Ukux Kaj Ukux Ulew
(Guatemala)

Four good friends living in the high plateau in El Quiché, Guatemala, make decisions about the environmental damage they face every day in their neighborhood. In addition, the program promotes the consumption of natural food and criticizes the consumption of non-nutritional products.

Ukux Kaj Ukux Ulew created awareness about the protection and conservation of the environment in relation to waste management, depletion of water sources, and air pollution.

The radio talk show, which was broadcast in Q’eqchi (Mayan language), addressed waste management and types of garbage, recycling, identification and protection of water sources, and nutrition awareness.

The amount of waste allocated per day in the municipal dump in Guatemala City is around 900 tons. On average, a person in Guatemala City produces 0.727 kilograms of garbage per day. It is estimated that there are 1,000 illegal solid waste dumps in Guatemala City. Industries and people living by the river banks have converted the rivers into clandestine garbage dumps.

Asociación Juventud K’iche’
Health Unlimited
Local broadcasters

Targeted youth ages 12-20 in five municipalities in Guatemala: El Quiché, Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango and San Marcos.

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