Global Education Initiative: Mercy In Motion
The Jesuit Refugee Service reaffirms its commitment to education with the Global Education Initiative and the Mercy in Motion campaign. In 2015, JRS served more than 140,000 through education projects, spanning from primary school to university, and including vocational and teacher training. Recognising education is a concrete and durable solution to build more resilient communities, JRS aims to double this number by 2020. Read more

Malawi: Dzaleka secondary students compete in national Math Olympiad, look to the future
Dzaleka, 15 February 2017 - Three students from the JRS-run Dzaleka Community Secondary School made school history by being the school's first-ever participants in Malawi's nationwide Math Olympiad, a week-long math competition held at Mzuzu University in January. 
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Halwo’s tale – My land is yours to have
19 January 2017 - She didn't want her face splayed on photographs or her real name printed in bold on pages of unknown, unimaginably far-away newspapers. But Halwo* wanted people to know. To know that lives of the other are here, present and stingingly overlooked.
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Malawi: Vocational education provides independence
Dzaleka Refugee Camp, 6 December 2016 — Eureka left the Democratic Republic of the Congo with her son after her husband, a journalist, was killed. She's now a refugee here in Dzaleka, where a Jesuit Refugee Service training course provided new skills and hopes for her future.
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Chad: Promoting girls education through theatre
Iriba, 28 November 2016 - “Our society thinks that daughters are only for reproduction, for taking care of the children at home and for looking after the household. This view demotes women, their image and their role in society” says Nafisa, a librarian at the JRS Youth Centre in Amnabak Refugee Camp.
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Afghanistan: Expanding education opportunities for girls
Washington DC, 24 November 2016 – While many international aid organizations have pulled out of Afghanistan in recent years, Jesuit Refugee Service remains committed to helping educate the country's youth – particularly girls and those from marginalized groups.
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USA: Higher education, vocational training are key to improving refugee lives
Washington DC, 21 November 2016 – Fr. David Holdcroft S.J. believes an education is among the most practical gifts JRS can offer. During his six-years as regional director of Jesuit Refugee Service Southern Africa, he and his staff developed and implemented educational programs that offered inspiration and tangible benefits to the refugees they served.
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Cambodia: Srey Puth creates change through education
Battambang, 14 November 2016 - Srey Puth is a young and dynamic Cambodian woman. She was born in the late eighties in a refugee camp at the Thai-Cambodia border. During that time war ravaged the region. Armed groups planted the earth with landmines and cluster bombs all over the country. 
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Chad: they took our country from us
Goz Beida, 31 October 2016 – The militants were moving around from village to village where we lived in Darfur. We lived every day, hearing gunshots in the distance, hoping we weren't next. That was wishful thinking. Soon enough they of course arrived to our village, Omharu, burning everything they didn't want to steal. Ten of my neighbours died; I can name all those men. 
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Malawi: Refugee completes long journey to become medical doctor
Dzaleka, 27 October 2016 — Mirreille reached Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi in 2000, at the age of eight. She does not remember why or under what circumstances they had to flee the country of her birth, Rwanda, as she was only two years old when the genocide of 1994 occurred. All she recalls was that her father had been killed and she remembers snippets of his funeral.
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Chad: Grace's Tale – Daring to Dream
Djabal, 21 October 2016 – Grace*, a Sudanese refugee woman and a single mother of six children living in Djabal, Chad, has struggled for an education and a better life. When violence broke out in her village, Grace and her family were forced to flee. She lost her husband in Sudan and during their flight she was separated from her children. She reunited with them later near the Chadian border, and together they reached safety in Djabal.
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