Archive for Environmental Related Courses

‘Holy Cross Summer Course Explores Realities of Food Production’

“Meal time will never be the same again!” That’s how Christopher Staysniak, visiting lecturer of history at the College of the Holy Cross, started the six-week summer course titled “Food and Power” back in June. According to Staysniak, a key goal of the course is to get students to think about where their food comes from, and who is providing it. Through readings, guest speakers, and field trips, the history class analyzed American food from different cultural, economic, environmental, and sociological angles.

Catholic Divestment Toolkit Launched

A groundbreaking new resource has been released to assist Catholic institutions in making decisions about their investments in fossil fuels. The toolkit, titled “Ethical Investments in an Era of Climate Change,” equips church leaders, financial officers, and other decision-makers to assess their investment decisions in the light of Catholic Social Teaching. It is the first global resource of its kind.

Mission and Overall Objectives – EPSA

photo-densembleDriven 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.

EPSA Training

cropped-qgDuring 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. 

School Vocational Agricultural Bevalala

?????????????????????????????????????????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).

Learning the intricacies of organic farming

blog201_0A 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.