Uniservitate met with the Institutes of Higher Studies of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians
Representatives of the Uniservitate global network and CLAYSS held a Zoom meeting at the end of July to evaluate ways to collaborate and work together with the Institutions of Higher Studies of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (ISS-FMA, in its acronym in Italian) and the Colleges, following the Global Compact on Education. Nieves Tapia, the CLAYSS director and founder, opened the online meeting with Andrés Peregalli, vice-coordinator of the Uniservitate Programme. She then gave the floor to Maria Rosa Tapia, coordinator of Uniservitate, who introduced the programme and its progress so far. In turn, Sister Ivone Goulart Lopes welcomed everyone and portrayed the work done in Italy. She also mentioned the book Didáctica y Solidaridad, Aprendizaje-Servicio y Sistema Preventivo [Didactics and Solidarity, Service-Learning and the Preventive System]. "Everything is interconnected, and we have to work harder to implement it in our realities," said the sister. The meeting welcomed more than 67 participants from 52 institutions from four continents.
This event triggered a series of planned meetings between CLAYSS and Uniservitate with the Salesian institutions. Likewise, it was proposed to hold meetings in the network hubs and register all service-learning projects, already finished or in progress, on the CLAYSS map.