Giving Back in the Galápagos Islands
Children of the Galápagos
Treecy Meier, a former educational consultant, teacher of special education students, high school guidance counselor, and clinical counselor, first visited the Galápagos Islands in 2009. Her encounter with the limited services and opportunities for island children sparked her passion for justice for children and inspired her to create Children of Galápagos. Treecy’s intent is to bring greater awareness to the life conditions of the future caretakers of these delicate islands.
There are many programs to conserve the nature of the Galapagos Islands, but fewer that address the issues surrounding residents of the Galapagos. Children of the Galapagos is addressing a much needed humanitarian element in a place world famous for its nature and environment. You cannot hope to conserve the environment without first addressing the needs and challenges of local people.