[Online event in July] Goi Peace Youth Event “Growing a Peaceful Future with Nature -Building a Sustainable World through Empathy-”

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We are happy to announce that the Goi Peace Foundation will organize an online event “Growing a Peaceful Future with Nature -Building a Sustainable World through Empathy-” coming July (*See the “Date/Time” section below for your local time.):

Youth events aim to foster a community of young people from around the world, who will play a leading role as peacemakers in their respective countries. At each event, participants not only learn from the inspirational talks of the lecturers who dedicate their lives in creating peace, but also learn from each other.

We are inviting Joaquín F. Leguía Orezzoli, Founder and Director of ANIA (Asociación para la Niñez y su Ambiente), based in Perú as our main speaker. With his firm belief that “Nature is our teacher,” he will share his vision, life story, and experiences of working with children to nurture their empathy for life for nearly 30 years. His focus includes Mother Nature in the education system as a teacher of empathy for life: the capacity to feel, think, and act for oneself, other people, and the natural world.

Joaquín will join us from Costa Rica where he currently leads his initiative Nature as a teacher in the education system.

This event is open to everyone in the world via YouTube Live Stream, regardless of age. (Registration has been closed)

Date/Time (of the main program)

    • Saturday, July 13th, 12:00-13:40, Japan Standard Time (UTC +9)
    • Saturday, July 13th, 08:30-10:10, India Standard Time (UTC +5:30)
    • Saturday, July 13th, 05:00-06:40, Central European Summer Time (UTC +2)
    • Friday, July 12th, 21:00-22:40, Mountain Daylight Time/Central Standard Time (UTC -6), etc.

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<Main Program> 100 minutes

  • Introduction
  • Inspirational talk by Joaquín F. Leguía Orezzoli
  • Interview with Joaquín F. Leguía Orezzoli
  • Q & A and dialogue session
  • Closing message

<Group sharing session (for Zoom participants only)> 30 minutes

  • After the main program, participants via Zoom are invited to stay on and share your thoughts in breakout rooms.

About Joaquín F. Leguía Orezzoli

Joaquín has a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Cornell University (1989) and a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University (1994). In 1995, he founded the Association for Children and their Environment (ANIA), to ensure that new generations bond with Mother Nature, develop empathy for life, and adopt lifestyles that regenerate the natural world and human relationships. He is the creator of the “Children’s Land (TiNi)” methodology, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a good practice in Education for Sustainable Development. There are currently TiNi in 11 countries and the Ministries of Education of Peru (2015) and Ecuador (2017) have institutionalized it. Today TiNi is a means to include Mother Nature as a teacher in schools. Joaquín is an Ashoka Fellow, and his work has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (2007), the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment (2009), the Peruvian Congress (2018), and the Peruvian Ministry of Education (2022).
Message from Mother Earth | Voice: Jane Goodall (YouTube) 
ANIA: Greening School Grounds (YouTube) 


The entire program will be in English.

Means of participation

YouTube Live Stream


Free of charge


Registration has been closed.

Certificate of participation

There will be no certificate of participation for this event.

Contact us

The Goi Peace Foundation

Past events

  • March 2nd, 2024
    Goi Peace Youth Event “How Can We Create Peace through Nonviolence?”, featuring Kazu Haga, trainer of nonviolence. Report
  • September 16th, 2023
    Goi Peace Youth Event “How Can We Create Peace?”, featuring Toshiko Tanaka, Atomic bomb survivor from Hiroshima
  • May 13th, 2023
    “Peace Dialogue Hiroshima 2023”

About the Goi Peace Youth Community

The Goi Peace Foundation plans to continue holding youth events like this to foster a community of young people from around the world, who will play a leading role as peacemakers in their respective countries.

Winners, participants of the International Essay Contest for Young People or up to 30 are eligible to sign up as a member of the Goi Peace Youth Community. Members can join the future events via Zoom Meeting and will receive the latest information about international events and programs from the Goi Peace Foundation.

Please feel free to invite your friends to join this community.

For more details about the community and registration, go to the following website:

Youth Community page