ICS Students Meet Pope Francis at Global Children’s Summit

 In 2019/2020 Academic Year

Fourteen students and three staff from International Community School, representing Design for Change (DFC) Ghana had an amazing trip to Rome where they met with Pope Francis whiles attending the 2019 iCAN Global Children’s Summit.

Photo credit: Vatican News

The Pope was at the closing ceremony of the children’s global summit which run from 27 – 30 November, 2019 with more than 2,500 young delegates from over 46 countries from across the world in attendance.

In his address to the student change leaders, the pontiff cautioned against the trap of exclusivity. “We must not be deceived and fall into the trap of exclusivity. You have understood that “I can” must become “we can together”. Together it is more beautiful and more effective! I can, we can, together.” he said.

During the summit, ICS student delegates made a presentation of their impactful project on the fight against malaria at the Pakyi campus.


It was not all work! DFC Ghana team also took some time off to take in the sights and sounds of Rome, touring historical sites such as the Capitolini Museum.

The team was led by Ms. Yvette Osekereh.


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