We are excited to have Paco join our team! Born in the Netherlands, Paco will spend the next 9 months in Brazil, spreading the message of our mission to potential sponsors. He has just finished high school and has dedicated his gap year to BJF Brazil, which is an incredible example of how the younger generation can take action to create a positive impact on our planet.
In his own words, Paco discusses why he decided to embark on this incredible journey:
“My name is Paco, I am 18 years old and I believe in the mission of Black Jaguar Foundation. Having recently graduated from high school, my dream has been to embark on a gap year and see the world from a different perspective. I feel like my life has always been easy growing up in The Netherlands- one of the wealthiest and most organized countries in the world. I intend to gain a better idea about what life looks like outside of this.There seems no better way to gain this new perspective than going into the middle of the jungle, where not many people speak english, and working on contributing my part towards the ecological restoration mission that The Black Jaguar Foundation intends to achieve. The organization is very positive about what many perceive to be a very pessimistic subject- global warming. This is a subject that humanity often chooses to avoid because in order to resolve the problem, we would need to give up a lot of our current comforts.The BJF skips this avoidance and takes action. This year I will live in Brazil, with the aim of helping the BJF in any way I can and experiencing a different world to the one I have always known. I am immensely grateful to The Black Jaguar Foundation for allowing me the opportunity to see a new world and realize my dreams.”