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Changes in climate will have a profound impact on both human activities and ecosystems.





BLUE SCHOOLS


The community of Trapiche Bajo located in the Municipality of Betanzos and in the department of Potosi, held the delivery act and the closing ceremony of the Project. “Escuelas Azules y puestos de salud en Bolivia” (health posts in rural Bolivia) with the participation of students, teaching staff, community members and representatives of Sumaj Punchay Celebrating with music, typical food, dance and poetry prepared for the occasion.

This Project, whinch consists in the sustainable management of the environmen tthrough the harvesting and optimization of water for itsconsumption and production of food, has as a main objetive the improvement of childrenshealth in schools and to positively influence ther environment.

The infrastructure of the projet consists in the delivery of rainwater storage tanks, sanitary services for students and teachers, a school greenhouse and production of organic vegetables for the educational unit «Trapiche Bajo», as well as the construction of sanitary services for the health post of the community.

Theoretical-practical workshops on water management care, agroforestry, good personal hygiene and nutrition practices wer also conducted in order to raise awareness amongst students, teachers an parents of families.

To conclude, the committe Parents, Authorities, Children an Teachers (PACT) was formed with student representatives, teachers, community leaders and school commitee, and will now be responsible for planning, managing, monitoring and continuing the implementation of the project within the community.

The project was funded by: IRHA, FONDATION GERTRUDE HORZEL, COMMUNE DE COLOGNY, COMMUNE DE PLAN-LES-OUATES, VILLE DE LANCY, SITSE and COMMUNE DE PUPLINGE.