Education is the most effective weapon in the fight against poverty, ignorance, disease and social vices plaguing the African continent. In East African countries, education in all its forms constitutes a pressing need. For this reason, the Jesuits of Eastern African Province have made a significant commitment to education in Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, albeit still a fraction of what it needs to be. We desire to establish more Jesuit educational institutions in the countries of AOR, while strengthening and expanding what already exists, and developing initiatives that generate transformation from the grassroots.
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As an institution of higher education grounded within the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, Saint Joseph’s University is committed to integrating sustainability issues throughout its educational programs. Our mission is to identify opportunities for such integration, support and encourage faculty and staff in the pursuit of these opportunities, and to provide a means for sustainability education efforts to reach beyond SJU into the broader community.
Fordham provides courses in ethical, economic, and scientific principles needed to manage and promote enterprises that are profitable and socially and environmentally responsible. The design curricula -promote an awareness of the need for the built environment to accommodate a substantially reduced carbon footprint and to foster a more sustainable use of land areas for growing populations.