$35.00 will provide a packet of five illustrated books in Kawgian, the local native language, inspired by the environment and culture of the Kogui people from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Colombia is home to some 90 ethnic groups, each of them with their own language and culture. The Kogui people are respected as the 'Elder Brothers" and considered the guardians of ecological wisdom. While there are needs to develop differentiated education systems for each of the minority groups, schools seldom have children's literary books at all. Associated Organization: Fundacion Mahluna.