UNAEC America / Argentina
“In November this year, Mr. Alfonso Giraldo Saavedra, President of UNAEC AMERICA, visited Argentina in his first official visit to an American Confederation. Visit was organized by CONFAEEC Chapter Santa Fe and the Our Lady of Lourdes Educational Complex.
From November 7 to 10, during his stay at Buenos Aires, he was received by CONFAEEC, taking the opportunity to exchange ideas.
From November 10 to 14 he visited Santa Fe where he gave two talks, one for the 4th and 5th years of high school and another for former students with the following theme: “The goal is to be a good Christian and an honest citizen”. During his visit there were carried out several interviews by radio and graphic media, and he was received by City Major.
In his helpful speech, the President indicated that as a Salesian former student he had the charismatic mission of spreading the values that endure throughout existence and that allow us to be good Christians and honest citizens. He advocated the strengthening of the family institution and the need to dedicate time to it by giving testimonies.
He believed that “the supreme value of a society should not be peace but justice”. “Peace comes from justice and it must take precedence. If a society does not have justice, it does not progress”, he emphasized. “Justice is essential in a society, so it is important to raise the awareness of young people in schools”, he added.
According with Giraldo Saavedra, the Catholic challenge to counteract the problems of the 21st century such as drug consumption is formation at home, the values received in the College accompanied by the sense of service in the family, work and society. It is a way of quietly transforming the world. “