A Rocha Peru’s 12th Anniversary
On 5 June to celebrate A Rocha Peru’s 12 anniversary and World Environment Day we held two events in Lima and Talara. In Lima, our Projects Director, Ramon Casana, presented our work in Talara restoring the dry forest and promoting human development at the Evangelical Seminary University of Lima (USEL) for the event “Contemporary Challenges of the Christian Faith in the Face of Environmental Problems. We were joined by World Vision, another Christian organisation committed to social development and who discussed their work in the Andean region providing ecological ovens to reduce contamination and the health of the local communities.
In Talara, we simultaneously organised and held an environmental forum on 5 June, where we also presented our dry forest restoration project. The forum was attended by a wide audience, and key actors and organisations in the region, such as ContourGlobal, Ecoswell, Demen and Serfor also presented their own environmental and conservation initiatives and discussed key challenges which we face in terms of environmental sustainability.
In both events in Lima and Talara the environmental education manual was launched and we donated manuals to participants and to the library at the Evangelical Seminary University of Lima (USEL) library and provided manuals to our environmental education clubs “Friends of the Plants” and “A Rocha Kids” in Talara.