education

“As we made our visits, my eyes and ears were opened to the very real challenges these children face in covering just the basic necessities like lunch money, books, transportation, and uniforms,” reflected Scott Johnson, one of the sponsors of Seven Fountains Sponsorship Programme who visited Samoen and Mae Wang Districts last year.Seven Fountains Sponsorship Programme – raised by the community of Seven Fountains, a Jesuit retreat house in Chiangmai, Thailand - aims to assist poor students from...
Syria has entered its seventh year of crisis. The scale, complexity and severity of the situation and individual needs is as overwhelming as ever.Jesuit Missions supports the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Middle East who have a centre in Damascus and Aleppo providing access to literacy workshops for women.Education is a basic need for all. Many women have grown up in a conservative environment and have been deprived of education in a society that sees men as the workers and women as housewives....
The Role and Responsibility of the Commission in regard to schools and parishes associated with the Jesuits.ParishesIn safeguarding matters, parishes are the responsibility of the local diocesan bishop. Safeguarding policy and practice in all parishes are the remit of the local diocesan safeguarding commission.The Jesuit Safeguarding commission will work in partnership with diocesan commissions, guided by the CSAS protocol when agreeing who has the lead responsibility, in the functions of the...
“I quit schooling after 10th standard because we do not have colleges at our village and my family could not afford to send me to city for higher education”, says 18 years old Bijita Majhi, from Rakathum village of Ramechhap who had come to voice out for women’sright on 8th March during International Women’s Day Celebration conducted by Nepal Jesuit Social Institute.Sabina Majhi, another active participant of the program also had to quit her studies after 12th grade. She’d finished 10th grade...
Pupils and staff from Jesuit school Colegio Seminario
Stonyhurst welcomed a group of pupils and staff from the Jesuit school Colegio Seminario in Montevideo, Uruguay.There were sixteen Uruguayan students, all aged between sixteen and seventeen. Eight boys and eight girls had been selected from a large number of applicants at their school and were accompanied by their lay deputy head, Maria Ines Berasain, and a Jesuit Scholastic, Brother Pablo Michel SJ.The Rector of the Colegio Seminario, Fr Marcelo Coppetti, also joined the group for their first...
Mrs. Karen Keeton
Barlbrough Hall School recently announced that Mrs. Karen Keeton has been appointed to the Headship of the school.It is also a role which she has taken as acting head over the past year.She is described as a: ‘knowledgeable educationalist with a firmcommitment to the wellbeing of every member of the Barlborough Hall schoolcommunity.’Over the last year Mrs. Keeton displayed strong leadership, stability and continuity for the school. Balborough Hall has seen growth, development and outstanding...
JP Morrison addresses the meeting of Westminster headteachers & governors
The Director of the Diocese of Westminster's Education Service, who was the Headmaster of St Ignatius College in Enfield between 2008 and 2013, has been outlining developments in the diocese's schools. John Paul (JP) Morrison, who stepped down from his position at the Jesuit school three years ago to take over the diocesan role, said at a meeting of headteachers and governors that he hoped the strategy would provide opportunities for schools to witness to faith and develop academic...
Photograph of graduates in mortarboards
What are we to make of the educational divide that can be seen in the voting patterns in both the EU referendum and the American presidential election? Patrick Riordan SJ suggests that some serious questions need to be asked: ‘both recent votes reinforce the urgency of reflecting on how our education system may be failing to secure a public space for genuine political debate’. President-elect Donald Trump was right about one thing: that the outcome of the presidential race...
Fr Pierre T. Tritz SJ, 1914 - 2016
Tributes have been paid to a French-born Jesuit who devoted more than 40 years of his life to the education of poor children in the Philippines. Fr Pierre T. Tritz SJ, who died on 10 September 2016 at the age of 101, has been described as "a model of dedication" by a Jesuit studying in Britain.Born on 19 September 1914, Fr Tritz entered the Society of Jesus in 1933. He studied and worked in China before being assigned to the Philippines in 1950. In Manila, he served as a chaplain in...
The Oxford University students with pupils of Nyakahoja primary School. Credit: Dushan Croos SJ
The Senior Catholic Chaplain at Oxford University and two students from the university are currently in Mwanza, Tanzania, on a three-week visit which will enable them to meet communities with which the Chaplaincy has had links since 2008.Nyakahoja Primary School in Mwanza was founded in 1961 and is run by Tanzanian Teresian Sisters. They invited the Jesuits to found a parish - St Francis Xavier - and thereby support the school.  The sisters also founded Holy Family Girls Secondary School....

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