Photo: Joaquin Leguía works with Peruvian school boys and girls.
Joaquín Leguía will receive an award for his life trajectory
Quito, April 12, 2016
The Educational Excellence Contest rewards teachers for their work in the classrooms and for the successful implementation of projects focused on improving educational quality. Also, this space seeks to recognize those who seek to improve the quality of life of Latin Americans and their environment.
Tomorrow, Wednesday April 13, the Peruvian activist Joaquín Leguía will receive the Nôus Award for Lifetime Achievement for his tireless quest to involve the children of Peru in caring for nature and creating an environmental awareness that has transcended South American borders. .
Peruvian environmental activist, founder and executive director of the Association for Children and the Environment (ANIA). He is the creator of the TiNi methodology (land of girls, boys & young people), as part of ANIA, which today is applied in 12 Regions of Peru and 10 countries such as Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Canada, and Japan. The initiative has benefited more than 20,000 girls and boys who have contributed to the creation and care of more than 2,000,000 m2 of natural areas in urban and rural areas. The Children's Land methodology has been recognized by UNESCO as a good practice in education for sustainable development at a global level.