It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the environmental issues we face, but Lesbia Gualip always tells her students that even doing something small can make a big difference if it’s coming from the heart.
On this #WorldChildrensDay, we highlight these future forest guardians and an integral member of our alliance, who teaches children in El Porvenir, a community of 200 families just outside Guatemala’s Tikal National Park. The kids of El Porvenir can be found tending to their school’s vegetable garden, measuring the diameter of a mahogany, or planting saplings behind their school. These activities have a very specific purpose, says Gualip, "It’s not just that we plant a tree, it’s why we plant the tree. We teach lessons about deforestation and climate change.”
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