The foundation, the first of its kind in the country, was inaugurated by President Ivan Duque, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Carlos Eduardo Correa Escaf, and Minister of Education, Maria Victoria Angolo.
“Education is the path to development and the means to be more aware of nature. For this reason, Savia Columbia was born, a mobile school that will be throughout the territory to teach best practices for the care of the environment, animals, plants and biodiversity of the country,” said the head of state.
According to the presentation, the idea is to create a culture of sustainability by teaching behavior in the relationship of children and young people to their natural environment.
The government is trying to transfer Savia to all departments of Colombia, enabling the establishment of a thousand new nurseries within four months, to stimulate environmental educational projects for schools in the country.
In addition, to award 80 scholarships to young people in a diploma on environmental restoration and to grant seed capital to the Green Youth Project, in alliance with the “Shake Yourself” strategy.
According to the Presidency, the school has a physical space with a permanent offer for training and engagement and a web ecosystem, facilitating permanent content consultation and interaction between knowledge networks.
It also encourages the creation of alliances with the public and private sectors to promote sustainability strategies and environmental training.
With more than 50,000 registered species and protected nearly 31 million hectares, equivalent to 15 percent of the national territory, Colombia ranks second globally in biodiversity.
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