Global Education Initiative
There are more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide, the highest level ever recorded. This offers a challenge to all of us. Pope Francis urges us to see these refugees as more than statistics, but as persons, each with a face, a name and a story. In response to this challenge, Jesuit Refugee Service launched the the Global Education Initiative. Through the campaign, JRS is committed to raising $35 million and doubling the number of people served in our education projects to more than 240,00 by the year 2020.
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Cameroon: JRS impact on a primary school in Kette
Kette, 14 September 2017 - My name is Iya Haman Marcel. I am the Director of the primary school in Kette, a village situated less than 45 km east of the Cameroonian border with the Central African Republic.
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Chad: Education is the only way to change the world
Goz Beida, 15 August 2017 - In a small village in Eastern Chad where living conditions are harsh and the environment is perpetually hot and dry, Joana Gomes, the Project Director for JRS in Goz Beida, Chad, finds beauty in the surrounding mountains and in the community
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Central African Republic: Youth are the hope for tomorrow
Bambari, 25 July 2017 - Children in Central African Republic have grown up in the context of almost permanent war. They have been recruited sent as cannon fodder to the front lines, forced to fight for one side or the other, to carry out the most appalling atrocities and to suffer quite horrendous violence. 
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Haiti: A school gives vulnerable children an opportunity
Tilory, 18 July 2017 - Many Haitians have been forced to migrate both internally and to neighboring Dominican Republic due to natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake or severe poverty. This migration often has lead to serious human rights violations, such as the abuse of laborers, sexual and gender-based violence, the abuse of children, and human trafficking. 
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Democratic Republic of Congo: support access to secondary education
Masisi, 25 May 2017- For Saint Ignatius, education was the gateway to the path that leads to God, but crossing the threshold of this gateway is far from easy in today’s world. In the Jesuit tradition, we have gained extensive experience over the centuries, experience which tells us that human beings reach their full potential only when their intellectual development is fully stimulated. 
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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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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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