Calasanz School Students Learn to Reduce the Use of Plastic Bags through RecyclingNovember 20, 2016
Within the framework of the celebrations for Family Month at Colegio Calasanz, the ReCrearte Program, an initiative of GFDD / Funglode, offered 5 workshops in the academic institution. More than 300 children between 4 and 9 years old attended the workshops taught by the program’s coordinator, Bertha Santana, from November 15 to 17.
Students and teachers created tote bags using old T-shirts. Children learned about good recycling practices and nowadays environmental challenges. The teacher Ramona E. Grullón thanked ReCrearte for the visit to the center and said: "The workshop
on how to recycle was very interesting and managed to catch the attention of children who were super excited. Each child took home not only a beautiful bag but also the will to carry out other projects at home. The purpose was achieved!"
Bertha Santana, coordinator of the program Recrearte, expressed her satisfaction for the success of the workshops and the hospitality of the academic center. According to the coordinator, "the students, at the end of the
workshops, mentioned with great enthusiasm that they were amazed, motivated, and willing to continue learning about creative recycling."
The ReCrearte program works with the most disadvantaged communities, who receive training in the art of recycling and creating new objects from waste and simultaneously learn to develop an alternative source of income. The program revolves around the “three golden
rules” (or 3Rs) for the proper management of solid waste: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The workshops demonstrate and emphasize the idea that recycling waste and transforming it into art and objects for daily use strengthen individuals and communities alike.