Chidren’s global summit, Rome
Two years ago, the OIEC developed, in connection with the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Union of Major Superiors and Design for Change, the I CAN program, adapted to Catholic schools and treating the proposals of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. It was just natural for the idea to develop to organize a global gathering of children involved in this project. After a year of work, and with the help of FIDAE, Design for Chance and the City of Rome, the project became a reality in the form of a Global Children’s Summit. More than 2000 children from 40 countries around the world came to Rome from November 25th to 29th, to share more than 200 projects that they have carried out for a year in the framework of the I can project. This meeting ended with a grand closing ceremony at the Vatican, during which Pope Francis reminded of the importance of feeling responsible for the Common House and invited all participants to come and celebrate with him the creation of the Global Education Pact on May 14, 2020. On this occasion, the OIEC would like to thank especially Brother Juan Antonio Ojeda Ortiz, who has worked so hard for the success of this project which is part of the OIEC program for which he is responsible: I can. We wish to make this summit of children a regular meeting.