“I love learning, and I wanted at an early age to become a teacher myself, to help remove illiteracy from my community”
Basamat Alnoor, Kaya Refugee Camp, South Sudan
Basamat teaches school in the Kaya Refugee Camp in Maban County, South Sudan. The camp is home to 130,000 refugees from conflict in Sudan. The Jesuit Refugee Service, with support from Misean Cara and the Irish Jesuit Missions, provides education and psycho-social support services to both refugees and the host community.
The benefits of education are indisputable. Education can contribute to a reduction in poverty, to fewer maternal deaths, and to an increase in the marriage age of girls. People can be better equipped to manage their own and their family’s health, diminishing the threat of HIV, malaria and other infections. Educating girls has multiple benefits, including improved household nutrition and the elimination of domestic violence – generating a virtuous cycle from generation to generation and across communities at large, making girls’ education one of the best investments a country can make. Education in times of conflict can promote stability, good governance and peace and can be a sign of normality for children, often severely traumatised by the effects of war.
Our members have a strong track record in providing quality education to generations of children in the Global South. Misean Cara’s Education Fund allows our members to educate children every day, while also strengthening education systems now and for the future.
Please view our video above to see our members’ transformative work in action.
- The Solidarity Teacher Training College in South Sudan has trained over 500 teachers since 2013. This project is run by Solidarity with South Sudan, a collaborative organisation of religious organisations that works with the church in South Sudan. Over seventy percent of graduates are currently employed.
- A project by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny with Global Schoolroom in Sierra Leone is working closely with the Ministry of Education to test a new model of teacher education.
- A school set up and run by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Zambia is the only one in the country to teach children who are both deaf and blind. The practices adopted in this school, and in a home-based education initiative, provided the blueprint for new national guidelines on special education services.
By donating to our Education Fund you are investing in the future of thousands of children in the Global South. Your belief in them will equip them with the knowledge needed to find new routes out of poverty.
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By donating to our Education Fund you are investing in the futures of thousands of children in the Global South. Your belief in them will equip them with the knowledge needed to find new routes out of poverty.
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