Youth Leadership for Conservation
Art Medium: Mural Painting and Letter-writing
Partner: Fundacion Mundo Azul
Location: Quetzalito, Guatemala
This Binational project united youth from Guatemala and Honduras to develop solutions to the pollution of the shared Motagua River, which carries waste into their coastal communities and into the ocean. Through this CAP, a dialogue was opened between the two neighboring countries to build citizenship among youth regarding their participation in solving environmental problems that affect their communities.
Through penpal letter writing, youth in the two communities shared the problems they witnessed in their communities related to environmental pollution and also brainstormed ideas together to reduce the water contamination.
As a culmination of learning, youth in both countries painted a final mural to educate their respective communities on environmental preservation, waste disposal, and the importance of marine habit and health.