With great enthusiasm and in a strongly committed way the OIEC has designed the project “I can” to respond to the challenges that the Encyclical LAUDATO SI’ offers for children and young people.
It is about creating projects of change together and putting them into practice.
The project “I can” provides the following steps:
1) THE DIDACTIC GUIDE. LET’S WORK TOGETHER WITH THE SAME METHODOLOGY.
The didactic guide is entitled “I can! Children and young people from all over the world meet the challenge of LAUDATO SI’: On care for our common home”.
In a succinct way, the guide proposes the steps to follow to create between all thousands of projects of change brought by children and young people, whether in the schools of the world, in the groups of catechism or in the formal or informal meetings of young people.
The guide is available in several languages:
- English version : Click here
- French version : Click here
- Spanish version : Click here
- Italian version : Click here
- Portuguese version : Click here
- Polish version : Click here
- Rumanian version : Click here
- Arab version : Click here
The guide applies the methodology Design for change that facilitates the process of working together with a tool that guarantees children and youth the lead role and empowerment in an autonomous and critical way and allows us to share projects in order to inspire and influence others. The goal is to generate a global network of small changes that will transform society and the world, making it more humane and sustainable.
To understand better the methodology “Design for change” :
- Videos of each of the 4 phases of DFC in several languages: Feel, Imagine, Act and Share
- Manuals (TOOLKITS) that explain step by step the DFC methodology, in more than 16 languages:
2) LET’S ADD PARTNERS AND SUPPORT TO THE PROJECT. WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU! WE COUNT TOGETHER!
To ensure the success of this initiative, the Office International de l’Enseignement Catholique (OIEC) works together with the Education Commission of the Union of Superiors General (USG) and the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), the Scholas Occurrentes, the World Organization of Former Students of Catholic Education (OMAEC) and the international movement Design For Change. And other bodies and institutions are invited to join to empower children and young people, to create with them.
3) LET US COMMUNICATE AND DISSEMINATE THE DIDACTIC GUIDE THROUGH THE MANY MEANS AVAILABLE. LET US ACHIEVE THE GREATEST PARTICIPATION.
The OIEC invited its members to disseminate this initiative by sending this DIDACTIC GUIDE to all educational organizations and forums, teachers, facilitators and directors of the various educational institutions to which they depend or which are close to them and to encourage them to participate. And to post it on their websites and disseminate it by email, through their own or cooperative social networks…
4) A NEWSLETTER OF THE PROJECT « I CAN! »
Presentation of the project :
During the Audience of the Pope on 6 October 2018 which took place on the occasion of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (with the theme: Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment) several children have reported on their participation in the “I can” project:
They presented a project concerning the use of clean energy by coffee farmers in Colombia. And youth from Valladolid/ Spain shared their experiences with the application of the Design for Change methodology, having an impact on their personal, social and environmental contexts (The interventions can be viewed in English at 1:32:00 to 1:39:22).
“I Can” Children’s Global Summit
From 27 to 30 November 2019 took place in Rome as part of the project “I can” the Children’s Global Summit. During these four days, more than 2500 children/youth from more than 40 countries showed the world that they want, know and can change the world, making it more humane, more supportive and more sustainable.
To learn more about the Global Summit :
Materials and summaries of each day (November 28 to 30, 2019):
A summary presentation : presentation global summit
Address of his Holiness Pope Francis to participants at the children’s Global Summit (English) : click here