Hi my name is Elliea Rosita Gongora. I am 9 Years old. I live In Fresh Pond Burrell Boom with my mom and dad and two sisters. I am in standard one at St. Joseph R.C. School in Belize City. My hobbies are riding my bike, swimming, playing video games and picnicking.
I want to be an Eco-Kid because I love nature. My mom have taught me since I can remember not to throw away garbage through the car window and one time I did and she saw me and we had to go all the way back for me to pick it up. I cried and asked her why did she do that and she said to me that it can harm animals. From then I have never done that ever again. When I was 6 my mom also took me canoeing and we saw garbage on the river and a bird picking at it that is when I saw for myself how it can hurt animals. I try to teach my friends at school and most of them listen to me to throw away their garbage in the trash bin.
I love animals and birds. I want to be a person who takes care of animals when I get older. I don’t like to see animals hurting. I want to help animals that are endangered. We learnt that in class about manatees, Jaguar and Toucans. If I can I want to help that there can be more in Belize for everyone to see. Last night on the way home we saw a Tapir on the road! That was so neat! So all I want is to learn more about nature and how to make it better. I promise that I will be the best student I can and tell all my friends about my time at camp. Thank you so much!