During March 2021, five students from 5th year, took part in the Jesuit Global Activism Leadership Summit together with other 79 students and 40 faculty from 19 Jesuit schools and 12 countries. In a virtual exchange format, they got together to share cultural perspectives, creative solutions to global issues, and a passion for our common Ignatian tradition. The groups discussed and proposed a project to deal with 3 of the 17 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals stated by the UN): ZERO HUNGER- GENDER EQUALITY- AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY.
There were three meetings on Saturdays, where they shared information about the different contexts around the world and created a plan of action to make a significant change on the topic. It was a collaborative work that challenged their knowledge of the world as well as their language skills to bridge a gap between cultures.
This project revealed how committed they are to make a better world.
If you click on the link below, you will be able to watch the last meeting where conclusions and plans were shared. Here are the groups where our students participated actively. Do not miss the chance to know more about their proposals!
GROUP A: Agustin Fernandez Aparicio y Lisandro Lucuy
GROUP B: Javier Mihura y Lino Dell Acqua
GROUP C: Joaquin Alberio
Have you ever wondered what the Jesuit Global Activism Leadership is? In the following paragraphs we will present some benefits regarding this activity and what you may expect from it if you take part in it next year.
To begin with, you are going to be in touch with different cultures and have the opportunity to meet extraordinary people. Rarely can a group of students be in touch with other countries, especially now during this pandemic that is affecting everyone. The Summit may open you to a new world of thoughts and knowledge that can be offered by meeting different students, bringing to your table the possibility to forge everlasting friendships.
Furthermore, students and teachers will be able to discuss diverse topics that concern all of humanity; expanding their vocabulary, social skills, and knowledge related to the topic that was chosen. In this occasion, we discussed topics such as Gender Equality, Clean and Affordable Energy and Zero Hunger, 3 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the UN.
During March, we had the chance to work together with natives and non-native-English speakers to build a proposal aimed to solve one of these issues. Having a fluid interaction and searching information for our presentation on Clean and affordable energy, for example, we could also practice our speaking abilities, share, and expand our knowledge and learn from our peers who knew expressions and vocabulary, as well as content regarding the problems faced.
To sum up, it is worth investing time and effort in this activity. You may find interesting facts and anecdotes about a diverse group of people. If we could remark only one aspect, it would be the fact that you meet amazing people with a huge will power to make a better world. Do not miss the chance to be part of it in 2022!
ByLino Dell’Acqua, Javier Mihura Chao, Joaquin Alberio, Leandro Lucuy, Agustin Fernandez Aparicio.