The Pontifical Foundation Scholas Occurrentes is a global educational organization founded in 2001 with the blessing of Pope Francis, in a mission to create a network of schools and educate millions of children, with a clear agenda to promote a “culture of encounter” and mutual enrichment among students. As part of its framework, Scholas Chairs constitutes a space for reflection and action connected by a large network where every individual (professors, researchers, students) is enriched by the encounter with others, through links that develop between the different universities, schools and projects of Scholas. Currently, the program brings together a network of 100 universities and 35 observer organizations. Its purposes are to disseminate ideas and pedagogic proposals among the different realities of countries and continents, develop synergies among universities, schools and projects, involve students in this research and deepening process, and generate activities in the service of the community.

Scholas Occurrentes is an international organization of Pontifical Law present in 190 countries on five continents and that through its network integrates half a million educational institutions and networks. Its mission is to respond to the call to create the culture of encounter, bringing together young people in an education that generates meaning.

Y.A. Maof Holdings & Management LTD, founded in Jerusalem, Israel, by Mr. Ygdal Ach, has been providing advanced high-quality environmental services, specializing in waste management, recycling and supervision over environmental projects, as well as, the development of innovative environmentally friendly technologies to treat waste, thus turning an environmental burden into a resource generating profitable and environmentally-sound ventures.

Over the past few monthsglobal humanity has been facing an unprecedented challenge. The Covid-19 outbreak is affecting entire countries and populations, trigerring a grave health and economic crisisthat dramatically impacts the general environment, employment and standard of living of the population – thus leaving millions withoutincome, in solitude, and even causing death in many cases. However, in parallel to these major and critical difficulties, we arealso witnessingnature manifesting itself, the temporary halt toglobal industrial production, andreduction in air pollution and CO2 emissions. The immediate effects – clearer skies in many areas and the appearance of endangered species – are a testimony to the powerful connection between the actions of mankind and the overall state of the Earth, our common home.

Y.A. Maof Holdings & Management LTD, founded by Mr. Ygdal Ach, has for the past two decades provided advanced high-quality environmental services, specializing in the development of innovative technologies to treat waste, thus turning environmental crises into green energy solutions.

We have the opportunity to tackle a critical phenomenon, and assist the circle of life in vast areas by generating green energy, strengthening agriculture, creating jobs, maintaining existing economic resources, combating poverty, protecting public health and educating the next generation.

Climate change is a fact we cannot deny. What we CAN do is adapt to the change and turn the upcoming challenges into major opportunities.

We believe that smart waste management, green energy production and the proper use of substances resulted by the process will eventually bring about balanced circular economy models we are all searching for. I cordially invite academic institutions, organizations and NGOs to join us on our ever-important journey to protect our Common Home.

Ygdal Ach - Y.A. Maof CEO
We specialize in the Technology Transfer process, turning visionary innovative ideas and technology into living projects.
We invite academic initiatives to join us, embrace our international ‘Bridge Plan’ and take steps into wider and fruitful collaboration.

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