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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.



The Pope confirmed that on 20 November 2019, on the World Children’s Day, 4,000 children and adolescents from more than 100 countries will participate in the Wednesday’s hearing in the Vatican. They will be hosted by more than 15,000 Italian children. And that Saturday, November 23, 2019, he granted us a hearing in the room Paul VI. During these four days, children/ youth will show the world that they want, know and can change the world, making it more human, more supportive and more sustainable.

Recently, the seventh seminar organized each year by the Commission of Education of the Union of Superiors General was held on November 9 and 10. This time it was a monograph of the project “I can” with a practical workshop to implement appropriately the methodology design for change.

From 28 to 30 November will be held the National Congress of the Catholic School of Italy (FIDAE), in which will participate Philippe Richard and brother Juan Antonio Ojeda. In this Congress, the project will be approached and promoted to be extended to the entire Italian school, Catholic and non-Catholic.

From November 30 to December 5, the global annual meeting of Design for Change will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, where children from more than 40 countries will share their most inspiring projects. Brother Juan Antonio Ojeda will attend the meeting, in coordination with the design for change officers in these countries, for the November 2019 global meeting.

On 27 to 30 November 2019 will be held in Rome as part of the project “I CAN” the children’s global summit. You will find information about the program and the requirements here: please click here.


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