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CHF International and Partners Celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service in Colombia

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CHF International brought of all of its partners together to celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service to improve schools and promote environmental sustainability in northern Colombia. CHF staff in Colombia worked with teams of volunteers in partnership with the following schools and local governments:

Department of Bolivar

Paraíso School - San Jacinto Municipality: Volunteers picked up trash and planted trees, giving each student an opportunity to plant a tree donated by the local government. CHF staff worked side-by-side with students, teachers, parents, the Municipal Technical Assistance Unit and the Community Action Committee. 

CHF International brought of all of its partners together to celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service to improve schools and promote environmental sustainability in northern Colombia. CHF staff in Colombia worked with teams of volunteers in partnership with the following schools and local governments:

Department of Bolivar

Paraíso School - San Jacinto Municipality: Volunteers picked up trash and planted trees, giving each student an opportunity to plant a tree donated by the local government. CHF staff worked side-by-side with students, teachers, parents, the Municipal Technical Assistance Unit and the Community Action Committee. 

Libertad Educational Institution - San Onofre Municipality: The stream that runs by the school was filled with trash. To address this, students learned about watershed management and the importance of protecting the environment,. The students also planted trees around the school and painted pictures to illustrate the care and protection of the environment. The celebration included students, teachers, parents, the Sucre Departmental Government and the National Park Administrative Unit.

San Jose Educational Center - Sucre Municipality and La Mojana School - Majagual Municipality: CHF International helped both of these schools recover after recent flooding. In partnership with local construction firms and community organizations, students, parents and teachers participated in educational activities to learn about proper hygiene and disposal of human waste, as well as how to handle waste management and control pests at the school in order to protect and maintain the re-built schools in a healthy, environmentally sustainable way.