The Catholic University of Colombia has started the pilot of its second project, which is part of the typologies assistance services, cultural management and community actions. This project is called “Construction of Culture and environmental awareness with children and young people in some sectors of the 57 Zonal Planning Unit (UPZ by its acronym in Spanish) Gran Yomasa from 2016 to 2020”.
The main objective of the aforementioned project is to promote in girls, boys and young people the awareness of caring for the environment and responsible pet ownership as a contribution to the education processes to provide for the improvement of living conditions in the micro-territories involved.
To measure this objective, the following subprojects worked, among others, are taken into account:
- Reforestation of riverbanks for the conservation of the Bolonia stream associated with the Rincón de Bolonia community in the locality of Usme.
- Selection of structural alternative for the fog catcher project to use at the Ofelia Uribe de Acosta District School.
- Technical-social support for the development of sustainable energy projects at Ofelia Uribe de Acosta School – Yomasa, Bogotá D.C.
- Environmental waste management program for the community of the San Marcelino Champagnat Pastoral Service Center.
- Urban agriculture in Yomasa: “Sembrando Futuro”.
- Efficiency of wind energy in Yomasa “pilot test Ofelia Uribe de Acosta School”.
- Design of a wind turbine to generate electrical energy at the Ofelia Uribe de Acosta school, Yomasa community.
- Agrimation 1.0: automated agricultural prototype of sprouts at the San Marcelino Champagnat Center.
- Water Collector 1.0: development of a water collection system.
- AGRODROYD: monitoring system for the care and irrigation of agricultural products in urban crops.
- Manual for the monitoring and stability of the slope at Ofelia Uribe de School.
- Grooving of water supply for the greenhouse at the Ofelia Uribe de Acosta School.
- Strategies for the recovery of the round of the Yomasa stream.
- Home systems for collecting rainwater.
- Piping and management of fog catcher water, Ofelia Uribe de Acosta School, Usme locality.
- “Huellitas al Rescate” Project
These subprojects register approximately 80 activities carried out with the community and around 200 girls, boys and young people trained in caring for the environment.
Measuring the repercussion of this project will allow the university to know how much it has managed to transform this community.