Ocean Literacy Programme for Coastal Communities in Ecuador (OL Programme in Ecuador)

Ocean Literacy Programme for Coastal Communities in Ecuador (OL Programme in Ecuador)

Ocean Literacy Programme for Coastal Communities in Ecuador (OL Programme in Ecuador) 430 283 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Fundación Amiguitos del Océano

Amiguitos del Oceano works directly in coastal community schools by implementing an educational program addressing one of the worst environmental issues we are facing worldwide: plastic pollution.

We are tackling this challenge through education, but in a different way. We seek to reduce and prevent ocean pollution through ocean literacy, encouraging people to change practices and habits helping the conservation of ecosystems, biodiversity and human health. This effort uses innovative methodologies so children can understand why it is so important to take care the ocean, and local communities can also be part of the management and conservation of our environment through education with an affective, playful, practical, intercultural, holistic approach that promotes responsible consumption in the population and empathy with our environment. We have educated more than 10,000 kids in 34 coastal communities and collected almost 4 tonnes of garbage in 38 beach clean-ups. Our data shows exactly what we teach: single-use plastics are choking our ocean, many species and us.

Start Date: 14/06/2021

End Date: 31/05/2023

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade programme Ocean Literacy With All (OLWA): the change we need for the ocean we want


Daniela Hill: daniela.hill.piedra@gmail.com


challenges: Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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