Twenty-four Middle School students participated in the virtual RSHM Student Leadership Retreat yesterday, joining peers from sister Marymount schools in Paris, London and Rome, to reflect on the theme: "How does global cooperation impact global health?" - a particularly poignant topic given the current global Covid-19 pandemic.
This yearly international-minded event provides our students with a unique opportunity to develop and refine their leadership traits as well as the possibility to shape collective action and change. After the retreat, they will put their knowledge into action by developing hands-on and practical service projects for their local and School community.
Marymount schools are uniquely privileged to partner with the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, one of whose main goals is to engage the minds of young people on real matters that pertain to such global affairs like conflict resolution, global environmental problems, humanitarian and social issues through global online education and support for grassroots programs, such as our RSHM Leadership Retreat, that involve youth in practical thinking for world peace.
On this occasion our students had the opportunity to learn about global cooperation and its ramifications for global peace and education through inspiring guest speaker presentations, workshops, and discussions with one another. The three main guest speakers were: Livia Malcangio, Director of Institutional Relations and Protocol at the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates; Claire Molyneaux, Co-CEO of Publicis Emil; Saskia Nino de Rivera Founder of the NGO “Reinserta un Mexicano”. Highlights from our guest speakers included Ms. Malcangio's examples of the lives and work of three Nobel Peace Laureates, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Yunus and Wangari Maathai, to show how peace is the antagonist of poverty, lack of education, and pollution in addition to Ms. Molyneaux's explanation of how to create the perfect elevator pitch to promote one's ideas and projects, and Ms. Nino de Rivera's first-hand "Lead by Example" experience of working with youth and women in prisons in order to improve their conditions and promote their reintegration in society. #marymountrome #rshm #NobelPeaceSummit #peace #PeaceEducation #YoungLeaders #LeaveYourMarkForPeace
"Preparing our students to become leaders who are agents of transformation for justice and peace." - Global Network of RSHM Schools Mission Statement