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My experience: The Global Pact for Education in the DRC

M eventSunday, 25 February 2024

The Global Pact for Education, an initiative of the Pope, encourages the adoption of responsible practices in the fields of education, human rights, respect for the environment; It emphasizes the centrality of the person. By integrating the principles of the Global Pact into the educational project, the Mpiko High School of the sisters of the Assumption is committed to training responsible citizens, aware of global issues and capable of contributing positively to the transformation of society.

Synodality, inspired by the Christian tradition, is a principle of ecclesial governance based on participation, collaboration and consensus-building. Within the Mpiko High School of the Sisters of the Assumption, it is integrated into the process of developing the educational project to promote participatory decision-making and fruitful collaboration between the various actors of the educational community. The development of the educational project was undertaken in a participatory manner, actively involving the educational team of Mpiko High School in the definition of objectives, concrete actions and success criteria. Several meetings were held outside of school hours. Each member contributed to this process by sharing their ideas and reflections. This allowed the development of the educational project.

The development of the educational project at Mpiko High School creates a holistic and engaged educational environment. By adopting the principles of the Global Educational Pact, the Lycée trains responsible citizens who are aware of global issues. Thus, the Mpiko High School of the Sisters of the Assumption is positioned as a place of learning where young girls are trained to become enlightened, committed women capable of contributing positively to the transformation of society and the world around them. By involving the entire educational team, parents and students in the development of the educational project, the school is committed to encouraging each educator to contribute to the drafting of the project and to empower the people to be trained.

Christian Ilunga, teacher at Mpiko High School, Kinshasa, DRC