Bamenda, Cameroon: Pens Not Guns
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Bamenda, Cameroon: Pens Not Guns

There is need to silence the guns in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to allow learners to resume the academic year 2022/2023, members of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese have said. On September 5, the 2022/2023 academic year kicked off in Cameroon with a poor turnout reportedly…

Casay, Philippines: Joyful Re-Opening of Schools
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Casay, Philippines: Joyful Re-Opening of Schools

It took more than two years for most schools in the Philippines to return to traditional face-to-face classroom instruction. The students were then used to the blended learning mode using tele-education gadgets and modules. In Saint Therese’s High School Inc. in Casay, Anini-y, the academic year is commenced by the school opening mass (Red Mass),…

Philippines: Honouring Mill Hill Missionaries’ Educational Contribution
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Philippines: Honouring Mill Hill Missionaries’ Educational Contribution

Education is one of the many legacies of Mill Hill Missionaries in the Philippines. It is one of the specialized missionary ministries that thrived on the Island of Panay for over a hundred years. In Antique, Philippines, particularly in Saint Anthony’s College, founded and built by Mill Hill Missionaries, there is a tradition of naming…

Anglophone Cameroon: Bishops Decry Drug Abuse in Schools
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Anglophone Cameroon: Bishops Decry Drug Abuse in Schools

Catholic Bishops who are part of Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have, in a collective message, decried the increasing cases of drug abuse and violence in schools in the Central African nation. In their Sunday, August 21 statement, members of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference (BAPEC) urge the government to “intensify sensitization on the damaging effects…

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Namilyango, Uganda: Educating Future Leaders

In his message during his pastoral visit to the school that is located in Uganda’s Seeta Mukono District, a region covered by Lugazi Diocese, Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya told the school management not only to be implementers but also “creators of different aspects of life” in their students so that they can be among those to propel the East African…

Cameroon: Children Caught in a Vicious Circle of Poverty
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Cameroon: Children Caught in a Vicious Circle of Poverty

On June 6 this year, another group of African children marched in Cameroon’s capital city Yaoundé, demanding the right to live normal lives, without the fear of violence. It is estimated that nearly a million children in the country’s Anglophone regions have been kept out of school for five years by a boycott enforced by…

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…