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Young girls sit in class at the Sohadat school in Afghanistan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
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18 Mar, 2019

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.

Grace works on a sewing project (Jesuit Refugee Service)
15 Mar, 2019

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.

Students at the Jesuit Refugee Service Complementary Education Centre practice reading. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
14 Mar, 2019

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.

A woman and her child at the safe haven in Kakuma, Kenya. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
08 Mar, 2019

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.

Noura studies with her baby beside her. (Sergi Camara)
08 Mar, 2019

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.

Young girls sit in class at the Sohadat school in Afghanistan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
28 Feb, 2019

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.

Students listen to Fr Mark Cachia SJ present on the refugee situation in Malta (Ola Wysocki)
18 Feb, 2019

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.

Children study at the Shanyarima Camp in Nepal (Jesuit Refugee Service).
11 Feb, 2019

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.

Mohammed, a refugee from Egypt, gives a present to the President of the Italian Republic for the inauguration of the new Matteo Ricci centre.
07 Feb, 2019

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.

The Pope Video