One of the richest days in the development of the International Meeting of the Marist Global Network of Schools took place on December 1, since it generated important moments of exposition, exchange and understanding among the diverse realities that our global community lives.
Four Marist women shared, from different points of view, the role they have played in different contexts, united at the same time through projects that give life to innovation and the development of marginalized communities.
“Innovation is not synonymous with technology. Many times innovating has to do with connecting in a different way with the most simple and natural; it is related to the way in which we illuminate the path for transformation”, shared Prof. Michelle Jordão, UMBRASIL’s Mission Area Advisor and moderator of this space, entitled, School, educational trends and homes of light.
The topics were addressed by:
- Prof. Pam Mills: Head of Ethics and Pastoral Ministry at Sacred Heart Marist College, Johannesburg (South Africa).
- Prof. Kate Fogarty: Principal of Marist College of the Assumption, Kilmore (Australia).
- Prof. Michelle Jordão: Advisor of the Mission Area of UMBRASIL (Brazil).
At another point in the morning, a group of parents and students from Marist schools in the Province of México Central visited the meeting to share with those present these questions: What other tendency or call of importance do I consider to be made to the Marist school of today? What would we like to see grow in the Marist school? They contributed their comments and suggestions from their role as students and parents, which were very enriching for all the participants in the meeting.
On the other hand, a fair of Good Practices was organised where the different Marist provinces and institutions present at the meeting presented, in half an hour, the responses that are being given to the real needs of each place.
And to conclude the day of work and reflection, a WORLD CAFÉ was organised to answer these questions: how can Champagnat Global respond to the school of the future and to the interests and concerns of the school community? It was an activity with many valuable contributions and answers for all those present.