More than 900 children from different schools in the capital and are part of the Environmental Education Project "Floating School on Lake Xolotlán", executed by the Municipality, were benefited with didactic material and tools for school gardens, donated by the International Cooperation Agency of Japan (JICA).
The donation consists of 400 interactive booklets, 400 t-shirts, 400 scarves, 92 plastic containers (20, 120 and 1,100 liters), 8 microscopes and tools for agriculture, which will be distributed in the participating schools.
Upon receiving the donation that comes to strengthen the scope of the project, Mayor Reyna Rueda Alvarado thanked the support of the Japanese Government, which, since the beginning of the project three years ago, has been a guarantor to contribute to the protection of water resources. From the capital.
"We appreciate the confidence that the Japan International Cooperation Agency has had in this effort that we began in 2021 and the willingness to share with us their experiences in the care and protection of water bodies," said Rueda.
The Floating School as a pilot project began with 4 affiliated schools and in three years increased to 8 schools.
Tomoyuki Odani, representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Nicaragua, said that his country supports programs that aim to protect water sources.
"We are implementing environmental education activities, through the Floating School, so that children learn and appreciate how the waters of Lake Xolotlán have to be cared for, as a mirror of their home, thanks to the Managua Mayor's Office for allowing us to accompany them in this effort," Odani said.
The benefited schools are: San Sebastián, Solidaridad, José Ramón Suárez, Tomás Borge Martínez, Barriletes de Colores, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Republic of Canada and Benito Juárez.