Colorful sardines and octopuses flood the streets of Los Olivos neighborhood in Tomillero Carnival

Colorful sardines and octopuses flood the streets of the neighborhood of Los Olivos-Latina, in the Tomillero Carnival, to raise awareness about the importance of keeping the seas and oceans clean, to achieve a marine fauna free of microplastics and other polluting elements.

As part of the comprehensive intervention that we carry out, yesterday Thursday, children and adolescents, together with people of different ages, were able to enjoy this fun community activity. The carnival has been developed from all the SAIs and the I+I of Support to School Success of Tomillo.

In addition, the SAI Latina Los Olivos had previously organized a costume workshop, so that all participants could show off their wonderful marine creations at the carnival party. Thus, all the girls, boys and young people went out in the neighborhood with their costumes in the parade that we organized, with music and games. And, to finish the walk, a great snack at the organization’s premises.

The theme of the carnival has been respect for the environment, in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping the seas and oceans clean. During the previous weeks, several sessions were held to work on and raise awareness of this content.

From the educational teams of Fundación Tomillo we celebrate these community processes that activate children and young people towards participation, empowering them in the use of their public spaces and provoking their desire for action and community transformation. Shall we continue?