Museo Pambata Foundation Inc.
Museo Pambata’s Peace Initiatives
MARIA CHRISTINA “NINA” LIM YUSON
Currently serving as the President and CEO of Museo Pambata in Manila, Nina, an early childhood educator, worked together with former Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary Estefania Aldaba-Lim on the idea of having a children’s museum in the Philippines. Due to her past involvement with children for over three decades, including a United Nations appointment as Special Envoy for the International Year of the Child in 1979, Nina envisioned the museum as a venue for alternative learning for children, especially for those who have no access to formal education.
In March 1993, Lim and Yuson presented a proposal of their dream museum, to be situated in the historical Elks Club Building in Manila, to then Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim who had just arrived from a UNICEF Mayors’ Meeting on the Rights of the Child in Mexico City. Much to their joy and surprise, he readily approved it, and Nina was appointed Executive Director.
An early childhood educator, Nina received her doctorate in Education from the University of the Philippines, and in 1993 co-founded the Museo Pambata. She has authored 4 books, a workbook and has written articles on children’s learning and development. She was awarded The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) in 1992 for her pioneering work in early childhood education.
She will speak on Museo Pambata’s Peace Initiatives.