Bupa‘s Huellas de Cambio (Footprints of Change) program, implemented under the TiNi (Tierra de Niñas, Niños y Jóvenes) methodology, recently celebrated the harvest stage with more than 800 students and their teachers at the Unidad Educativa Fiscal 24 de Mayo in Quito, Ecuador.
The program created by Bupa Global Latin America aims to promote positive change in communities and the planet. With the support of the Association for Childhood and and its Environment (ANIA) and the MIWA Education and Environmental Awareness Foundation, they contribute with the creation of TiNi gardens, which become classrooms whose care is the responsibility of the students, to help them become empowered as agents of change, for the benefit of the community and the conservation of the environment.
“Huellas de Cambio is Bupa’s Social Responsibility program, which works with children from public schools to preserve the environment through the development of gardens. Today, the students can see that the work, the camaraderie, and all the effort that they have put into caring for this natural space, just as we can see that our program pays off by the commitment of young people to the health of the planet” said Leopoldo Baez, General Manager of Bupa Ecuador.
The Huellas de Cambio program, under the TiNi methodology, promotes actions to achieve a positive impact on the well-being of communities, raising awareness and connecting new generations with Mother Nature. It also seeks to communicate that caring for the health of the environment has a direct impact on our own health.
Mónica Reinoso, Executive Director and Founder of MIWA stated that “Our alliance with ANIA seeks to bring the TiNi methodology to more children in Ecuador. Thanks to Bupa’s Huellas de Cambio program, we have been able to make this a reality, growing our presence in the country and valuing Mother Earth as our teacher and ally“.
The TiNi methodology, recognized by UNESCO as a good educational practice, has boosted the cognitive, physical, social and emotional process of students in Quito. This is how the methodology ties in with Bupa’s objective of caring for people’s health through environmental conservation, which produces positive changes for everyone.