The OIEC is a partner of the ILFAM: Instituto Latinoamericano de la Familia (email@example.com ). The ILFAM was created in 2006, following the 7th National Congress of Catholic Education in Ecuador. The main objective of the ILFAM is to create a space to think for institutional support and to meet the priority needs of the family in a global perspective, so that the nuclear family feel strengthened in the development of their own values of human dignity. The ILFAM is attached to the University of Loja, Ecuador. It offers in-person classes, online training and research on all topics in relation to the family. Alongside the CIEC General Assembly in Aruba, the General Secretary of the OIEC and the Director of ILFAM, Mary Elizabeth Matute, were able to meet and take stock of the ongoing partnership between the OIEC and the ILFAM.