The road to this new school project is not a smooth one. Social support for the project must be obtained, substantial financial resources must be raised, the school must be built, brick by brick. The space available is already being used for social projects that benefit the city, while awaiting the necessary expansion. Even while developing its project, the school already wants to be relevant to the neighbourhood and the people living there.
In an official document from the Society of Jesus about the Jesuits’ education project we read, “The belief in God’s love for the world makes Ignatian pedagogy a pedagogy of hope. This world, in which beauty and happiness are intertwined with suffering and sorrow, has not been abandoned to its fate.”
The pedagogy of hope takes concrete form in a new school project that involves the ELC Region and the Ignatian family as a whole. The ELC Region thus wants to contribute to a world of beauty and happiness, in a place that needs it, and to engage young people in nurturing this hope for themselves, being who they are, in the concrete and actual context of Brussels.