WORLD CATHOLIC EDUCATION DAY: MAY 13, 2021

In 2002, the OIEC Congress held in Brasilia decided to establish the World Day of Catholic Education, setting the date forty days after Easter (that is, Ascension Thursday). This year it is nice to highlight this Day in relation to the process of Global Compact on Education initiated by Pope Francis. On May 13 we will celebrate World Catholic Education Day, which coincides with the Feast of Mother Mazzarello. The commemoration, promoted by international institutions such as the OIEC (International Office of Catholic Education), the FIUC (International Federation of Catholic Universities), the OMAEC (World Organization of Alumni of Catholic Education) and others, intends to draw attention to the contribution that Catholic education offers to global development and the promotion of a culture of peace and fraternity. To know more accurately the diffusion and service of Catholic educational institutions in the world, Quentin Wooden, an economist of the World Bank, edited a publication entitled “Celebrating Educators and Working Together for the Global Compact on Education”. The text collects numerous data and some testimonies of students, educators and educators. With joy I inform you that the first part of the text contains the testimonies of seven Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. I am happy...

France – New learning platform takes Don Bosco’s educational mission online

New learning platform takes Don Bosco’s educational mission online 26 April 2021 (ANS – Paris) – In Don Bosco’s time, once a school was founded, the main technological challenge consisted in guaranteeing the quality and distribution of printed material. Today the challenge is for every student to have access to a digital learning platform with all the essential features required for high-quality online education. To address this challenge, Don Bosco Intuition Entertainers Media, an international NGO, has been commissioned by the province of FRB, headed by provincial, Daniel Federspiel, to develop several digital solutions. Along with their partner Cagliero Creative Solutions, they have developed CaglieroLMS, a learning management system platform specifically designed for state-of-the-art online education. The presentation of this innovative project is scheduled for next May 1st and will see the participation of the General Councilor for Social Communication, Fr Gildásio Mendes.   “Cagliero Creative Solutions” is quickly gaining international recognition having already developed products for various companies and organizations, co-producing products with entities like BoscoSoft and EsaCineTech. CaglieroLMS was designed specifically for the Don Bosco Network of Schools and Technical Centers and is capable of managing a single school or a network of institutions. The platform has the power to take the Don Bosco mission online, giving our...

Helping Children be Life-long Readers in the Classical Style of Education

“[A]n extraordinarily well-developed guide to young readers’ literature…Parents, librarians, home educators and public educators, indeed anyone who cares about the healthy formation of children…will recognize this book as an invaluable resource.”— Michael O’Brien, Author, Father Elijah: An ApocalypseBefore Austen Comes Aesop The Children’s Great Books and How to Experience Them Cheri BlomquistBefore Austen Comes Aesop presents an in-depth examination of the Children’s Great Books, that is, the literature that has made the most profound impact on the lives of children throughout Western history. In addition to its invaluable chronological list of titles, from ancient times to the present, the book provides both students and their parents the guidance they need to read leisurely or study formally the Children’s Great Books at home.Use coupon code AESOP25 for 25% off* this title. Buy Now Related Titles at 25% off the Full Price with Code AESOP25Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum Guide to Catholic Home EducationHome educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical Trivium —grammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a liberal arts curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect. Buy Now The Harp and Laurel Wreath Poetry and Dictation for the Classical CurriculumConvinced...

Vatican Hospital makes important breakthrough in cancer research – Vatican News

Vatican Hospital makes important breakthrough in cancer research Research conducted by the Holy See’s Pediatric Hospital, Bambino Gesù, in collaboration with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and other European and U.S. research centres, sheds light on the cycle of cell division. The relationship between the proteins Ambra1 and Cyclin D has been identified: an imbalance can cause the process leading to a tumour. Below is a working translation of a joint press release by Bambino Gesù Hospital and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. By Vatican News staff writer This new discovery opens the way to therapies that block the defense system of diseased cells. After decades of research and many hypotheses, it closes the circle on the mechanisms of the cell cycle, the process through which cells, including cancer cells, mature and proliferate. Researchers at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, in collaboration with other European and U.S. research centres, have discovered the missing piece: what regulates the life of Cyclin D, an essential molecule in cell division. The switch that turns the activity of Cyclin D on and off  is a protein called Amber1: when it does not work it...

Spain – A digital and inclusive school for the disadvantaged: “Don Bosco F5”

(ANS – Sevilla) – “Don Bosco F5” will be a digital, inclusive and supportive school, the first to be developed in Andalusia under the “Simplon.co” pedagogical model. It has already selected the first 25 participants who will be educated in the new technologies according to this model. This is a project born from the collaboration between the “Fundación Don Bosco” and the “Factoría F5”, which will be financed by the “Endesa” energy company. It is part of the activities developed by the “Fundación Don Bosco” in the “Polígono Sur” area of ​​Seville, considered one of Spain’s most vulnerable areas, where a large number of minors, young people and families are immersed in highly vulnerable situations, especially in terms of employment. The “Don Bosco F5” school project was born as a response to the crisis generated by Covid-19 to seek a strategic alliance between three leading realities in educational and social intervention, technological training and entrepreneurial commitment; and without forgetting that currently in Spain there are 12.3 million people in a situation of social exclusion (data from the tenth report on the population at risk of poverty or exclusion – AROPE) while there are over 56,000 vacancies in the technology sector...