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Mobile Learning Week, technology providing a lifeline for teaching in emergency situations

In Romans Manyiel Garang’s classroom, there are 180 students, some as old as 35—ten years older than Garang himself. Garang is a primary school teacher in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee camp, responsible for providing refugee children and some adults with a pathway to a brighter future while they wait to be resettled. But without books, pedagogical … Continue reading Mobile Learning Week, technology providing a lifeline for teaching in emergency situations

Universities join global HE clearinghouse for refugees

The Institute of International Education, or IIE, and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education have launched an online clearinghouse to connect displaced students with opportunities to continue their education in safety around the world. With the support of eight international organisations, the new IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies

John Carroll University to Host First U.S. Congress of Worldwide Jesuit Alumni

Alumni and friends of Jesuit institutions in the United States will have a historic opportunity this summer to connect and learn from fellow Jesuit alumni from across the globe. For the first time ever, the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) Congress will take place in North America at John Carroll University in Cleveland from…

America Magazine Features Article About JWL

A new Jesuit program is bringing education to some of the world’s refugees by Wyatt Massey The final month of 2016 was a chance for new beginnings for refugees and displaced persons in Iraq eager to learn. Jesuit Worldwide Learning, a collaboration of universities, organizations and companies to provide higher education to people living on … Continue reading America Magazine Features Article About JWL

Introduction of English language courses in Iraq

Two young ladies, Amina and her friend, are refugees from Syria living in a camp called Domiz near Dohuk in northern Iraq. They were present in early June 2016, when I introduced the project Jesuit Worldwide Learning – Higher Education at the Margins (JWL). Back then the young … Continue reading Introduction of English language courses in Iraq

Fr. Peter Balleis S.J. and JWL are highlighted in the German Jesuit Mission news letter

Refugees and disadvantaged learn together worldwide (Translated from German) Access to university education for refugees and disadvantaged world-wide enables a new digital education program of the Jesuits in Switzerland, Germany and Austria with a European regional office in Munich. “Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Higher Education at the Margins” (JWL) provides refugees and disadvantaged people with … Continue reading Fr. Peter Balleis S.J. and JWL are highlighted in the German Jesuit Mission news letter

Technology Can Make Learning Possible Anywhere

By Cindy Bonfini_Hotlosz vice president of information technology and innovation at Jesuit Worldwide Learning. Innovation is complex. It exists in the space between the world of science and human emotion. It is fueled at the precise moment when hope conquers logic and creates the momentum to make possible the impossible. For me, the innovation moment began … Continue reading Technology Can Make Learning Possible Anywhere

JWL Receives $100K Award From Opus Prize Foundation

Fr. Peter Balleis, S.J., Executive President of Jesuit Worldwide Learning, was recognized at the prestigious Opus Prize Award Ceremony held on Thursday Nov. 17, 2006 at Creighton University. Fr. Balleis and JWL were one of three finalists nominated to receive the award. Sara Lance, a social entrepreneur dedicated to helping women escape the horrors of … Continue reading JWL Receives $100K Award From Opus Prize Foundation

JWL Finalist for Prestigious Opus Prize

Peter Balleis S.J., Executive President of Jesuit Worldwide Learning, is among the 3 finalists eligible to receive the prestigious 2016 Opus Prize. Fr. Balleis was selected for his work with Jesuit Worldwide Learning (formerly JC:HEM) providing tertiary education to marginalized communities. Through education, displaced and disenfranchised individuals and communities can experience a renewed sense of … Continue reading JWL Finalist for Prestigious Opus Prize

Environmental Education Summit JWL – Munich

From October 12th to the 14th Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) held an educational summit at the Munich School of Philosophy, Germany. The aim of the summit was to structure, design and debate two learning tracks for JWL focusing on the area of environmental education. The summit participants came from Germany, Lithuania, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland and … Continue reading Environmental Education Summit JWL – Munich

“Jesuit Worldwide Learning” in Geneva focuses on global learning groups

Geneva, 27. September 2016 ‒ The Jesuits in Switzerland, Germany and Austria have together started a digital training program for disadvantaged people and refugees. Established in Geneva under the name “Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL)”, the organization was presented to the public as a global provider of online tertiary education by Father Christian Rutishauser SJ, Swiss … Continue reading “Jesuit Worldwide Learning” in Geneva focuses on global learning groups

JC:HEM Student Comes to America to Begin Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Greetings from the University of Illinois. I landed in US a week ago to embark on my Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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.
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