Santa Cruz (Agenzia Fides) - For her contributions to public education Sister Micaela Princiotto, a Dominican Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be awarded the "Bronze Patujú" (flower symbol of Bolivia). The award ceremony, organized by one of main newspapers of Bolivia, will take place tomorrow, 15 December, and concerns nine people for their work and their contribution to the growth of the country.
"One has to reward the work and dedication of people and institutions that fight for a better world and who have distinguished themselves in this effort", stressed the organizers of this event, which celebrates its 18th edition,.
Sister Micaela Princiotto, Italian, arrived in Bolivia in 1989. As director of the Bienaventuranzas Foundation Publishing House, and ensured that this publishing company is present all over the country. Moreover all training initiatives promoted are free, and therefore this helped teachers in public and private schools to achieve higher levels of competence in teaching, in the new approaches and techniques to use in the classroom. Sister Micaela is also the head mistress of the Josefina Balsamo educational institute, in Santa Cruz, composed of ten education centers, attended by about 12,000 students. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 14/12/2016)