Driven by the continuous pursuit of excellence, the school gives primary objective is to train men and women prepared to serve the agricultural community, in order to promote efficiency and justice in truth and love.
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During the first four semesters, students follow the common core phase. The first two semesters are dedicated to theoretical classroom courses and personal work, two study visits and a “workers stage” from the producers. The third and fourth semester, follow the same pattern, with a study tour for a week and are finalized by a “technician training” materialized by the development of a probation report to be presented before a jury of 2 teachers. The last two semesters are dedicated to the training of specialization in which students are divided into two courses, depending on their personal choice: Production Plant and Animal Production. The contents are based on Teaching Unit (EU) more specialized in agriculture or livestock without forgetting some cross EU. The schedules are filled by attendance-theoretical courses, personal research, study tour, “specialized senior technician internship” devoted to case studies or research.
Provide vocational training to young alternative awarded the certificate to make them operational in the agricultural and rural area, right out of the school. After giving sufficient and satisfactory theoretical basis, training focuses primarily on teaching practice, using the existing infrastructure at PSC Bevalala (Farm Bevalala).
A group of Development and Peace youth members from across Canada are in Zambia on a youth solidarity trip to learn more about the work of Development and Peace and its partners. Today, we visited the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) on the outskirts of Lusaka. KATC receives support from the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR), a partner organization of Development and Peace that is hosting our visit in Zambia.
Most people think of an academic career as moving steadily up from doctoral studies to first teaching position to tenure to advancement in rank, culminating as full professor and head of a department. But Fr. Roland Lesseps is no ordinary man. The Jesuit biologist, an expert in embryology with a doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University, walked away from a comfortable position in his home town of New Orleans to spend almost 20 years pursuing science in service of the poor in Africa. After he left a full professorship at Loyola University where he chaired the biology department, he found a second home at the Jesuit agriculture research and training center at Kasisi, Zambia, not far from the capital, Lusaka.
MAJIS is an initiative of the Eastern Africa Province of Society of Jesus under the auspices of and in cooperation with the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan.
The mission of MAJIS is to set up an agricultural school and farm to provide food security and training in sustainable agriculture, agroforestry, animal husbandry and modern farming technology for the local population of Akol Jal and for individuals and groups from all areas of South Sudan.