2021-07-02 BRAZIL

Marists take part in workshop about children in the context of COVID-19

Marist students and professionals in education and health from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico took part in the seminar “Intercultural dialogues on children’s right to education and health in the context of the pandemic”, held from 21 to 22 June, by the Master’s and Doctoral Programme in Education of the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR – Brazil), in collaboration with the Master’s Programme in Humanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development of the University Fernando Pessoa (UFP – Portugal) and the Master’s Programme in Teaching in Health Sciences of Faculdades Pequeno PrĂ­ncipe (FPP – Brazil). Also joining the seminar was Br. Luis Carlos, Vicar General and coordinator of the International Commission of Marist Mission.

During the sessions, the data of the diagnosis of the needs, demands and strategies to guarantee the rights of children during the COVID-19 pandemic were analysed, in the light of the research “Children in humanitarian situations in Latin American and European settings: perspectives for guaranteeing the right to education and the right to health”, published in 2021, in which both students and Marist education and health professionals collaborated.

Download the research report here.

The research was coordinated by Dr. Ana MarĂ­a Eyng, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR). The field research work was carried out in collaboration with the Marist Union of Brazil (UMBRASIL) and the Commission of the Solidarity Heart Network. The Marist Centre for the Defence of Children (CEDIN) and the ‘ObservatĂłrio da Juventude’ of the Marist University of Curitiba, PUCPR, also supported the work.

The seminar provided elements of reflection related to the themes being tackled by the International Commission of Marist Mission, among them “New frontiers and new margins”, “Network of schools” and “Children’s Rights”.


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