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Jesuit Conference of India
Jesuit Conference of India (JCI) registered as “not for profit organisation” in India, has been doing pioneering and exemplary work in areas of education, social development and empowerment. JCI is a part of the international organisation of Jesuits. It has its presence in the South Asian Countries and Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA) is one of the six conferences of the “Society of Jesus” worldwide. From its very beginning, way back in 1978, JCI is committed towards upliftment of the underprivileged. Of late JCI has been concertedly working in the areas of Skill Development, Ecology and Informal Education.
Our Focus Areas
Jesuit Conference of India dedicates it’s priorities around three major focus areas
JCI ensures that quality education reaches to the deprived and excluded communities, in the difficult to reach areas of the country. JCI promotes ‘SANKALP’, an education and empowerment accompaniment programme, through innovative learning enhancement centres (LEC). Through this programme currently, we reach out to over 1 lakh children and youth from various marginalised communities.
JCI objective to mainstream the youth into the organised job market is achieved through 29 technical training institutes across the country. These training institutes provide formal training in mechanical courses like Fitters, Welders, Electrician, Automobile Mechanic etc. They keep abreast with the changing demands of the market and are with both central and state government recognition. Reaching out to the youth is a major commitment of the Jesuits.
Ecology and Environment
JCI has been progressively engaged in preserving and conserving the ecology and environment through different programmes spread across. The programmes are focused on research, campaigns, biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, renewable energy, preservation of endangered species, eco-spirituality etc. We have reached out to over 3 lakh children and youth, 60 thousand small and marginal farmers.
The Universal Apostolic Preferences
To walk with the poor in a mission of reconciliation and justice
Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future
Work, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation
Centre in Focus
Loyola Vocational Institute (LVI), Delhi
Loyola Vocational Institute (LVI), a vocational education partner of the Jesuit Conference of India under “JesuiTec”, established in 1995 by Peter SJ. LVI is located at St. Xavier’s Campus in Rohini, Delhi and facilitates several industries-oriented courses on vocational education for the local youths from marginalized communities residing in the nearby areas. The institute is approved by Government of India is affiliated to National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) since 1996 and currently educates over 450 students, mainly the school dropouts.
LVI offers a diverse set of courses like home sciences, typing, tailoring, personal development, fashion designing, beauty culture, electricians etc. The duration of these courses, varies from six months to a maximum of two years. The students are trained through various ways such as group discussions, seminars, business games, audio-visuals, case studies, research assignments, field visits, production-based practical sessions, industrial visits, educational trip, and other activities in their respective fields.
Mumbai Marathon 2019
It was a moment of great joy and excitement for having an opportunity to participate in the Mumbai Marathon 2019, to raise funds for our cause. Noel Coutinho, Vivian Fernandes and Joy Fernandes from JCI ran at the Marathon, and the members from REAP marked their active participation by motivating and cheering the on-field runners. We are grateful to all our fund-raisers and donors, who had put their efforts to raise funds for JCI through this platform.
Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it.- Pope Francis’ Laudato SJ