Environmental education for children and adolescents in Puerto Asis

Puerto Asis, Putumayo, December 1, 2021 – To raise awareness among our youngest neighbors about the importance of caring for and conserving the environment, we delivered a series of environmental classes in ten schools in Puerto Asis.

Through implementing pedagogical and recreational strategies, about 200 children and adolescents from nine villages in Puerto Asis learned about issues related to the conservation, protection and care of natural resources.

“We are grateful to the new Amerisur for this initiative that allows our children to creatively and dynamically understand the importance of loving and respecting nature,” said Leidy Guerrero, a teacher at the Sinai site of the Santa Isabel school.

As well as the environmental training, we gave more than 190 study kits to schoolchildren to help in their education. This donation is in addition to the initiative we lead to promote education in our neighboring communities, which to date has benefited more than 1,600 families.

Through teaching children and adolescents who contribute to the protection of the environment we will continue to implement this kind of initiative to raise awareness and sensitivity about the importance of caring for nature and promoting new leadership.