Name of organisation
Jaime Roldos Aguilera School
Number of staff
3 permanent teachers, the school's 45 pupils, young alumni and parents.
Number of visitors per year
Overall aims of the centre
Environmental education for children and young villagers of the community within the Santay wetland.
Description of the centre
The Santay wetland has 4200 ha between the island and the Guayas River as a zone of influence. The primary school and its Club EcologistaCES are located on the island and carry out activities within their school environmental calendar. The main ones are clean-up campaigns, collection of materials for recycling, tours in the wetland and the river, internal artistic activities such as theatre, dance, drawing, painting and collage competitions.
Main CEPA work area
We are currently setting up an educational programme to influence the participation of the whole community in awareness raising activities. The programme includes mainstream communication projects.
Top three successes
Photo exhibition on the history of the school
School area clean-up project
Success has been measured by the participation and interest of children and parents in participating.
Top three challenges
1.- That the Environmental Education programme is supported by the entire population of the community.
2.- To establish our own projects aimed at learning more about the wetland and protecting it.
3.- To establish relationships with other schools in wetlands.
Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools;
Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Early years education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Developing resources / materials
Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety; Fund-raising; Project planning.
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