodation for volunteers—both local and international—who wish to get involved in environmentally-responsible development projects. The 50 or so active members of AKUU are mostly students, but everyone is eligible to join!