On Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 of October, in the facilities of the Productivity and Training Technical Institute (INTECAP), PepsiCo and cbc taught the first workshop of “Aprendizaje Verde” (Green Learning). This workshop was directed to the teachers of the future demonstrative schools in the departments of Izabal, Sololá and Zacapa.
“Aprendizaje Verde” (Green Learning”) is created because of the need to provide Latin American teachers with environmental education resources for children in elementary and high school. This program has the objective to educate and contribute to reduce the vulnerability to the climatic change and was developed by the Tecnológico de Monterrey with the support of PepsiCo, Televisa, The Young Americas Business Trust and the American States Organization. With the support of cbc, they are reaching different countries.
Rosa María de Frade, cbc´s Director of Corporate Affairs, said: “Aprendizaje Verde” (Green Learning) is a program that provides the best learning resources for teachers in subjects such as water care, adequate management of solid waste and climatic change. Our objective it to reach teachers of elementary and high school. Through this educational innovative model, learning communities are created that allow informing, training, innovating and transforming the culture. This way we are contributing to a better world”.
María Isabel Carrera Cancino, Director of Innovation for the Civil Society of the Tecvirtual University of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, who was responsible of teaching the workshop, said: “It is an opportunity for Guatemalan teachers to have a virtual network of environmental subjects that they can replicate with their students. Education through green programs is the best tool to generate conscience and to reduce environmental contamination.”
María Elena Ferguson, Councilwoman of the Puerto Barrios, Izabal, municipality, said: “This workshop is very important for the Department of Izabal, above all because it represents a change in environmental management. This program is part of a comprehensive plan that includes good management of solid waste in the department.”