Lok Manch Workshop
23rd July 2019 | Indian social Institute | New Delhi
George Pattery SJ, President of South Asian Jesuit Conference delivered the Inaugural speech at the National Workshop on Social Security and Good Governance-Realizing Entitlements which started on 23rd July and scheduled to continue till 25th July.
Jesuit Conference Of India In CSR Liveweek Exhibition And Conference
4-5 July 2019 | Mumbai| India
Siji Chacko, Director, Jesuit Conference of India, participated in a panel discussion that centered on the issue of CSR and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their contribution in Social Impact.
Re-Launch of JCSA and JCI websites on the occasion of Happy Feast Day
31st July, 2019 | Indian social Institute | New Delhi
Fr. Denzil, Executive Director, Indian Social Institute(ISI) and Rev. Fr. George Pattery, President, Jesuit Conference of South Asia(JCSA) inaugurated the JCSA and JCI website respectively today during a program organized to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of Society of Jesus at ISI New Delhi.
Jesuit Conference of India
Jesuit Conference of India registered as “not for profit organisation” in India, has been doing pioneering and exemplary work in areas of ecology and environment, supplementary education for the children from most marginalised communities, skill building for the youth and developing alternative energies in the difficult to reach areas in South Asia. The organization has been working with the governments to address situations that have adopted stagnancy for years now. The Jesuit Conference of India (JCI) is a Jesuits initiative, which is a part of the international organisation “Society of Jesus,” that has global presence and are working towards the upliftment of the society for over decades.
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
Reach Education Action Programme
Founded in 1998, Reach Education Action Programme (REAP) is a supplementary education partner of the Jesuit Conference of India under “SANKALP”. REAP on a mission to combat illiteracy, has impacted more than 1,00,000 marginalized children till now. With a motto of ‘NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND’, REAP’s literacy programme comprises of Pre-schooling, supplementary classes and Village School Integration Programme, impacting approx. 5,000 students annually.
Literacy remains the main thrust of REAP’s work, reaching the most disadvantaged and remote children from the streets and slums of Mumbai to the surrounding villages. This programme is supporting communities with its dynamic approach, through 4 E’s – education, entitlement (of rights), employment and empowerment.
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