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ERI Geneva Training Program Builds Capacity

Participants in the training program: (l-r) Carolyn White (USA), Brian Bond (ERI), Edwin d’Souza (india) Chris Nolan (New Zealand) Guillermo Bullrich (Argentina) Moy Hitchen (ERI) Sara Pereira (Timor Leste) Passmore Chingwere (Zimbabwe) Jenna Cains (ireland) Peter Harney (ERI) Sean McManus (Australia) and Kevin Cawley (ERI) . The recently concluded ERI training program in Geneva brought […]

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Australian School provides Water and Sanitation Program for Baugo National High School, in the Philippines.

“The children who have no clean water to drink, the women who fear for their safety, the young people who have no chance to receive a decent education have a right to better, and we have a responsibility to do better. All people have the right to safe drinking water, sanitation, shelter and basic services.” […]

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Young Latin Americans Demonstrate their Commitment to the Planet

  To celebrate the International Day of Mother Earth, a group of young people from the Chapel of Christ the Conqueror, in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho in Lima, kept a Vigil to raise awareness about  care of the planet. On Sunday April 21, when the clock in front of the Chapel marked […]

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Edmund Rice Society Marks World Water Day in Bulawayo.

The southern part of Zimbabwe has received below average rains for the past three years, believed to be a result of climate change. In addition, illegal gold panning has contributed to increasing silting of dams which in turn has reduced the capacity of the dams to supply water to the city of Bulawayo. Residents of […]

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Students Raising Awareness About Modern Day Slavery

 An estimated 27 million people are presently enslaved around the globe as a result of trafficking, debt bondage, illegal contract labour and prostitution – more than the total figure of all people trafficked during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. After learning about modern day slavery as part of their transition year program, students from Presentation College, […]

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Marino Institute of Education (Dublin) Explores Links with ERI

From the moment Dr. Anne O’Gara (left), President of Marino Institute of Education, an associate college of Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and Dr Barbara O’Toole (right), stepped off the plane from Dublin in Geneva they were enthusiastic to attend, the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council under the auspices of Edmund Rice International (ERI). […]

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Including the World in Schools

This year’s Human Rights Day celebrated on December 10th highlighted the right for all people, no matter their race, colour, creed, socio-economic stratus, ethnicity or intellectual ability, to claim and enjoy fully their inherent human rights.  To have the freedom that comes with being included in their local community as worthwhile people with a voice […]

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Education a Major Driving Force for Human Development – Ban Ki Moon

  “Education is a major driving force for human development. It opens doors to the job market, combats inequality, improves maternal health, reduces child mortality, fosters solidarity, and promotes environmental stewardship. Education empowers people with the knowledge, skills and values they need to build a better world,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a […]

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New Initiative for Promoting Justice in School

Steve Rocha cfc promotes and co-ordinates the work of ERI in India. Recently he was invited to spend a month as a ‘Justice Facilitator in Residence’ at an Australian school. A member of the Edmund Rice Network in South Australia, Lynne Moten is a staff member at Seymour College, and the students of the school […]

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Educating Young People in Justice and Peace

In his annual message for the World day of Peace, Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his conviction that the young, with their enthusiasm and idealism, can offer new hope to the world, and highlighted the importance of educating the young for justice and peace. Benedict notes the responsibility of learners to be open to being […]

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