Tag: Education

Syrians struggle against the bitter cold

“Where did Fadi go?”, was my question, as I turned around to discover that Fadi who was my guide in a extremely poor neighbourhood of Damascus was no longer...

Upendo is all you need

I sit here wondering how I can express just how moving and inspiring our latest project visits were as Emer, our Programmes officer, and I visited Nairobi, Kenya in...
school girls pose and smile for a group photo in their school uniforms

World Gratitude Day 2022

On World Gratitude Day we take a moment to thank all our supporters. In 1977, World Gratitude Day was born and supported by Sri Chinmoy and the Peace Meditations...
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...
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,...

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...

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...

I Am Because We Are

To be asked to write on your jubilee is both shocking and humbling. Shocking in realising how fast the years have passed. I am becoming an old man. Humbling...

Teachers Building Peace in Maban

Two years ago, Basamat Osman Tome, a woman from Blue Nile State in Sudan was training to be a teacher with JRS in Maban South Sudan. She was hopeful...

What makes Irish Jesuits International different?

A student sings during morning activities at the JRS Special Needs Centre. JRS Special Needs Centres provide protection and education to an average of 200 children living with disabilities...