Canadian Jesuit brother Robert Mittelholtz SJ started Jisu Niketan School in Matigara in 1974 for children who used to roam a railway platform close by. To this day, only very poor children are accepted in the Jesuit-run school, which does not require uniforms, does not charge fees and gives students breakfast and lunch. Apart from the usual academic subjects, which are taught in Bengali medium, students attend classes in music, dance, elocution and ecology.
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(Kakuma, Kenya) September 18, 2013 — Liz Lock, the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins Coordinator at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, shares some of her personal experiences working with students at the camp in this story and video. There are about 120,000 refugees at Kakuma, from a dozen different countries. Jesuit Refugee Service has worked with refugees in the camp since 1994.
(Rome) September 24, 2013 — After years of planning and hard work in harsh conditions, the first group of 48 refugees sponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service graduate from university this week. The refugee graduates have been participants in the innovative online Diploma in Liberal Studies managed by Jesuit Refugee Service and Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins.