The environmental non-profit association Limpiaventura has been working on cleaning our beaches for almost three years.
It all started as a group of friends that met every Sunday to pick up the waste that dirties our coast; nowadays, they are a consolidated group of volunteers that has not missed a single Sunday to make their dream come true: «cleaning the sea». And this is the target they pursue with an educative workshop they have been developing for the children in the island and with which hey are visiting the schools in Fuerteventura
The workshop «Jurella va a las escuelas» is an adaptation of a tale given up by the University of Chile: «El viaje de Jurella y los microplásticos». Limpiaventura has created an activity based on this tale, which Can take between 45 minutes and 2 and a half hours, aiming to make the youngest aware of the consequences of all the waste that arrives in the sea. It’s an activity where children are the protagonists, helping to develop their innate connection with nature, love and respect for the environment, feelings that they already have and only need to be brought to life.
The workshop is developed in several stages. Through storytelling and the visit to the main animal-characters of the story they develop an interactive activity where ideas about the harm of the waste in the sea are shared, recycling, marine animals and the need to protect them; all of it in a funny way by means of handicrafts and games… «The workshop ends with the cleaning of the beach in which children participate very excited and willing to help and cooperate», Alina Kunz, the president of the association tells us. «It’s a project that unites, promotes teamwork and where everybody learns from action».
Another strong point of this beautiful activity is that adults are inspired by the excitement transferred by children. And it’s just this passion for learning of the youngest and their willingness to protect nature what motivates Limpiaventura to keep giving example with their perseverance and coherence.
Nowadays there are four people developing and integrating this workshop: Alina, president of Limpiaventura and manager of the language School Kunz; Florence, the teacher; Elena, the painter, and Tamara, the pedagogue and environmental specialist.
To ensure the continuity of «Jurela va a la escuela», Limpiaventura keeps looking for volunteer and aware professionals with experience in the field of pedagogy and work with children, ready to commit for a long period of time as they work with schools all over the island.
«You are the change that the world needs. You are able to create an impact just by changing your habits and joining the people who want to do the same things as you do. More than 100 people are already doing it: they meet once a week to join their forces. Join us whenever you want!
If you want to book this workshop for your school, for either children or young people, contact Limpiaventura. They have different versions of the workshop according to the age of the participants. www.limpiaventura.org | 610 013 424
All the expenses are covered by the association, which you can help with a donation. Follow them on the social nets to get to know more closely their great work.
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