Troy Wiseman and EcoPlanet Bamboo Working to Make Environmental Education Mainstream in Nicaragua
16th June 2016
Over the past few years Earth Day Network has worked on a Global Environmental and Climate Literacy Program with a commitment to ensuring that every student around the world gains a deep understanding of these global issues, by 2020.
Working with Troy Wiseman, CEO of EcoPlanet Bamboo and Earth Day Network Board member, the Government of Nicaragua, under direct leadership from President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo, has taken significant strides to drive Nicaragua as a first leader and incorporate such environment and climate education into the national curriculum through associated investments, projects and policies.
The first week of June, Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers and traveled to Nicaragua. EcoPlanet Bamboo's Troy Wiseman, who is a Board Member of the Earth Day Network faciliated meetings for EDN with Congressman Edwin Castro and Telemaco Talavera, President of Consejo Nacional de Universidades and Advisory Minister of the President of the Republic of Nicaragua, and Kamilo Lara, as well as nonprofit leaders and business leaders eager to join together on an environmental education project. Both Congressman Castro and Advisory Minister Talavera expressed their “strong interest and sense of responsibility” in having a national environmental literacy program for the students of Nicaragua.
The visit culminated with an environmental march and a fair filled with students from various schools to which Kathleen Rogers spoke about the importance of environmental education.
Environmental education has been a top priority for EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO Troy Wiseman since the company's first project in Nicaragua in 2010. However, previous to EcoPlanet Bamboo, Troy Wiseman built multiple orphanges in Nicaragua through the NGO he started in 1993, World Orphans. Wiseman's passion was to bring education to these children and give them opportunities to change their lives.
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