The institution, the first of its kind in the country, was inaugurated by President Iván Duque, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Carlos Eduardo Correa Escaf, and the Minister of Education, María Victoria Angulo.
‘Education is the path to development and the vehicle to be more aware of nature. For this reason, Savia Colombia was born, an itinerant school that will be throughout the territory teaching best practices to take care of the environment, fauna, flora and biodiversity of the country, ‘said the head of state.
According to the presentation, the idea is to create a culture of sustainability through the teaching of behavior in the relationship of children and young people with their natural environment.
The government tries to take Savia to all the departments of Colombia, and to enable the creation of a thousand new nurseries in four months, to stimulate environmental educational projects for schools in the country.
In addition, to award 80 scholarships for young people in a diploma on ecological restoration and the granting of seed capital for a youth green enterprise, in alliance with the Shake yourself strategy.
According to the presidency, the School has a physical space with a permanent offer of training and participation and a web ecosystem, which facilitates the permanent consultation of contents and the interaction of knowledge networks.
It also promotes the creation of alliances with the public and private sectors to enhance sustainability strategies and environmental training.
With more than 50 thousand registered species and about 31 million hectares protected, equivalent to 15 percent of the national territory, Colombia ranks second worldwide in biodiversity.