Archive for Environmental Related Courses

Agakura in Burundi

Agakura_Young_PersonSCIAF project Agakura is driving sustainable agriculture forward with young people and small-scale farmers in Burundi The war in Burundi tore people’s lives apart. It created many orphans. Agakura was born out of the desire by Director Fr Deogratias to give these young people and farmers a future, by providing them with agriculture education and vital practical skills. These practical skills help this group to grow their own produce to feed themselves and earn valuable income for their families by selling at local markets.

Agakura provides training in sustainable agriculture, agro-forestry and animal husbandry. Organic approaches to farming are used and the farmers are taught vital skills in how to get the best out of their land in a sustainable way.

Capacitacion en Produccion Agropecuaria para la Zona (Capaz)

capacitacio capazIn this regard, over the past two years, CAPAZ has run a training program for young people in rural areas surrounding Santa María Chiquimula. This program, administered by Jesuit priests, has three principal objectives. First, the program adds complementary nutrition for students; second, it teaches students how to efficiently manage farms and animal breeding. Third, the program imparts students with the skills to replicate sustainable farming practices in their local communities.

Inheritance and commitment to Fe y Alegría: The forest passion of José María Vélaz, SJ

2013_10_31_PP_Photo1José María Vélaz SJ, founder of Fe y Alegría, showed great passion in transforming education from a general process – education for all – to a more individual-centric approach, incorporating education for life, job training, agricultural education, and reflecting his passion for the forest.

First phase of building complete in agricultural school, Rumbek South Sudan

CowThe Multi-educational and Agricultural Jesuit Institute of South Sudan (MAJIS), funded by the Irish Jesuit Missions Office, has finished the first phase of building. A recent report discussed the project, and outlined what would happen during phase two. Realising the high need of knowledge transfer, vocational training and agricultural education as a response towards sustainable food security the Jesuits of East Africa are implementing a multi educational and agricultural institute (MAJIS) in Jiir County, Rumbek / Lake State. The Irish Jesuit Missions Office has funded this project, which will train the local people in sustainable and efficient agricultural practices.