Around the world, especially amongst the young, there is a growing interest in sustainability—including on Curaçao. But there is little accessible, locally-focused Papiamento educational material available. With improved educational activities, local youth and the general community of Curaçao can be inspired to take matters into their own hands.
With TUI Care Foundation support, a curriculum on 'Plastic and Recycling on Curacao’ will be developed. The interactive classes are suitable for students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 from all primary schools on Curaçao and can be provided in Papiamento or Dutch, with the aim of reaching over 8,000 students. The curriculum is supported by a bilingual website in Dutch and Papiamento, a GreenKidz magazine and a GreenKidz Award which will be presented at the annual GreenKidz party.
The package will be offered free of charge by a GreenKidz guest lecturer to the target group and will include instructional and in-depth material for teachers. Local school children are encouraged to care for and act responsibly towards their living and school environment and actively contribute to a greener, cleaner, healthier Curaçao.
TUI Care Foundation hopes to set an example to other organisations on the island and to inspire all to take responsibility for effective waste management. We are also supporting the placement of recycling bins in tourist areas. You can read more about this project here.
GreenKidz is a Keep Learning Foundation project. GreenKidz creates high quality, Curaçao-tailored reading and teaching materials. They aim to encourage local youth to care for their living and school environments and actively contribute to a cleaner, greener, healthier Curaçao.