Afghanistan

Herat

Community Learning Center

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Afghanistan

Herat Gibrael

Community Learning Center

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Afghanistan

Bamyan

Community Learning Center

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Chad

Guéréda

Community Learning Center

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Chad

Goz Beïda

Community Learning Center

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Jordan

Amman

Community Learning Center

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North Iraq

Khanke Camp

Community Learning Center

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North Iraq

Erbil

Community Learning Center

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North Iraq

Domiz

Community Learning Center

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Kenya

Kakuma

Community Learning Center

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Malawi

Dzaleka

Community Learning Center

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Myanmar

Taunggyi

Community Learning Center

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USA

Brooklyn, NY

Community Learning Center

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Sri Lanka

Mannar

Community Learning Center

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Sri Lanka

Vavuniya

Community Learning Center

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India

Madurai

Community Learning Center

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Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou

Center for Child Protection

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Ghana

Sunyani

Center for Child Protection

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Ghana

Tamale

Center for Child Protection

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Ivory Coast

Abidjan

Center for Child Protection

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Kenya

Nairobi

Center for Child Protection

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Kenya

Malindi

Center for Child Protection

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Togo

Lomé

Center for Child Protection

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India

Begumpet

Center for Child Protection

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India

Pune

Center for Child Protection

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Mexico

Mexico City

Center for Child Protection

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Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo

Center for Child Protection

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Canada

Ottawa

Center for Child Protection

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Argentina

Buenos Aires

Center for Child Protection

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Argentina

Salta

Center for Child Protection

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Argentina

Córdoba

Center for Child Protection

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Argentina

Mendoza

Center for Child Protection

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Chile

Santiago de Chile

Center for Child Protection

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Ecuador

Quito

Center for Child Protection

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Uruguay

Montevideo

Center for Child Protection

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Germany

Munich

Center for Child Protection

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Italy

Florence

Center for Child Protection

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Italy

Rome

Center for Child Protection

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Italy

Castel Gandolfo

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JWL Community Learning Centers

 

 

Herat HTI, Afghanistan

Herat and Bamyan, Afghanistan

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in South Asia, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports two learning centers located in Afghanistan: Herat and Bamiyan. In Herat and Bamyan a good percentage of the population is local. Students travel to learning sites from remote villages and other cities, and due to long and often dangerous travel some students live on-site.

Herat Gibrael, Afghanistan

Herat and Bamyan, Afghanistan

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in South Asia, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports two learning centers located in Afghanistan: Herat and Bamiyan. In Herat and Bamyan a good percentage of the population is local. Students travel to learning sites from remote villages and other cities, and due to long and often dangerous travel some students live on-site.

Bamyan, Afghanistan

Herat and Bamyan, Afghanistan

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in South Asia, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports two learning centers located in Afghanistan: Herat and Bamiyan. In Herat and Bamyan a good percentage of the population is local. Students travel to learning sites from remote villages and other cities, and due to long and often dangerous travel some students live on-site.

Guéréda, Chad

Guéréda and Goz Beïda, Chad

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in West Africa, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports two learning centers located in Chad: Goz Beïda and Guéréda.
Initially, in Guéréda, students struggled to find ways of traveling to the learning center given how expensive it was to move around the area without a car or any personal mean of transportation. Because of this issue the Arrupe Center was created in Kounoungou which is approximately 30 minutes away from Guéréda. This site has the particularity of being surrounded by wadis (rivers) and sometimes, especially during the raining season, neither the staff nor the students are able to reach the camp. In Goz Beïda they do not have to deal with transportation or wadis problems because the center in the camp is located about 10/15 minutes in walking distance from the basecamp. Both sites offer Community Courses formerly known as CSLTs that include English, French, and Information Communication Technology.

Goz Beïda, Chad

Guéréda and Goz Beïda, Chad

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in West Africa, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports two learning centers located in Chad: Goz Beïda and Guéréda.
Initially, in Guéréda, students struggled to find ways of traveling to the learning center given how expensive it was to move around the area without a car or any personal mean of transportation. Because of this issue the Arrupe Center was created in Kounoungou which is approximately 30 minutes away from Guéréda. This site has the particularity of being surrounded by wadis (rivers) and sometimes, especially during the raining season, neither the staff nor the students are able to reach the camp. In Goz Beïda they do not have to deal with transportation or wadis problems because the center in the camp is located about 10/15 minutes in walking distance from the basecamp. Both sites offer Community Courses formerly known as CSLTs that include English, French, and Information Communication Technology.

Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Middle East and North Africa region, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports the learning center located in Amman, Jordan. After the conflict in Syria escalated and the site in Aleppo had to be closed, many refugees had to relocate in other camps. The site in Amman now hosts many of those who had to leave Aleppo. Ashrafiyeh, the principal site of JRS activities for non-formal education, and the site for JWL, is a Greek-catholic school to which JRS has access from 1pm to 7pm, 4 days a week (Monday to Thursday). Eleven buses collect the refugees throughout the city to reach the school by 3pm. Courses start at 3:15pm and finish at 6pm. The buses then return the refugees to their living places. Courses are organized as a package (English, computer, conversation class for all). More than 350 students attend the classes every day. Two classes for children (Kindergarten) are also organized every day.

In Ashrafiyeh school, JRS has access to sixteen classrooms, including 3 computer labs, in a three-story building. JRS has also the use of the recreational playground. JRS does not pay rent for the usage of the space however there is an unofficial verbal agreement that JRS assists with maintenance of the school, electricity, water bills, and installation of other amenities such as computers, chairs, fans, and other basic amenities.. JRS equipped the computer labs (about 12 computers each for the two main labs, and a smaller one with 8 computers) and maintains them. The classroom equipment is used by JRS in the afternoon/evening and by the school pupils in the morning.

Khanke Camp, North Iraq

Khanke Camp, North Iraq

JWL has added three new learning centers in Northern Iraq. 

Khanke Camp
JWL will partner with ALIND. The center will have two teachers, and a total of 80 English students: four groups of 20 students (morning and afternoon).

Erbil, North Iraq

Erbil, North Iraq

JWL has added three new learning centers in Northern Iraq. One center is located in Erbil, where JWL offers the diploma of liberal arts program with a local partner - the Catholic University of Erbil.
 

Domiz 1 Camp, North Iraq

Domiz 1 Camp, North Iraq

JWL has added three new learning centers in Northern Iraq. One center is located in Domiz.

Kakuma, Kenya

Kakuma, Kenya

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Eastern Africa, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports the learning center in Kakuma, Kenya. Initially established in 1992 to accommodate south Sudanese fleeing civil war, the Kakuma Refugee Camp has changed significantly in terms of its population and demographics.
Until recently, though the camp also accommodated refugees from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda, the Sudanese were by far the largest group – at one time numbering more than 60,000. Following the 2005 peace agreement between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) and the Sudanese Government, this balance has changed due to large-scale repatriation. Figures from June 2009 indicated that approximately 45,000 Sudanese refugees had returned to Sudan.
Somalis are replacing the Sudanese population. In response to the influx of refugees fleeing clan warfare in their country, the UNHCR is transporting large numbers of Somalis to the recently vacated facilities at Kakuma. UNHCR figures dated 31 October 2009 indicate that the population of Kakuma totals 61,285 of which 36,695 are Somalis – more than double the next largest group, the Sudanese, and 8 times that of the Ethiopian population. A total of more than 100,000 Somalis are ultimately expected to be accommodated at Kakuma. The refugees spend 17 years or more in the camp, some may never leave the camp. The local people are the Turkana, known for their longneck women with beads necklaces who give away their right to marry by choosing to be educated. Once the women are educated, they have to give away their beads therefore confirming their unmarriageable status.
Kakuma has been at the forefront of offering tertiary education to refugees. Since 1998, the University of South Africa (UNISA) has enabled refugees to study through its postal-based distance learning programs.  Fees have been covered through JRS Scholarships with additional support in the form of some IT access, library facilities, examination supervision and practical issues such as the provision of lamps to enable study at night. After the Dadaab Camp was shut down by the government in 2016, the Kakuma Refugee Camp managed to remain open and continues to offer a tremendous support for refugees.

Dzaleka, Malawi

Dzaleka, Malawi

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Southern Africa, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) supports the learning center in Dzaleka, Malawi. Originally established in response to the conflict in Mozambique, Dzaleka has now existed for over 20 years. The camp now supports approximately 28,000 refugees fleeing various conflicts in the Great Lakes Region southern and eastern Africa, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

JWL students in Dzaleka attend the Arrupe Learning Center. The project is designed to offer free, high-quality tertiary education by bridging the gap between global universities and marginalized communities. By doing so, JWL seeks to foster grassroots community development and provide a route for human dignity to otherwise neglected populations. In 2010, Dzaleka was chosen as one of three international sites for JWL, formerly known as Jesuit Commons, Higher Education at the Margins (JC-HEM), along with Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and Amman, Jordan. The project has not only been implemented successfully but is proving to be a valuable resource for the other JRS and partner projects. Graduates are frequently found to be the primary practitioners of grassroots social services and community development activities in camp; many long-term interventions come directly from students’ community projects.

The Arrupe Learning Centre has, therefore, become a community hub where educated and motivated refugees can join together, learn from the available resources, and find creative solutions to real community problems. It also serves as a center for peaceful integration between populations and as a beacon of hope for those seeking to continue journeys of personal development despite the obstacles of refugee life. The primary educational program designed by JWL is the Diploma in Liberal Studies. This intensive three-year degree program is delivered entirely through online distance learning and awarded by Regis University (Colorado, USA). Other programs include the Community Courses, formerly known as Community Service Learning Tracks (CSLTs), which are locally developed competency-building courses on topics of interest and benefit to the community.

Taunggyi, Myanmar

Taunggyi, Myanmar

In local partnership with the St. Aloysius Gonzaga English Language Institute (SAG) and the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific, Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) supports the learning center in Taunggyi, Myanmar. This site is located in a highly impoverished area impacted by recent wars and conflicts. Unlike other learning centers, this is not a refugee camp but a very rural city where many local people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes have the opportunity to come together and access a tertiary education.

Brooklyn, USA

Brooklyn, NY, USA

The JWL learning center is lead in local partnership with Reconnect Brooklyn. Reconnect is a non-profit organization that has as mission to offer employment that leads to renewed engagement of education, training and commitment to community leadership and service.
This is one of the newest JWL sites to be established and we are looking forward to working with communities in the United States of America.

A place of historic struggle and good.
A place where 33% of residents live in poverty and 48% of children live under the poverty line.
A place that is home to thousands of disconnected youth, representing a quiet crisis with significant social consequences.

Mannar, Sri Lanka

Mannar and Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in South Asia, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports two learning centers located in Sri Lanka: Vavuniya and Mannar.

English language skills are needed by Sri Lankan youth who seek out educational opportunities, inland or abroad, and most employment opportunities require and value strong English skills. Children of low income families have even less access to tertiary education, facing additional financial hurdles of travel, food and accommodations costs. For female students, safety and security heighten the challenges to overcome. To create access to higher education, JWL partnered with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in 2014 and began work in Mannar, in the north. In late 2015, a second site was added in Vavuniya, with CSLT offerings in EFL as well as in computer applications.  At the beginning of 2016, under the visionary and energetic leadership of Fr. Joe Victor, SJ, JWL is proud to be serving hundreds of “men and women for others”.

Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Mannar and Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

In local partnership with the Jesuit Refugee Service in South Asia, an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus that supports the redevelopment of war-torn communities in the area, Jesuit Worldwide Learning supports two learning centers located in Sri Lanka: Vavuniya and Mannar.

English language skills are needed by Sri Lankan youth who seek out educational opportunities, inland or abroad, and most employment opportunities require and value strong English skills. Children of low income families have even less access to tertiary education, facing additional financial hurdles of travel, food and accommodations costs. For female students, safety and security heighten the challenges to overcome. To create access to higher education, JWL partnered with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in 2014 and began work in Mannar, in the north. In late 2015, a second site was added in Vavuniya, with CSLT offerings in EFL as well as in computer applications.  At the beginning of 2016, under the visionary and energetic leadership of Fr. Joe Victor, SJ, JWL is proud to be serving hundreds of “men and women for others”.

Madurai, India

Madurai, India

Will open Summer 2017

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