Children from Upendo programme hug in the classroom

International Youth Day 2022

The theme of #IYD2022 is intergenerational solidarity and the recognition that both older and younger generations have more in common then one would think. To achieve the Sustainable Development...
portrait of St Ignatius of Loyola

The Ignatian Year

We complete the Ignatian year on July 31st, 2022.  Beginning in May 2021, the Ignatian year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of St. Ignatius’ enormous change of life...
Tim in group photo with children receiving school supplies

Supporting Girl’s Education in Nigeria

Tim Flynn, our monitoring and evaluation advisor, writes about his recent visit to Nigeria highlighting our work on children’s education, especially focused on girls.  This Thursday, 16th June 2022,...
volunteer sam in field of fruit trees listening to farmers

Volunteer blog: Chimbalu Model Village

Last week we were welcomed into a rural farming community that JCED assists. Before JCED’s involvement they weren’t knowledgeable on the practice of sustainable agriculture. For instance, they had...
woman making a clay stove pot by hand

Volunteer blog: Mbira stoves

The past week I had the opportunity to see JCED’s projects in the flesh. This required taking a trip north of the capital to a town called Kasungu. Up...
Sam, Martha and Brother ngoni stand outside beside Laudato si banners under the shade of a tree.

News from JCED: Sam Duff

The lights have just gone out again. This is a regular occurrence in Malawi. Despite only 10% of the population relying on electricity, the country still faces a serious...
Sam Duff, an overseas volunteer poses with Padraig Sawn, a teacher at Belevere college SJ. they both pose at the entrance to Belevere College.

Volunteer Overseas: Sam & JCED

Best of luck to Sam Duff who arrived in Malawi yesterday Sam will volunteer with Jesuit Centre for Ecology and Development on an overseas placement for 1 month where...
fine artist poses with Clongowes art students with the painted mural behind group

Laudato Si Mural: Clongowes Art Students work with Fine Artist.

In 2015 Pope Francis spoke of the need for all of us to care for our common home. In his groundbreaking encyclical letter, Laudato Si, the Pope calls on...
women farmers water crops in South Sudan

Earth Day 2022

“African nations are responsible for an estimated 4% of greenhouse gas emissions, but are increasingly on the frontlines of the most devastating climate impacts, including lethal droughts and floods”...

World Health Day 2022

Every year a theme is chosen that highlights the concerns or priorities of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Unsurprisingly COVID19 remains a top priority but alongside the viral pandemic...

Ukraine: JRS refuge for those fleeing war

The Jesuit Refugee Service in Ukraine continues to assist those most affected by the conflict. The Jesuit refugee house in Lviv welcomes displaced people as they look for a...
woman farmer, Deborah Eyath interviewed in Akol Jal

Earth Hour 2022: How Climate change is impacting vulnerable communities

This Saturday join millions of people across the globe and switch off your lights in support of nature and the planet. In Ireland, Earth Hour is at 20.30 (8.30pm)...