In spite of the social, economic and political crisis of the country and the pandemic caused by COVID-19, more than 60 educational institutions, including schools and universities, have joined the Climate Action Project, Venezuela chapter, which aims to educate the coming generations about climate change and to raise awareness for the conservation of the planet.
This was reported by the President of the Education Sub-Commission of the National Assembly, Deputy for Lara State, Bolivia Suárez, after holding an online meeting with Ydalith Figueroa Kad-Bay, Ambassador for the Climate Action Project and First Teaching Ambassador of the ODS of the UN-Venezuela, who gave an assessment on the progress of this plan in the country that began last September 28th.
The parliamentarian from Larrabia explained that Ambassador Ydalith Figueroa Kad-Bay was satisfied with the positive response that educators, university professors and students have had to this project, despite all the difficulties that exist in the country caused by acute crisis that Venezuelans are experiencing.
“There is a very sizeable interest of the new generations that are growing up in conserving nature, respecting the environment. They recognize the need to implement policies that favor environmental care and that companies abide by them to avoid pollution, for example: carbon emmisions.
He indicated that 60 percent of the students who participate in the Venezuela chapter of the climate project are from lower income social strata, who have shown greater interest in the program.
“Almost all Fe y Alegría schools have joined this project. The students of the Gran Sabana for example, have no internet signal and send the progress of the program, their drawings and projects of what they have done and learned so far, at a specific time to a site in the city where they send their data by Whatsapp. Here we see that there is a great interest in learning how to preserve their environs, the home where these children live.
Congresswoman Suarez argued that urgent action is needed to address both the pandemic and the environmental emergency in order to save lives and livelihoods. “That is why these plans to chart a safer and more sustainable future for citizens are so important. Keep in mind that such plans now, can help the world rebuild better from the current crisis generated by the pandemic.
For her part, Ambassador Ydalith Figueroa Kad-Bay, was very grateful to the National Assembly through the Education Sub-Committee of the Social Development Commission and President (e) Juan Guaidó, for the commitment made to develop the project in the formal education system, given the importance of environmental issues and care of the planet.
The Venezuelan Ambassador commented on the success and variety of the registration of the Educational Institutions incorporated into the Climate Action Project Venezuela sponsored by the United Nations and the WWF, among other institutions.
“I feel proud to be a pioneer in Venezuela of such an important program in favor of Climate Action and to be able to stimulate the participation of all the Educational Institutions, NGOs and foundations which today have joined the Climate Action Project 2020-2021, and who will become multipliers of the message and the lessons we will obtain in this project”, highlighted Ambassador Ydalith Figueroa Kad-Bay.