Cultural and Travel News Peru

APEC Leaders Plan to Work Together to Better the Quality of Life

Tuesday November 22, 2016

Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation recently met in Lima, Peru. Together, they plan to better the quality of life for citizens across the world.

The theme of the APEC Summit of 2016 was for quality growth and human development. Although other issues were discussed, the main focus was on human development.

All leaders of APEC signed a declaration that stated, ´´We therefore recognize that our efforts to achieve APEC´s objectives and goals must remain focused on improving the lives of our people.´´

An inside look into Peru´s new president: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was born on October 3, 1938 in Lima, Peru. His father was a German doctor who did missions and research along the coast of Peru.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynzki grew up living among Iquitos, Puno, Cusco, and Lima. The Kuczynski family was not well-off, so all of Pedro Pablo´s education was funded through scholarships. That being said, he managed to attend some impressive schools, including Princeton and Oxford.

He also was very interested in music as a young boy. In Switzerland and England, he took various classes in composition, piano, and flute. (more…)

Peruvian Teachers head to Colombia and the US for specialized training

Tuesday February 16, 2016

A total of 270 Peruvian teachers received teaching scholarships to travel to Colombia and the United States to conduct specialized studies. Peru´s National Program for Scholarships and Educational Credit made this possible by granting visas to these teachers.

Colombia´s Pontifical Xavierian University will give courses to 98 of the 270 teachers. They will be trained in Intercultural Bilingual Education. The other 172 teachers will be trained in Regular Basic Education and will study in the United States at Arizona University. (more…)

Peru signs agreement in favor of Local Communities

Tuesday November 17, 2015

On November Executive Branch Committee, composed of members of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) and community leaders across Tigre, Corrientes and Marañon river basins in Loreto region, signed agreements on health, housing, education and environmental protection.

Held at the Achuar community Jose Olaya located in the Corrientes river basin in Trompeteros town (Loreto), this meeting took place as part of the commitments previously established in coordination with the “apus” (chiefs) and presidents of local associations. (more…)

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