Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award
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Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award

Duba lost many family members, which inspired her to study nursing. “Many lives would have been saved if there were health facilities. I lost many family members. That inspired me to want to help my people,” said Duba. She also has campaigned against harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, or circumcision, and early…

Titus Brandsma: Interview with Dutch Ambassador to Holy See
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Titus Brandsma: Interview with Dutch Ambassador to Holy See

Titus Brandsma is a person of many talents. As a priest, he was inspired by Teresa of Avila, Carmelite and Saint. He had an extremely positive attitude to life. As a thinker, philosopher, and mystic, he made an intellectual contribution to the social debate. As professor at and Rector Magnificus of the Catholic University of…

Battambang, Cambodia: Educating the Poor and Marginalised
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Battambang, Cambodia: Educating the Poor and Marginalised

“Today is an important day as Providence sisters have made progress [in a project] which had been put on hold for a long time,” Sister Anne Lucie Kim Nga, superior of the Sisters of Providence in Cambodia, said during the ceremony on May 4. The school draws support from the Catholic bishops of Phnom Penh and Battambang as…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative

L’espoir est la Réponse (EER) Hope is the Response This is an initiative (An NGO) I decided to create after being here in the Democratic Republic of Congo for almost three years. I arrived here in February 2020 and ever since, I have been serving in a very challenging mission. Therefore: Hope is the Response,…

Pakistan: Girls’ Education under Threat Post-Covid
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Pakistan: Girls’ Education under Threat Post-Covid

f girls’ education makes societies stronger, more peaceful and prosperous, then the chances of Asia achieving those goals have become more distant with the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, girls’ enrollments in school had seen significant improvements in Asia. But with the pandemic, those gains have been wiped out. UNESCO estimates that about 24…

Pakistan: Activists Flag Bias in School Curriculum
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Pakistan: Activists Flag Bias in School Curriculum

Activists and educationists including Catholics have criticized the revised Single National Curriculum (SNC) of Pakistan for its loaded Islamic religious content.  Speakers at a Feb. 9 seminar on “how the school curriculum is evolving” said the government ignored most changes experts suggested for the textbooks. “The curriculum for the subject of History does not acknowledge…

Uganda: Schools Reopen after Two Years Lockdown
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Uganda: Schools Reopen after Two Years Lockdown

According to Fr. Okello who has been serving at the Conferences’ Education office for the past four years, the first one month after reopening of schools which was Monday, January 10, “Students will concentrate on the summarized version of what they could have learnt in their previous classes and then get into the new syllabus…

Islamabad – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Minority Employment Issues
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Islamabad – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Minority Employment Issues

“We were formerly known as an English-speaking community. Every third Christian house has a liquor permit for both males and females. The Christian divorce rate has tripled. The literacy rate has dropped. Our community feels weaker, helpless, hopeless and humiliated. There is no healthy entertainment. The monster of frustration is slowly eating up our youth….

Kakamega, Kenya – Award for Exemplary Work in Education
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Kakamega, Kenya – Award for Exemplary Work in Education

Four Catholic School teachers in Kenya are among 31 tutors who have been recognized by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), for their exemplary work in year 2020.  The teachers were feted for the improved performance of the schools they manage. Recipients of continental and global awards were also recognised in the Tuesday, October…

Cameroon Conflict: Coming to the Rescue of Displaced Children
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Cameroon Conflict: Coming to the Rescue of Displaced Children

 member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) ministering in Chad has launched a fundraiser to support the education of at least 300 children displaced by the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West (NOSO) regions of Cameroon. In a Friday, August 6 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Ludovic Lado said he hopes…

Pakistan: Fear of Bias in School Curriculum
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Pakistan: Fear of Bias in School Curriculum

According to a study by the Catholic bishops’ National Commission for Justice and Peace, the school and college curricula cultivate aggressive discrimination against non-Muslims, encourage blasphemy allegations and violence against minorities and liberals. The history textbook for Grade 8 clearly states: “They [Muslims] thought that education promoting Christianity might corrupt their beliefs. The Muslims had learned an…

India: Is Catholic Education on the Right Track?
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India: Is Catholic Education on the Right Track?

Let us take a recent case in India. An 84-year-old Jesuit priest, Father Stan Swamy, died last week while still under detention. His death triggered an unprecedented outburst of grief and fury against an unjust system that jailed him and denied him bail in a frivolous case. Catholic institutions in India, including several prominent Jesuit-run…