Building sustainable futures
Environmental eco-explorers. Children teaching children. Peer-to-peer learning. Conservation leaders of tomorrow. These are just a few of the phrases we use to describe our education program. But what do we actually do? Para La Tierra has set up a club of young individuals who want to have an impact on their community and their environment.
The project provides environmental education in a new and innovative fashion. More than that, we give the children a place to find themselves. Encouraging them to discover their interests, step out of their comfort zone, pursue their passions and make a difference in the world.
Paraguay was ranked last in the World Competitiveness Index in Primary Education. We have seen first-hand the windowless classrooms, the dirt floors the kids sit on when they don’t have enough desks, and the fifteen-year-old text books. That’s why we focus on getting the children to pursue their education outside of the classroom. Inspiring them to engage in extracurricular activities and become passionate about a cause.
“We felt like we had the opportunity to change things here. There are a lot of different things to do so I learned a lot on different areas of study, animals and methods in such a little time!”Sara, France