María Nieves Tapia is the founder and Director of the Latin American Center of Learning and Solidarity Service (CLAYSS), and a member of the Directive Commission of the Talloires network of involved Universities. She initiated and coordinated the programs of learning and solidarity service of the Argentine Ministry of Education (1997-2010). She was a Professor of the Argentinean Catholic University and of the University of Buenos Aires, and currently teaches a Seminar on service-learning in FLACSO Buenos Aires. She is the author of numerous works in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian, and she has been invited to give lectures at universities and conferences on five continents. She is part of the Focolari Movement since 1970, and she represented it in the National Youth Pastoral Commission and the Department of Laity of the Argentinean Episcopal Conference between 1980 and 2001. In 2015 she was invited to present in the UNESCO and in the World Congress on Education organized by the Congregation for Catholic Education in the Vatican.
From her experience in schools committed to social change, she will help us to reflect on an educational model that integrates formal, non-formal and informal education and that is integrated into the community creating living and transforming communities.
Presentation of a lecture on “Learning and Solidarity Service”