SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, September 21 (EUROPA PRESS) –
On September 29, the educational centers of the Canary Islands will experience a day of tribute and environmental awareness with the initiative ‘Reforest hope through school’ and which will consist of a massive planting of trees to counteract the consequences of the fire that this summer affected the island of Tenerife.
The action, which will take place simultaneously in the almost a thousand centers that make up the public network of the islands, will have its epicenter in the Tenerife CEIP of Aguamansa, in the municipality of La Orotava, one of the most affected by the fire.
‘Reforest hope’ is part of the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training, Physical Activity and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands and the action “is framed in the protocol that, before the start of the 2023/2024 academic year, we designed to welcome the students of the centers of the area affected by the fire, one of the most serious in the history of the Canary Islands, with thousands of hectares burned and people displaced from their homes for several days,” explains the counselor, Poli Suárez, in a note.
Now, with this proposal, it is extended to the rest of the archipelago because the Government defends “a united Canary Islands and an educational community that integrates a single family”, according to the general director of Education Planning, Inclusion and Innovation, David Pablos. .
Along these lines, he encourages massive participation and announces that, on that day, all the senior officials of the Ministry will travel to different centers on the islands.
“We organized this symbolic act with the idea of planting the seed of resilience in our students,” adds Pablos, for whom, in addition, ‘Reforesting hope’ will later become a pedagogical resource for “the activation of dynamics that can be designed and adapted to the context of each participating center”.
Pablos insists that “it is not a specific action, but a significant and symbolic activity that will continue” and assures that the message that he wants to convey to the educational community is that “even though one of the eight islands has burned,” Hope is not lost and everyone must “stick together.”
Along these lines, his department will promote an even broader and more ambitious project to train students in fire prevention and continue reforestation.