Accompaniment

A student at Jesuit Technical college, Kubatana

From the earliest days, Jesuits have been committed to accompanying the poorest and most marginalised people in society. In every part of the world, Jesuits and their lay co-workers strive tirelessly to put into practice their mission to serve the faith by promoting justice.

Here are some examples of the work which our partners, assisted by Jesuit Missions, are undertaking:

  • In Zimbabwe we are supporting a Jesuit technical college in Kubatana helping young people to learn new skills to give them a greater chance of gaining employment and earning a decent living wage.
  • In Zambia, we are supporting Chikuni Radio, a Catholic station that involves the community in joint thinking and decision-making, all of which entail great potential for empowering communities and building a democratic society.

Read Fr Bob’s account of his 16 years spent in Zambia.

  • In Guyana in Latin America, we have helped to translate the New Testament into local dialects so that people can hear the Word of God in their own language.

Read Sr Theo’s insight into her time spent in Guyana in 2017.

  • In Darjeeling India, we have been supporting women’s empowerment programmes in local tea plantations where many women are often exploited and not aware of their legal rights..

Jesuit Missions is also helping its partners to respond to humanitarian emergencies.

  • In Nepal we having been supporting the Nepal Social Jesuit Institute since the earthquake in 2015, including most recently the rebuilding of a major road.
  • In the Philippines, we are assisting the efforts of local Jesuits to rebuild homes destroyed in Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.