Counselling is a tool for survival

Nyawuok counselling
Nyawuok in conversation with a client during a home visit in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya 

‘My name is Nyawuok Chuol Mut. I am a South Sudanese refugee. My day starts at 6.00am, when I begin to the normal household chores like cleaning the house and my compound, before preparing breakfast. At around 7.30am, I start my journey to the work place, which takes me 30 minutes . I work for Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), in Kakuma refugee camp in the Turkana west part of Kenya as a Psychosocial Community Counsellor.

Recollection of Rwandan Genocide

Rwanda webJohn Guiney SJ was working in St Joseph the Worker Parish in Kangemi, Nairobi at the time of the Rwandan genocide. On its 25th anniversary, he recalls how refugees from the conflict streamed into the country at that time, looking for safety.

Investing in Peace Through Education

Untitled design 10Education is a tool not only for imparting knowledge, but for achieving societal and political change.

“Preventing war is the work of politicians, establishing peace is the work of educationists.”  Maria Montessori

Commitment to Child Safeguarding

Commitment to Child Safeguarding

The Xavier Network (XN) approved the ‘Commitment to Child Safeguarding’ (CCS) document, in a meeting held in Nuremberg on 7th March 2019, which has consolidated its approach to supporting partners in the Global South around this issue. The CCS which was developed by Irish Jesuit Missions (IJM), includes funding and resources for partners to develop child safeguarding programmes, advocacy, community and staff training, and awareness-raising. The commitment by the network to these protocols and procedures informs how all members collaborate with these local partners, going beyond child protection protocols, to building a local culture of child safeguarding and protection.

A Girl's Place is in School

JRS Easter 2019 WebFor millions of refugee girls, education is out of reach. Despite substantial increases in access to girls’ education around the world over the last two decades, refugee girls remain left behind. Irish Jesuit Missions supports projects run by Jesuit Refugee Service wordwide which tackle and overcome the problems faced by refugee girls as they strive to access education.

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