General Assembly of MENA, Istanbul
From 15 to 18 October, the MENA GA took place for the first time in Istanbul (Turkey). All MENA member countries were present. The reality of education in Turkey was presented. French Catholic high schools in Turkey described their educational and social commitments, including the presentation of a moving solidarity project with children (mainly Syrians) who are refugees in Turkey. A meeting with the Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul allowed a meeting between all Catholic schools in Turkey, whether French, Italian or Austrian. During this GA, each member of the MENA could speak about the Catholic schools’ situation in their respective country, with a strong focus on the Lebanese situation, currently very difficult, both socially and in terms of legislative changes affecting the Catholic schools of this country.