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    Vol. XXII, No. 15 September 20, 2018

    FROM THE PROVINCES

     

    KENYA: Wastewater management at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

    In the African region, the gap between water availability and water demand is growing fast; especially in cities where urban population is expected to nearly quadruple by 2037, suggesting a probable massive increase in wastewater production from African cities. Current water management systems cannot keep up with the growing demand and the estimate is that half of the urban infrastructure that will make up African cities by 2035 has yet to be built. Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) is leading a new Wastewater Management Project supported by Jesuit Missions UK. Read more...

     

    RWANDA: Jesuit educators commit to promote peace education in schools

    Jesuit educators from 11 African countries have expressed commitment to ensure that young Africans are well educated about peace and values the continent needs. The delegation of 15 Jesuit Education Directors made their pledge after concluding a three-day workshop at Peace School at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Hosted by Aegis Trust, the workshop enabled the participants to discuss embedding critical thinking, empathy and positive values in their teaching. Read more...

     

    TIMOR-LESTE: Teaching rural communities to understand and fight climate change

    Rural communities in and around Dili are showing a positive change in their perception of the value of trees since Jesuit Social Services Timor-Leste began its reforestation programme.  Through its clean water project, Jesuit Social Services (JSS) is making the communities see the intricate connection between forest and water resources, motivating them to cut fewer trees and plant more seedlings. For every tree that is cut down, the community must plant 10 seedlings or more to help with forest regeneration. Read more...

    JESUITICA

     

    IRELAND: Deeply buried in conflict in Cambodia

    Irish Jesuit priest Ashley Evans, who has been working in Cambodia for over 30 years, gives an account of his early years with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) when he helped disabled soldiers recover from the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, which claimed the lives of up to two million people. This work continues today with a vocational centre for people with all kinds of disabilities including people who suffered from accidents. Read more...

    APPOINTMENTS

     

    Father General has appointed:

     

    - Fr. Jesús Miguel Zaglul Criado (ANT) as General Counsellor and Regional Assistant for Northern Latin America. He served as provincial of Antilles Province from 2001 to 2008. He currently serves as National Director of Fe y Alegría in the Dominican Republic. Fr Zaglul Criado replaces Fr Gabriel Ignacio Rodríguez Tamayo (COL), who has held the positions of General Counsellor and Regional Assistant for Northern Latin America since January 2009.