After having listened to more than 30 thousand young people from all over the world, their pains, worries, longings and dreams, the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation creates Wezum, an international observatory of youth that was born with the aim of investigating the root causes behind the main problems that affect adolescents today.
There have been hundreds of educational experiences that Scholas has carried out around the world, incorporating sports, art and technology as tools for transformation; Each one of them has meant new challenges and learning related to the problems that the young participants have decided to face. In many of the cases, their initiatives, which have arisen within the framework of these experiences, have been implemented in the local communities, achieving their transformation.
So much learning and knowledge has taken shape today in Wezum, which was born with the purpose of gathering, analyzing and disseminating, through a new digital platform, information of interest for the development of public policies and social programs.
Among its objectives is to promote the commitment of different social actors and contribute to the contemporary debate data and encourage the discussion of ideas, based on the direct and concrete experience of young people from different countries, cultures, religions and socioeconomic contexts.
A technological and economic development that does not leave a better world and an integrally superior quality of life cannot be considered progress. Pope Francis
Wezum and Scholas.Social present Scholas Talks: The Care for our Common Home, a series of virtual talks that will bring together young leaders from indigenous communities, academics, social organizations and students to discuss the importance and meaning of caring for our common home.
The panels will address issues such as the Culture of Good Living in indigenous communities, opening the view from the strictly environmental, to social and community issues.
Research papers and initiatives from universities in different countries, good practices of school networks, reforestation initiatives, the importance of the media and the role of young people, among others, will be presented.