EcoClub Manual

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EcoClub Manual
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Project Type(s):

Country: Panama
Volunteer(s) Name: E Harrington
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Oregon
Funds community contributed: $400
Percentage community contributed: 28%
Funds needed were: $855
Funds requested were: $1000
PPCP #: 525-117
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Panama 2009 (8).
Business Plan Development Seminars, Community Center (Panama), Community Latrine Project (Panama), Community Park Renovation, Development of Tourist Welcome Center, EcoClub Manual, Rural Water Committee Training, Water Catchment Systems
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Other Projects in Panama (20).
Business Plan Development Seminars, Captain Planet Ecological and Education Fair Panama, Chalite Community Center Construction, Community Center (Panama), Community IT Center Panama, Community Latrine Project (Panama), Community Park Renovation, Community Park for Youth Development and Environmental Conservation, Development of Tourist Welcome Center, EcoClub Manual, Ecotourism Project Embera Indian Tribe Panama, El Zapote Community Latrine, Latrine Project Panama, Quebrada Tula Rural Health Services Improvement, Rural Water Committee Training … further results
State Flag of Oregon.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Oregon (13).
Asmadel Women and Youth Social and Legal Support Center, Justin Brady, Brasov County, Emergency Management Workshop, Kent Coe, Community Classroom, Community Sanitation Project, EcoClub Manual, Enhancing English Through Technology, Heidi Geller, Gender Development Trainings, Girls Summer Camp, Julia Harvey, Terry Hayden, Laura Holt, Stephen Kafoury … further results
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Info about the EcoClub Manual

A community in the province of Veraguas is home to Panama’s largest and oldest Ecoclub, an international environmental youth group. The club recently celebrated their 12th anniversary, and their legacy of educating communities, particularly youth, about the importance of conserving and protecting natural resources, recycling, littering (a huge issue throughout Panama), hygiene, and health issues. As the group continues to educate the surrounding communities they also strive to create more Ecoclubs around the country.

Throughout the year the children hold fundraisers to help pay transportation costs to visit other communities and spread the word about Ecoclub. The largest problem that the group faces in trying to create new groups throughout the country, however, is the inability to visit a community more than once, due to transportation costs. It has been found that while the Ecoclub leaders are inspiring, new groups often flounder without more direction, despite the best intentions of the children in the community and the adults who have shown interest in helping with the new groups.

With the creation of an Ecoclub Manual, which will outline the purpose of Ecoclub, the basics of group formation, the roles and responsibilities of the cabinet, and activities and project suggestions, the local Ecoclub is confident that new groups will have more success staying focused and motivated, thus spreading the Ecoclub message of protecting Panama’s resources and her people.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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