Culture and Education
The F.O.E.R. calls natural persons, cultural and ecological collectives to participate in any of the cultural activities, reading workshops, theater, music, crafts, environmental education and many more activities. It opens its doors to make agreements with other cultural managers in order to include a culture of diversity understanding the historical and natural processes.
When our readers see these graphic chronicles, it will not always be clear why a group – or collective – as it is now called, insists on multiplying actions that include workshops, courses, conferences and even games that involve a constant effort and that do not bring any economic income.
Today, we live with the idea that this is useless. Children, teenagers, young people and adults, forget those workshops in which they participated with enthusiasm and joy and later they dedicate themselves to fight for subsistence.
But the active members of the foundation believe, against all odds, that these are the foundations of the culture that ennobles a people.
Although culture, as a wise man once said, is everything that is learned and then forgotten, something remains.
Thus, we wish to remember those who participated and remind ourselves that we are planting a tree that, someday, will produce benefits.
Full Space Baños 2013
Creative expression in the street
Chalk Festival 2013
Proyecto Educación Arte Urbano
The power of the word
Guided tours for students in the biographical room of Oscar Efrén Reyes
The volunteer members have put their best efforts to serve the Country through the educational programs that are graphically detailed in the attached files: workshops, held from 2004 to 2014 in music, reading, art, theater, conferences, refresher courses for teachers, exhibitions, arts and crafts, restoration of the rooms of the Fray Enrique Mideros museum of the Basilica of Our Lady of Agua Santa de Baños, etc.
We offer to the readers of the website our work which is perhaps, as Reyes puts it in his History of the Republic:
“In the midst of the most terrible desolations, any noble motive to kindle some faith or to rekindle, energetically, in the aching national heart, some strong hope.”Oscar Efrén Reyes
Projects of investigation in progress: the monitoring of the mountain tapir or threatened amphibians in the Chamanapamba Forest Reserve, and the Reforestation and Habitat Restoration Project that we are carrying out in the region.
Find out more on our conservation projects page.
Agro-ecological fair “Jardín de semillas”
Thanks to the agreement between the organizations of CESA, PACAT and FOER in March 2019 a space for the direct meeting of consumers and agricultural producers will be created.
Its purpose: to establish once a week an agroecological fair with producers, in addition to activities to sensitize the population of the canton Baños to responsible consumption and issues related to agroecology.
Producers from various associations in Tungurahua participate, among them: “Sabiduría Pillareña”, an organization formed by women from Píllaro, the organization of producers of Tungurahua PACAT and local entrepreneurs.
The name of the seed garden is inspired by the Andean tapir, which FOER maintains a conservation project in the region, since it is known as the gardener of the forests.