Educational Water Pact is a collaboration between Scholas Occurrentes and Y.A. Maof. This forum is a milestone of mutual activity. Together, we are working tirelessly to create long-lasting and impactful changes that will allow water-deficient areas to heal and prosper.
At the core of our activity, we build bridges between people and technology that allow us to integrate economy, environment and society.
Building bridges is a concept, a vision and a method that unites Y.A. Maof with Scholas Occurrentes. Promoted by Pope Francis and based on his social and environmental objective – the bridge between us allows for better outreach of both knowledge and impact. We must act now to save our common home before we completely give in our power to change.
The Educational Water Pact Forum was born from the common will of Scholas and Maof to provide a glass of drinking water to all the children of the world, thus taking up the cry of the most vulnerable and inspired by the ethical challenge of Pope Francis: “Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity” (Laudato si’, 30)
There is literally NO time to waste – NOR water.
The Pontifical Foundation Scholas Occurrentes is a global educational organization founded with the blessing of Pope Francis.
It is present on the five continents and through its network integrates half a million of educational institutions. Its mission is to respond to the call to create the Culture of Encounter, bringing together young people in an education that generates Meaning.
Scholas’ programs bring together young people and children from public and private schools, with different social, cultural and religious backgrounds and mainly art, sports and technologies are its educational languages. These are transversal to the most part of Scholas’ activities and projects, they are the tools through which children have the possibility to fully express themselves.
As part of its framework, Scholas has also a strong approach to Universities. “Scholas Chairs” constitutes a space for reflection and action connecting a large network where every individual (professors, researchers, students) is enriched by the encounter with others, through links that develop between the different universities, schools and projects of Scholas. Its purposes are to disseminate ideas and pedagogic proposals among the different realities of countries and continents, develop synergies among universities, involve students in this research and generate activities in the service of the community.
Scholas is, in the end, a global movement of a wall-less huge classroom, convinced that through education we can create a new world.
Y.A. Maof provides advanced high-quality environmental solutions, specializing in developing and managing projects that turn environmental challenges into resources, committed to creating long-term, sustainable economic and environmental solutions, based on local needs and sustainable business models.
The company is operating and involved in various channels that assemble local economies and communities, which include, water infrastructure, water purification, renewable energy, waste & wastewater management, the circular economy, and environmental education.
At the core of its activities, Y.A. Maof builds bridges between people and technology, that allow regions to pivot their economies, environments, and societies. The company accomplishes this, by engaging in powerful global partnerships and facilitating meetings between academic experts, and social and spiritual leaders to promote together scalable, applicable, and innovative solutions.