To ensure that quality education reaches the deprived and excluded communities, in the difficult to reach areas of the country, JCI promotes ‘SANKALP’, an education and empowerment accompaniment programme though learning enhancement centres (LEC). These centres enhance the learning abilities of children and youth from pre-school to high school to improve their access to quality and inclusive education.
The Jesuits have been progressively engaged in preserving and conserving the ecology and environment through different innovative programs. These programs are in research, awareness, campaigns, bio-diversity conservation, natural resource management, renewable energy, preservation of rare and endangered species environment friendly agricultural technologies and practices and eco-spirituality.
The Jesuit objective to mainstream the youth into the organized job market is achieved through 25 technical training institutes across the country. These training institutes provide formal training in mechanical courses like Turners, Fitters, Welders, Electrician, Automobile Mechanic, CNC Operator, etc., The courses are designed carefully with industry inputs to keep in tune with changing demands of the market and are with both Central and State government recognition.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a Catholic organisation founded in 1980 by the Society of Jesus to respond to the plight of Vietnamese refugees fleeing their war-ravaged homeland. From a few camps in Southeast Asia, the work of JRS expanded rapidly to serve refugees around the world. In 2017, JRS served nearly 640,000 people in camps and urban settings, in conflict zones and detention centers, on remote borders and in busy cities. Our work is coordinated by offices in 52 countries, 10 regions and an international office in Rome.
The citizen’s of South Asia are part of a very complex reality of belonging to various religions, race, cultures, philosophies, ethnicities and castes. In India this is more pronounced considering the number of states and union territories. The Jesuits in Social Action, recognising diversity as a strength, have brought together 100 civil society organisations – 50 Jesuits CSOs and 50 religious, church and non-church based CSOs – across 16 states to develop leadership through a “Citizen’s Forum“ based on a common and accepted programme of entitlements. India has a host of laws and policies ensuring rights to its citizens.