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Check Out Our Latest Issue of the JWL Newsletter

Many exciting developments have been happening at Jesuit Worldwide Learning since we published our last newsletter. Read all about them in our new issue. 

A World Re(Union) of Jesuit Alumni: Going to the Margins Together

Georgetown's Campus Ministry recounts the 2017 World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress. Read More

Graduation Ceremony at the Arrupe Learning Center, Kakuma

Early morning on 24th July 2017, in the depth of Kakuma Refugee Camp, the Arrupe Learning center was buzzing with activities, pomp and color, music and dancing could be heard from a far. Clearly, it wasn’t business as usual…something beautiful and profound was happening, the graduation ceremony that everyone had been looking forward to. Read More

Connections - monthly newsletter of Loyola Campus, Sri Lanka

Jesuit Worldwide Learning and Loyola Campus, Sri Lanka expand and strengthen their partnership - openning new community learning centers in Sri Lanka and India.

Reaching Refugees

Check out our mention in InsideHigherEd's article on "Reaching Refugees"

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Fr. Peter Balleis takes part in DoProfiL Workshop at Technical University Dortmund on July 19th

Behold the Man: The Temptations of Power and the Misery of the Refugees

The Zurich Catholic Diocese interviews Fr.Peter about his new book. 

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Live Broadcast of Fr. Peter Balleis' Speech at the World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress

Linking young men to a future—and a gentrifying neighborhood to its past

"Instead of having to leave the neighborhood, young people can find opportunities in the community." Learn more about the opportunities JWL and Re-Connect Cafe bring to the Bed-Stuy community in America Magazine's article.

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“The other one percent – higher education in forced displacement”

At a side event of the 69th meeting of the UNHCR Standing Committee, Jesuit Worldwide Learning was represented by Ms. Grace Muvunyi, a student of JWL’s Diploma in Liberal Arts Program.

Jesuit program goes to ‘the margins’ to bring education to refugees

Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Education at the Margins offers a mixture of online and in-person educational opportunities in service of people who have been displaced because of political turmoil, violence and other crises throughout the world.

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World Refugee Day 2017

On #WorldRefugeeDay, we remember refugees are part of the global community. We need to work for their freedom, rights, and dignity. Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) offers online education to form them leaders with social responsibility. Education makes one think for oneself - Very often critical thinking or thinking out of the box ushers in creativity and entrepreneurship. JWL offers the best to the least with the hope that those who are now in the periphery (namely the refugees) of the society would one day the central leaders in their communities transforming a world of equity and equality. JWL brings education to the refugees and the marginalized, instead of they going to the universities. In this global mission, JWL is supported by universities and educational institutions from around the world. 

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JWL's Academic Programs Featured on German TV and Radio

Fr. Peter Balleis and JWL's Academic programs being offered at multiple refugee camps in northern Iraq has been highlighted in several German TV and Radio news programs. The German Bavarian State Parliament is now investing over €150,000 in student scholarships.

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After Opus nomination, JWL becomes classroom for Creighton students

This spring semester with the help of a Creighton Global Initiative grant, Creighton students and faculty took participation with JWL — which provides access to higher education to refugees around the globe — to a new level as students both took online courses with the refugees in the program and served as teaching assistants in those courses.

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Christen im Nordirak - JWL im Mittagsmagazin ARD (Christians in northern Iraq - JWL featured on ARD German TV news broadcast)

JWL's Academic Programs in northern Iraq featured on German ARD news broadcast on May 31, 2017.   

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JWL Diploma Students Start Youth Organization in Malawi

JWL diploma students Alain and Toussaint founded the Salama Africa organization to empower the youth of Dzaleka Refugee Camp. Read more about their positive impact on their community. 

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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…

Lessons On Providing Higher Education To Refugees

Jesuit Worldwide Learning has always been centered around the concept of learning together. In that process, we learn from our students just as much as our students learn from us. As one of the first organizations to address the displace and marginalized higher education crisis, adapting to challenges and improving our strategies is always a first priority. 

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Diaspora Higher Education: What’s Next for Displaced Learners?

Peggy Lynn Macisaac's article features how JWL and other organizations are making headway in solving the crisis of disrupted education among displaced learners. Read More

How mobile technology is empowering displaced youth learners

Roland Kalamo lives and studies at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The Congolese university student and youth community activist is pursuing a degree in Applied Arts. “It is human behaviour to think that everyone is just like you and that we all are the same,” he says. “Yet, the similarities we have as humans are not applicable in all the fields.” Roland’s words kicked off the Mobile Learning Week Symposium’s on how technology can provide continuity of education for displaced learners. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

“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.

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

 

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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