Belvedere Boys' Fundraiser

Belvedere College

A first-year home economics class in Belvedere College, Dublin has donated more than €2,000 towards the building of a science classroom in the Adjumani refugee settlement of northern Uganda. Pagarinya School provides secondary education to children who live in the settlement, who have relocated there with their families to escape the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan.

Their teacher, Divinia Lyons was one of a group of teachers from Irish Jesuit schools who visited the region in November 2017, on a trip which was led by Education for Justice Coordinator, Krizan Vekic.

Tony O'Riordan on RTÉ Radio

teacher maban paul jeffreyIrish Jesuit Tony O’Riordan was on RTÉ’s Today with Seán O’Rourke while on a short visit home to see his family last week. He discussed his work with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) South Sudan, and the insights he has gained during the year he has spent in the war-afflicted country.

Death of an Influential Educator

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Fr Alfred (Freddie) Deignan SJ, of the Irish Jesuit community in Hong Kong died, aged 91, on December 11, 2018. As Principal of both Wah Yan Colleges and Chairman of the Jesuit Board of Education he was an influential figure in education whose presence will be greatly missed. RIP.

Irish Teachers Visit Ugandan Schools

Pagarinya School UgandaKris Vekic, Education for Justice Coordinator, visited Uganda with a group of teachers from Irish Jesuit schools in November. It is the second year that he has brought a  group to the country, as part of the ongoing collaboration between the schools and with the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Joy and Transformation in Zambia-Malawi

Leonard Moloney visit to Zambia Malawi
Fr Leonard Moloney SJ visit to St Charles LwangaCollege, Chikuni. (L to R) Mr Lewis Chulu, Fr Moloney SJ, Fr John K Guiney SJ and Fr Felix Mwewa SJ 

Leonard Moloney SJ, Provincial of the Irish Jesuit Province, spent two weeks in Zambia and Malawi with IJM’s John Guiney SJ this October. He was moved by the welcome he received…

John Guiney of the Irish Jesuit Mission Office, and I spent the first fortnight of October in Zambia-Malawi, a Province for which the Irish have always had a great love. I had looked forward to this trip since my appointment as Provincial of the Irish Jesuits in early 2017.

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