More than 300 Students Attend the ReCrearte Workshop Series Hosted in Collaboration with Eco Escuelas ProgramApril 19, 2016
Friday, April 15 concluded the series of creative recycling workshops offered by the GFDD program ReCrearte, as part of the Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de la República Dominicana´s project Eco Escuelas. The workshops were taught in a total of nine schools, with the aim of raising awareness about today”s environmental challenges and promoting good practices on recycling and sustainable development.
More than 300 students participated in the workshops
taught by Bertha Santana, ReCrearte´s coordinator, who expressed satisfaction for the success of this collaboration with Eco Escuelas and the hospitality received from the academic institutions. According to the Coordinator, "students, at the end of the workshops, mentioned, with great enthusiasm, they were amazed, motivated, grateful, empowered and wanted to learn more about creative recycling."
The hosting institutions were: Escuela Formerio Rodríguez, Instituto Politénico De Haina, Escuela Pueblo Nuevo, Escuela República De Panamá, Escuela Punta de Garza, Escuela San Antón, Politécnico Eugenio De Jesús Marcano Fondeu, Escuela Cazabe, Escuela Perantuen.
ReCrearte works with the most disadvantaged members of the community who
receive training in the art of recycling and creating new objects from waste and, at the same time, 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 strengthens both individuals and communities alike.