The Salesian School of Communication (ECO) began on August 26, with 83 participants from 14 Spanish-speaking Provinces in America. This school is a special program organized by the Social Communication Dicastery of the Salesian Congregation, with the collaboration of the Social Communication Coordinators of the different Regions.

After welcoming the Regional Coordinator, Ms. Zaida Navarrete, the three members of the Dicastery of Social Communication took the floor, encouraging with their words this rich experience which is already starting to bear fruit, not only with the learning of the themes. linked to Social Communication, but also by sharing the cultural richness of the Member Countries and the personal talents of those who participate. The School was born in response to the two actions proposed by the Project of Animation and Government of the Dicastery of Social Communication (2020-2026), on the basis of the programmatic proposal of the Rector Major after the 28th General Chapter: Living the Salesian Sacrament presence (Priority n ° 3).

The course aims to deepen, form and enrich those who engage in the direction of the ministry / service of Social Communication in the different Salesian Provinces of the world, in an evangelical, synodal, Salesian and convergent perspective on Communication, to evangelize and educate today's youth. The proposed themes, which will be studied for 16 months, are the result of the analysis of the main training needs of the provincial representatives in social communication. The Dicastery has defined the first five themes. Fr. Gildásio Mendes, General Councilor for Social Communication, opened this first online meeting with his presentation. Fr. Mendes proposed a biblical vision of Social Communication, accompanying the participants' reflection with a text, then with a moment of sharing.

In America, the organization and logistics are the responsibility of the Social Communication America (ECSA) team, made up of regional representatives and representatives of the sectors (Salesian Bulletin, Salesian radio and publishing houses). The first invited to participate in this school were the provincial delegates, the coordinators and the heads of the sectors and the members of the communication teams of the Provinces.

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