Author: Yanira Romero

Celebrating women in JRS and in History

On this International Women’s Day it is good that we once again take time to honour the wonderful women in our lives. You know better than I the many...

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Russian aggression against Ukraine has forced thousands to flee from war and violence. Innocent civilians are tragically caught in the crossfire and travel to neighbouring borders of Poland, Romania,...

Build a classroom and change lives forever

MAJIS, South Sudan. Back in 2014, IJI funded the Multi-educational and Agricultural Jesuit Institute of South Sudan (MAJIS). In partnership with the Jesuits of East Africa, IJI sought to...

Smiles and laughter through the bitter cold

Syrian Winter Appeal update These past winter months have placed children and their families in harsh and dire living conditions as sub-zero temperatures has meant Syrians in poor insulated...

Stepping stones for a brighter future

St Joseph’s primary school, Kasungu, Malawi. Back in 2010, the first classroom blocks were built for the local children surrounding St Joseph’s parish in Kasungu, Malawi. The school was...
mother with child in South Sudan

The Road Ahead for Irish Jesuits International

We’ve been reflecting as a team on our year just past, in preparing our Annual Report and planning for the launch of our new Strategic Framework 2022-2027. Sitting at...

Build A Classroom. Change Lives

In Akol Jal, a rural village in South Sudan, children as young as 6 need to walk 12km to get to the nearest primary school. Such a journey is...

A Message of Hope for 2022

As we ease ourselves into the New Year and enter the season of Spring. Take a moment to listen to our Message of Hope for 2022. Reflecting on the...

No Mother Should Need to Choose Between Food and Clothing

For most people in war-torn Syria, the biggest danger is no longer bombs and bullets, it is poverty. The gap between income and the cost of basic necessities is...

JCED Combats Climate Change Effects in Malawi

Since Covid-19 restrictions came into place in eary 2020, the nature of my role has fundamentally changed. Instead of site visits to different countries to see and report on...

“Mary Has Become Very Dear To Me’

A long term donor of IJI has shared with us how the contrast between her life and the life of a woman in South Sudan has inspired her to...

COP26 – Voices of the Voiceless

The recent COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was criticised for the relative lack of representatives from the countries which are most affected by climate change, yet have done the...