The first harvest of Bupa’s program took place at the La Salle School in Santo Domingo.
Bupa’s Footprints of Change is the program implemented under the TiNi (Tierra de Niñas, Niños y Jóvenes) methodology, which promotes actions to achieve a positive impact on the well-being of communities, raising awareness and connecting new generations with nature. It also seeks to communicate that caring for the health of the environment has a direct impact on people’s health.
This is the first harvest that takes place in the Dominican Republic, after more than 6 months of activities of students and teachers that allowed TiNi to become a reality and turn it into a classroom that contributes to the generation of active empathy for life for the benefit of the community and the ecosystem. Huellas de Cambio has already been implemented in different cities in Latin America and will continue to grow in the country, adding more actions in the near future.
“Huellas de Cambio is a program that we are proud to promote in the Dominican Republic, in which we see reflected the efforts made by teachers and students to take care of the spaces and thus be able to harvest continuously. In addition, it allows us to create awareness of environmental care in the new generations,” said Marien Lamboglia, general manager of Bupa Dominicana.
The program is having an initial impact on 1,300 students between the ages of 6 and 12 at La Salle School in Santo Domingo and Santiago, who are in contact with nature through the planting of food plants, medicinal plants, flowers and trees.
Bupa Global Latin America aims to promote positive change in communities and the planet. With the support of the Association for Children and their Environment (ANIA), it contributes to the creation of TiNi gardens, which become a classroom and are cared for by the students, as they seek to help them become empowered as agents of change for the benefit of the community and the conservation of the environment.
“For Bupa Global Latin America it is extremely important to be able to capitalize on actions in favor of environmental care. Our purpose is to continue providing health to our customers, so we believe that caring for the planet is paramount,” said Ricardo Arango Pezet, general manager of Bupa Central America and the Caribbean.
The TiNi methodology, recognized by UNESCO as a good educational practice, has boosted the cognitive, physical, social and emotional process of students. 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.
“The alliance we have with Bupa allows us to catalyze our TiNi initiative. These are spaces with nature enabled with girls and boys where they develop empathy for life through actions that generate wellbeing for them, others and the natural world, in their homes, educational institutions, neighborhoods and communities,” commented Joaquín Leguía, executive director of ANIA.