Wheaton College’s 2017 Symposium in Human Needs and Global Resources brings together diverse scholars and leaders to celebrate the transformative work that God is doing through young people around the world. We are pleased to share that Dr. David Kasali, Rector of the Christian Bilingual Christian University of Congo (UCBC) and Co-Founder of Congo Initiative, will deliver the plenary address at 7:00 pm March 16, in Barrows Auditorium. Kasali will connect the transformative work and experience of Congo Initiative with the symposium’s theme: A Child Shall Lead Them: Youth and Transformation.
Other distinguished participants will include Dr. Alicia Casas, a clinical psychiatrist and the co-founder of the CLAVES Program in Uruguay, who will share about her work on abuse prevention and the promotion of children’s well-being throughout Latin America. Rev. Dr. David Zac Niringiye, a theologian and fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uganda Christian University, will join Drs. Kasali and Casas to lead various workshops with Wheaton students, staff and faculty on youth leadership development on Friday, March 17. The four-day Symposium, sponsored by the John Deere Foundation, is free and open to the public.