On the last full day in Tumbira, the group had the chance to present the results to Virgilio, the CEO of FAS and Silvia, the community based tourism manager at FAS. Vigilio gave very positive feedback and presented how FAS intends to engage on the material produced by the group to bring it forward.
Edgard, as facilitator of this section, congratulated the group. However, he added that more could been done if everyone had really connected to their individual and group X-factor. If they could do it again, perhaps they could have done even more if started moving earlier and trusted each other's responsibility and powers.
The morning of the 27th marked the grand reveal of the final week : the challenges or prototypes that the group would have to create by July 30th. Edgard and Fábio presented three missions, guiding principles, and working laws. The principles were simple : the results had to be free, fast, fun. However, he quickly added that because every group "gets the challenge they deserve", the results of the Amazon Summer School prototypes would also have to be fantastic. Being good or great was not enough - they would have to be fantastic. He advised each of the participants that in order to complete the missions, each one would have to allow their X-factor, or individual superpowers, to be unleashed to connect to their higher self and create unimaginable things.
The first step after receiving the challenges was to take half an hour by themselves and wander around, letting their legs take them where they wanted. When back, after some big group decision processes, they divided themselves in three...
After a well-deserved slow start of the day, the bravery module was launched by Edgard Gouveia, sharing his inspirational knowledge and experience with community work and collaborative games. His first step was to surface the group's expectations and make a list on flip chart. With this step out of the way, Edgard guided the group through a series of physical games that sparked reflection about collaboration, and how people usually act in the world.
Some of the feedback or reflection was related to the usual automatic behavior, reaction to commands, and strict goals that are impressed on individuals by society. Through the exercise, the group realized that doing things differently, acting with awareness and including others in process or decision making can lead to results where more people can enjoy and succeed. Participants were left puzzling how they act in the world and relate to others on the way to their dreams and goals.
The afternoon was an introduction to the Oasis Game of Elos...