Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Environmental Education Project

Environmental Education Project ~ School in San Pedro la Laguna

Ecology class for children aged 8 to 10 years old.

Environmental Education and cultural preservation in Central America. Traducción española :Proyecto Media Ambiental de Educación, Guatemala.

Development is rapidly contributing to the loss of indigenous cultures and languages, in addition to contributing to environmental devastation throughout central and south America . Western societies such as the EU and USA have become established upon a few centuries of trade and economic relations with developing countries. Western society depends on the natural resources and cheap labour forces of developing countries such as Central and South America, Asia and Africa. Our quality of life must not be taken for granted as we are living comfortably from the poverty and suffering of underprivileged people in "third-world" countries . Therefore, it is our responsibility to help protect and preserve indigenous cultures and ecologically vital ecosystems. Providing poor people with quality resources necessary to for them to have a sustainable way of living. We can deliver such support to the centre of poor indigenous communities by actively supporting the poorest schools and providing essential teaching materials and by promoting environmental education. (more)


-Download step by step guide pdf file here (return to webpage, go to bottom of page)


If you want to help by donating a second hand computer or Spanish school text books & school materials for Guatemalan children please email Carla Shaw BSc (Hons) at:

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.