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Intermediate English student Mary Joylene presenting to Mannar English students online. (Kathleen Ambre — Jesuit Refugee Service South Asia) Intermediate English student Mary Joylene presenting to Mannar English students online. (Kathleen Ambre — Jesuit Refugee Service South Asia)

Sri Lanka: online education helps youth overcome obstacles and focus on brighter futures

(Washington, D.C.) April 26, 2016 — While Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war ended seven years ago, educational opportunities remain a lingering and devastating casualty. But thanks to a Jesuit Refugee Service sponsored program in the island nation’s war-torn north, youth in the region now have greater access to quality tertiary level education. The Loyola Campus, … Continue reading Sri Lanka: online education helps youth overcome obstacles and focus on brighter futures

The Salama Africa dance group during their performance at the National Kajive Competition’s final round, held in Blantyre. The group did excellently, placing second in the competition. (Hugo Hivanove Mpenzi/Dzaleka Refugee Camp) The Salama Africa dance group during their performance at the National Kajive Competition’s final round, held in Blantyre. The group did excellently, placing second in the competition. (Hugo Hivanove Mpenzi/Dzaleka Refugee Camp)

Malawi: A Refugee Dance Group Place Second in the National Kajive Dance Competition in Blantyre

Dzaleka, 8 March 2016 – Farini Wasamba Fredy is originally from North Kivu, Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). His life was under threat and so he left his home country as he was being persecuted as a human rights activist. Two years after being enrolled at JRS-JC:HEM – Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) along … Continue reading Malawi: A Refugee Dance Group Place Second in the National Kajive Dance Competition in Blantyre

Dr. Mary McFarland McFarland has been to all of the countries where she offers education with the exception of one. She frequently uses Skype calls to connect with students. Photo by Yue Yin/yue.yin@marquette.edu

Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins CEO visits Marquette

From jetting to refugee camps all around the globe to presenting on the TED stage in 2013, Mary McFarland is actively involved in making a difference in the availability of education for those who have limited access to it. McFarland, the founder and CEO of the online education program Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the … Continue reading Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins CEO visits Marquette

Dr. Rosemarie Hunter at the University of Utah Dr. Rosemarie Hunter at the University of Utah

Finding Ways to do Transformation: New Certificate Program for JC:HEM Alumni

JC:HEM is the recipient of a Certificate Program that will support refugees in the Dzaleka and Kakuma Refugee Camps in Malawi and Kenya Africa to prepare entry-level case managers working in community-based organizations (CBO), social service, and resettlement agencies. The CMC program is the outcome of a university-community partnership.

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