Across Africa, Jesuit Missions helps vulnerable and marginalised people build lives of dignity, stability and peace.
We work with refugees. In Uganda, where we are ensuring that more young refugees are able to continue their education, and in South Africa where we are working with urban refugees providing skills training workshops helping to provide employment opportunities.
One of our key themes is Care of Creation. We recognise that our changing climate is affecting those living in the most vulnerable communities across Africa. We support environmental groups such as PAX Africa in Nairobi who are sharing the messages of Laudato Si through street theatre.
Jesuit Missions has launched a Companions in Action programme which links together schools in the UK with those in the global south striving to create leaders for social change.
Our volunteer programme sees volunteers from the UK travel to South Africa to take part in a programme alongside local volunteers supporting the work of Jesuit Refugee Service. We also send volunteers to Tanzania each year to teach in a school for six months. This opportunity gives people a chance to put their faith into action and experience a new culture.