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Collaboration with Jesuit-based higher learning institutions in Myanmar and Thailand

In recent years, two Jesuit schools have been established in Myanmar and Thailand to offer higher learning to minority students belonging to diverse ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. These schools are located in areas that are challenged by poverty, income disparity, inter-ethnic coexistence and lack of educational access, the key issues of sustainable development addressed by Jesuit education. Sophia University recently began collaborating with these two institutions to tackle these issues.

Reflections on Sustainability for Education

146872543_bb554247a7In my current course, Sustainability and Education, we had to start by watching a lecture by Jason Hamilton, who is a professor at Ithaca College. “Meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” is too simple a definition for sustainability. We have to define what is being sustained and how long do we sustain it for. Sustainability means more than just environmentalism, which is how it is usually referenced. Everything that we need to survive does not just depend on the natural environment.