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South Sudan: learning in emergencies

Maban, 10 August 2015 – In South Sudan's Upper Nile state, a student is more likely to find soldiers occupying their school than teachers preparing lessons. Sixty-three percent of schools are occupied by armed forces. Even more of a rare commodity than functioning school buildings are teachers themselves. "The government is basically not present here... they are devoting most of the resources into warfare so they are interested in defense, in military and therefore education, social services, health are very minimal," said Pau Vidal SJ, JRS Maban project director.

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Kenya: journey to self-reliance

Nairobi, 17 June 2015 – As countries around the globe continually implement policies to push back and exclude migrants and refugees, they are missing out on a vital opportunity to push their communities forward. Kenya is no exception. After Ethiopia, Kenya is Africa's second largest refugee-hosting country, with more than 500,000 refugees within its borders. As emergency crises escalate in Burundi and South Sudan, and protracted crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and elsewhere continue, this number is likely to grow. In fact, nearly 50,000 South Sudanese refugees have already arrived in Kenya this year.

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Kenya: never fail to try

Nairobi, 6 July 2015 – Just a three-hour drive outside the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and any visitor will feel they have entered another world. The area known as Maasai land is mostly inhabited by indigenous Maasai. The Maasai are known for their nomadic lifestyle, but have begun to settle due to modern-day pressures. Most have only completed basic levels of education and are now trying to adapt to a new labour market as they move away from nomadism.

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August 14, 2015

South Sudan: learning in emergencies

Maban, 10 August 2015 – In South Sudan's Upper Nile state, a student is more likely to find soldiers occupying their sch... Read more

August 14, 2015

Kenya: journey to self-reliance

Nairobi, 17 June 2015 – As countries around the globe continually implement policies to push back and exclude migrants a... Read more

August 14, 2015

Kenya: never fail to try

Nairobi, 6 July 2015 – Just a three-hour drive outside the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and any visitor will feel they have... Read more

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May 25, 2017

JEDOAM Meeting in North-West Africa, Lagos - Nigeria

JEDOAM Meeting in North-West Africa, Lagos - Nigeria

The Jesuit Development Officers of Africa and Madagascar (JEDOAM) gathered in the North-West Africa Province (ANW) Lagos... Read more

May 25, 2017

The Jesuit Webmasters and Communications Meeting (JESWEB): Mosta, Malta

The Jesuit Webmasters and Communications Meeting (JESWEB): Mosta, Malta

The Jesuit Webmasters and Communications Meeting (JESWEB) met in Mosta, Malta from the 8th of May to the 11th of May. Th... Read more

May 23, 2017

Laisse ta marque sur la Croix du Christ !

Benjamin NSENGIYUMVA SJUniversidad de Comillas, Espagne, MADRID « J'avais l'impression de participer à un rite paï... Read more

May 23, 2017

Widening the Scope of Child Protection

Widening the Scope of Child Protection

For the past five years, the Eastern Africa Province has been deeply involved in creating a good environment for childre... Read more

May 23, 2017

Celebrating First Vows; By Gonzaga Rafiki Editorial Team

Celebrating First Vows; By Gonzaga Rafiki Editorial Team

On 16th May 2017, the Gonzaga Gonga Jesuit Novitiate celebrated together with their four companions who professed their ... Read more

May 14, 2017

Global Survey on Collaboration and Networking

Global Survey on Collaboration and Networking

May 14, 2017Dani Villanueva "Because of the magnitude and interconnectedness of the challenges we face, it is importa... Read more

May 11, 2017

En amour avec un Dieu déplacé

En amour avec un Dieu déplacé

(Apr-2017) Pau Vidal sj (ESP) "Paradoxalement, c'est parmi les personnes qui connaissent le plus intimement le pouvoir... Read more

May 11, 2017

Artisanal Mining in Katanga – Arrupe Centre, Lubumbashi

Artisanal Mining in Katanga – Arrupe Centre, Lubumbashi

Source: Jesuit European Social Centre - jesc.eu What is a "conflict mineral"? The recently-approved EU legislation... Read more

May 11, 2017

A choking beast of prey – Mega Mines in Zambia

A choking beast of prey – Mega Mines in Zambia

Fr. Chilufya in Kankoyo "A crouching vicious beast of prey whose snorts grow ever louder as if choking on its painful d... Read more

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January 21, 2016

Vatican City: Pope Francis speaks out for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Vatican City, 12 January 2016 – This update originally appeared on the JRS International website. Yesterday, Pope Franc... Read more

January 20, 2016

South Sudan: from Lost Boys to leaders

JRS Eastern Africa Juba, 8 January 2016 In the late 1980's and early 1990's, more than 20,000 boys and girls who fled S... Read more

April 17, 2015

Ongwen’s Surrender and its Implications for Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

By Magara Ibrahim Sakawa- Extract from the Peace Dialogue HIPSIR Since 1989,Northern Uganda has suffered from armed con... Read more

April 13, 2015

Web launching of edujesuit.org

Web launching of edujesuit.org The Society of Jesus and the right to education for everyone: Madrid (Spain), April... Read more

March 11, 2015

JRS: Ethiopia: Photos from Mai Aini refugee camp

Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia is home to more than 18,000 refugees from neighboring Eritrea. (Images from C... Read more

March 11, 2015

Jesuits Martyrs in Africa

Jesuits have a tradition of working in some of the most dangerous places and in Africa they can be very often be found i... Read more

March 11, 2015

Aids in Africa: An overview by AJAN

On 5 June 2011, the world marked an unhappy anniversary: 30 years since the first diagnosed case of what would later bec... Read more

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