Grace is one of 22 young women who is learning to sew at the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Bambari training centre, where income-generating activities are offered along with regular psychosocial support. Grace is using this training to turn her life around.
Kosala used her difficult upbringing as a refugee in India to inspire her to achieve her academic dreams. She tells the story of how education changed her life.
Access to formal education can improve the wellbeing of refugees in camps, and significantly develops their skills and knowledge. The young girls in the Jesuit Refugee Service Safe Haven shelter are enthusiastic about their education despite the harsh conditions in the camp.
Noura is a young mother in Chad who is willing to fight for her right to an education. She wants to be an example of courage in her community and to her family, because she knows a girl’s place in school.
Bashria Jan Sarwari is a former JRS student and teacher who has fought her entire life for her right to an education. She wants to share her belief that a girl’s place is in school.
In February, students from Loyola University Chicago’s school in Rome, the John Felice Rome Centre, visited the offices of JRS in Malta to learn about the refugee situation in Malta and Europe.
Indra Acharya, a former JRS student, reflects on his path from a refugee camp in Nepal to one of the United State’s most prestigious universities.
In a time when the gates of Europe seem closed to people in need of protection, JRS Italy is opening a new reception and integration centre for asylum seekers and refugees.
In The Pope Video for February 2019, the Holy Father asked that we pray for a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.