Nova Revisão School Project

Project that built a school for traditional knowledge and the production of natural medicines and cosmetics in the penultimate village of non-isolated indigenous people in the upper Jordan River, AC, a village named Nova Revisão.

It was six months of hard work during the year of 2022, taking workers and materials up the river to build the structure, integrating indigenous and riverside workers for a harmonious project that unites knowledge from both cultures, indigenous and ecological urban culture.

The school features solar energy, a bathroom with an ecological water treatment system, satellite internet, and five interconnected modules, including a central classroom and communal area with a kitchen and educational materials, a storage room for materials, a room for essential oil distillation, a cold-press oil room, a drying and herb storage room, and an office with satellite internet.

Since the beginning of the school’s construction, bi-monthly meetings have been held with the resident group in Nova Revisão village, with teachers from all around Brasil, where workshops on knowledge integration are taught.

In addition to the school construction, a calendar of transdisciplinary educational activities has been developed.

The Nova Revisão group has been learning to use basic laboratory equipment such as essential oil distillers, cold-press oil machines, and basic laboratory practices for the production of handmade cosmetics, while also teaching about their forest knowledge to the non indigenous teachers, thus promoting an environment of knowledge exchange and unity with respect and harmony.

These activities aim to strengthen indigenous traditional medicine practices, promoting economic prosperity, health and education.

The bi-monthly meetings happened trough the year of 2022. After begining of 2023, the educational meetings are being promoted and are expected to continue indefinitely so the school keeps its activity as a center for education in traditional Huni Kui knowledge, as well as a regional reference for the production of natural medicines, and cosmetics, agroecological food, knowledge integration, and ecological sanitation.

The project is the result of a collaborative effort involving donations from an institution from Norway directed by the donnor Jonny Kristiansen, the Campo Sagrado team, and the Huni Kui and Ribeirinho people of the Jordan River.

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