Jesuit Refugee Service

Based on our belief in the dignity and interdependence of the human family, we will empower uprooted people through learning, fostering a future filled with hope.


Focus on the most vulnerable in education
In our primary and secondary education projects, JRS will give priority to the education of girls and teacher training. We will ensure the protection of all children and, where necessary, promote psychosocial care. All JRS education programmes will employ an holistic approach, respecting and developing students’ cultural values and character.

Making tertiary education accessible for refugees
In collaboration with Jesuit universities, JRS will strive to increase refugees’ access to higher education through online technology.

Promoting excellence in refugee education
JRS will ensure that its broad experience in refugee education and the accomplishments of its educational programmes, including best practices and materials, are made accessible to all JRS regions, making the most effective use of information technology. University collaboration and support JRS will strengthen relationships with Jesuit universities, working with them to develop opportunities for student learning, internships, joint advocacy projects, and academic research on refugee-related issues.

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