Dublin Teacher Dared to Dream

Deirdre Ryan in Cambodia

‘Dare to Dream of a Brighter Future’ is the motto of Xavier Jesuit School Cambodia, where Dublin teacher Deirdre Ryan has spent the last 18 months. She has made an immense contribution to the project both through her teaching, and as a teacher trainer.

Irish men behind the Far East Missions

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Fr John Russell SJ and a friend at the 90th Anniversary Celebrations of the Arrival of the Jesuits in Hong Kong

Fr John Russell SJ, aged 90 talks about his life in Hong Kong. In this interview, he shares three highlights of his long ministry with John Guiney SJ.

Young Kenyan entrepreneurs think positive

Hakimani Centre Kenya

The Jesuit HAKIMANI Centre (JHC) in Nairobi, Kenya is thinking positive.

With one in six young Kenyans unemployed, a positive attitude change is needed and work alternatives found and developed into businesses. In fact, according to the Kenya Standard “The future of Kenya’s competitiveness in the global economy remains bleak as the country struggles to contain the heaviest youth unemployment burden in East Africa.”

World Refugee Day, June 20th 2017

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The desire to learn in both refugee and local communities in Maban, South Sudan is strong. JRS trains teachers to help improve their skills in the classroom.(Angela Wells/Jesuit Refugee Service)

Shane Burke works for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Shane made the decision to volunteer his time and skills through the Voluntary Missionary Movement in Ireland. He shares updates with the Irish Jesuit Missions on Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya and on Northern Uganda where there is a growing influx of refugees especially from conflict-ridden South Sudan. 

World Day Against Child Labour 2017

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A young boy's drawing shows his view on life before and after displacement. (Jacquelyn Pavilon / Jesuit Refugee Service).

“How do you become an integrated adult when you’ve been killing people?”

The question drives Fr Eric and Gavin Brasci of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to search for sustainable answers. On June 12th, World Day Against Child Labour, it is more pertinent than ever. In 2017 the focus is on the impact of conflicts and disasters on children and youth and the work they can be forced into doing as a result.

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