AIC begins its international assembly

by | Mar 23, 2015 | Formation, International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity

“By valuing our strengths, let’s become agents of two-way education”

Over 130 volunteers and delegates from the 53 AIC national associations are in Guatemala City (Guatemala) from 23rd to 27th March 2015 to participate in the AIC international Assembly, an important time for exchanges, training and shared joy.

The meeting has two objectives:

  • Highlighting education as a two-way process: education in the context of poverty is not limited to filling a gap (transferring knowledge). It is also a two-way exchange and a question of valuing everyone’s ability to act to change a situation.
  • Planning the priorities for future years, notably in the context of the 400th anniversary of the creation of the first groups of “Charities” by Saint Vincent– the Charities that have become the AIC we know today.

To achieve these objectives, several workshops have been organized in order to raise awareness that every person that we support has strengths and something to share with others. Together we can change situations of poverty and create projects which transform lives!

Some themes of the meeting:

  • The strengths of every one of us and the power to appreciate these strengths
  • Two-way exchanges: Each person can bring something and learn something from others
  • Dreams a motor for change

Download the 2015 AIC Assembly Agenda (Word doc)

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