The nearly nine million residents in Lima, Peru's capital city, produce more than 8,000 tons of trash per day. Poor city waste management has led to the city's abundance of rubbish on the streets near the most impoverished neighborhoods. Lima's garbage issues impact air quality, and therefore citizens' health. Therefore, it's very important to teach urban composting in schools, with special attention to Public schools and kindergartens. This project will be developed in 30 public educational institutions in Lima, with students of one specific grade, who, together with their parents and teachers, will have the task of spreading the project in the other grades.
The direct beneficiaries for each school, will be 50 children, 3 teachers and 10 parents (63 * 30) total 1890 people; the indirect beneficiaries 250 students, 15 teachers from the rest of the classrooms and 318 families involved just in the first year, without considering the changes that can be implemented in the sorrounding community.
Each school will have this workshop once a week during 4 months, within the workshop they will learn general points about composting linked to the different learning areas, and in practice, they will have composters and earthworm containers to obtain compost and humus.
Once the first "harvest" of compost is reached, educational visits will be made once a month, during four more months, to observe the development of what has been learned.
Since the school year develops in 10 months, we will work with 15 schools per year, so, it will take 2 years for its implementation and assurance of its sustainability.
The responsables for this project will be 15 rotarians of our club, both in its implementation and sustainability, each one will be in charge of supervising the work in two schools, and Lima Verde sac, with whom we have already worked in two school projects, will be in charge of the workshops.
The project funds will cover the budget of the workshops and all the materials for its implementation.