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Second phase of the New Horizons Project

25/05/2017: General House

The Institute dedicated May 10 - 15 to reflecting and planning the second phase of the New Horizon Project leadership training for Marist Africa. The teams from the Mission Secretariat and FMSI collaborated in brainstorming and writing of the proposal that will be presented to appropriate agencies for sponsorship. 

The FMSI was represented by its director, Marzia Ventimiglia, and Angela Petenzi, while the Secretariat of Mission team was represented by its director Brother Carlos Alberto Rojas and and assistant director Brother Mark Omede, with strong support from Mike Greeff (the director of Marist schools in South Africa) and Onoria Tosi, the new Secretariat’s assistant. 


176 delegates from 19 countries took part in the first phase of the project

The New Horizons project aims to strengthen the educational services of Marist African schools to address the new challenges of education in Africa and to promote an educational model open to everyone, especially the most disadvantaged.

During the first phase of the project 176 delegates of 19 countries representing African Marist Provinces met in Nairobi (59 delegates), Johannesburg (59 delegates) and Kumasi (58 delegates) to attend the ‘New horizons’ regional workshops to achieve these goals.

School leaders have been equipped with the knowledge and tools enabling them to transform leadership and school management, develop initiatives to tackle the imbalance in education for children and teenagers from marginalized and disadvantaged groups, and to build a financially sustainable school system, expanding access to secondary education.

Nairobi from July 27 to August 7, 2015
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Second phase

In the second stage, pending approval, there is a willingness to select and train 38 ambassadors among the school leaders participating in the first phase, trying to identify the specific needs of the different African realities and to create the tools needed to achieve the following goals: To include more and more disadvantaged children in Marist schools, paying attention to respect for children’s rights; make self-sufficient schools; Generate a new civic consciousness and social responsibility; Finally to recognize the Marist vocation and its contribution to society.

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