Scholas Occurrentes, Fondazione Milan and Think Equal have partnered to empower youth to impact children in ensuring quality education, values and global citizenship through social and emotional education and sport in children and young people around the world.

The tri-partite agreement was signed on June 28 at Scholas’ headquarters in the Vatican during an event attended by Paolo Scaroni, Chairman of AC Milan, Leslee Udwin, Founder and CEO of Think Equal, and José María del Corral and Enrique Palmeyro, President and Director of Scholas Occurrentes. In the afternoon, they presented Pope Francis with a personalised AC Milan shirt with his name and the number 29 which he autographed. The signed t-shirt will be auctioned.

The three organisations are developing a joint global programme that will be implemented in primary schools where Scholas and Milan Foundation are already working. In this way, children – from the age of 3 – and young people from all over the world will experience a unique and innovative educational model based on values, empathy, creativity, gender equality and emotional intelligence. 

Leslee Udwin, Founder and CEO of Think Equal, said:

“I am excited and optimistic for this broad and strong alliance, focused on children and young people around the world, to teach them to love and not to hate, to break the spiral of discrimination, selfishness and indifference. Our joint programmes will experientially teach our children from the very early ages and right through their school journey to value one another, and be assured of positive outcomes in life. I’m really looking forward to joining our forces and energies to achieve this shared mission”.

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