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Edmund Rice International Welcomes Nine is Mine to New York

Edmund Rice International welcomed Nine is Mine to New York from September 18- September 27, 2013. Eleven students and nine chaperones composed the delegation under the direction of Br. Steve Rocha of the Indian Province of Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. The group had traveled from India and was the guests of Edmund Rice International, Iona […]

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Past Students Form Advocacy Group in Tanzania

Around sixty former students of Edmund Rice Secondary School Sinon in Arusha, Tanzania, who are currently studying in various universities and educational institutions, responded to an invitation to gather at the end of July to reflect on and share how their lives had been inspired by Edmund Rice. Participants spoke of their having been transformed […]

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Call for Ratification of ILO Convention on Domestic Workers

“After adoption, ratification!” was the call of over 70 NGOs and labour groups from 5 continents, including domestic workers themselves, at a conference hosted by the International Catholic Centre of Geneva on June 3rd and 4th, 2011. Organised by a network of Catholic-inspired NGOs and their partners, the consultation was held in anticipation of the […]

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Students Protest at Misuse of Funds

The following is taken from a longer article written by Durgesh Kumar Atwal, a student at St Johns Christian Brothers College in Chandigarh, India A couple of days ago, about 400 children gathered at the Central Plaza of sector 17 Chandigarh for an unusual activity. It was one that I wouldn’t normally associate with traditional […]

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ERI Lobbying on Saint Lucia Proves Fruitful

Br Barry Noel pictured with the Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the UN in New York, Dr. Donatus (Keith) St. Aimee. The Universal Periodic Review of Saint Lucia took place in Geneva on Jan 25th. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of those involved with the Presentation Brothers ministry in Saint Lucia, ERI made […]

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Support for ‘Nine is Mine’ Cycle Rally from Around the World

From Ireland to Sierra Leone, from Kimberley to Brisbane and from many places in between, students from Edmund Rice Schools around the world demonstrated their solidarity and support for the initiative of the group of Indian children to cycle to their National Capital to urge their government to honour their funding committment to enable all […]

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“Nine is Mine” – Indian Children Cycle to Ask for Education Promise to be Honoured

Statue in New Delhi commemorating the ‘Salt March’ led by Gandhi as part of the struggle for Indian independence As part of the campaign to urge governments to honour their commitments to the Millennium Development Goals students from St Johns Christian Brothers College in Chandigarh (themselves from marginalised and vulnerable families) will be joining with […]

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Another Perspective on Kenyan Education

The joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Kenya to which ERI contributed commented on the disparities and the gaps between rural and urban zones in providing access to education. The reality of that disparity was brought home to ERN co-ordinator Johstone Shisanya and Br Martin Binenya on a recent visit to a rural […]

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Informal Schools in Nairobi

Free primary education (FPE) was introduced in Kenya in 2003 resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of children enrolled in schools. The influx of additional pupils has impacted negatively on the quality of education provided – for example overcrowded classrooms, lack of teachers and inadequate infrastructure but nevertheless many children still do not […]

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T.I. Murphy Centre, Newfoundland Canada

The T.I. Murphy Centre, named for a wonderful Christian Brother of Newfoundland, operates now in a portion of The College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s Newfoundland. The Murphy Centre serves approximately 100 students per year in supporting their academic efforts to return to mainstream education after their schooling was interrupted. The Centre also […]

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