Archive for Youth Education

MAGIS 2016 Poland

top-logo2-620x270MAGIS is a meeting of young people (ages 18-30) from all over the world who are interested in Ignatian spirituality (more). The program offers an opportunity to share a unique experience at three distinct levels: individual growth, relationships with God and others, and intercultural dialogue. If you want to enjoy the MAGIS experience, be sure to mark the dates of July 15-31, 2016 in your calendar (the MAGIS program ends on July 25, when World Youth Day starts) (more)

Resources on Ecology

hands-864037_1920crop11Laudato Si’ has started a veritable “environmental movement” in the Christian world and in October, we are still reaping the fruits of this encyclical. There are several global initiatives and projects by Church communities that have developed a host of resources which discuss, explain and call us to care for our “common home”. 

Katamba farm, Vadodara

DSC_0073Children of migrant workers from Vadodara, Gujarat,India are educated in a school run by the Jesuits at Katamba Farm. Fr jolly Nadukudiyil sj is in charge of the farm and the school. Rickshaws bring the students from the city to the school every day. It is a great service done to these children who otherwise would remain uneducated for life.

Organic market in Valladolid, Spain: Helping educational projects in the Philippines

2015_09_30_N&E_Photo1The University School of Agricultural Engineering (INEA in Spanish) in Valladolid, Spain held its latest edition of the Ecological and Solidarity Market last 16 September jointly with growers of organic gardens, a green project that the community has looked forward to since 10 years ago. On this occasion, the funds raised were donated to the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC)  in Bendum in northern Mindanao, Philippines that provides Kinder to Grade 6 classes for about 300 students.

Volunteering in Bendum: inclusive education in the uplands

Lucía Cervilla is a young visitor from Spain who spent four weeks as a volunteer last summer in Bendum, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines. During her visit, Lucía took part and contributed to some of the elementary and high school activities at the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC)  that operates an upland school for the indigenous Pulangiyen community and other youth in the area.

Why a “Green” school

Block-wall-300x225As the days draw near for September opening of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS), there are many little details to pay attention to – as well as the great big details of teachers’ assignments, students’ books, cooks’ supplies, etc., etc.! One detail, both big and little, is how to assure that LJSS is as “green” as possible.  By that we mean that in both construction and instruction our school should be environmentally sensitive, ecologically sound.