September 17, 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 on education: Where do we go from here?

Earlier this year, as education systems around the world began to close as a result of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, it quickly became clear that our individual and collective responses, as with all disasters and emergencies, would occur in two phases: emergency response and recovery. Globally, we currently find ourselves somewhere in the middle of... View Article

The impacts of COVID-19 on education: Where do we go from here?

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April 04, 2020

Messages of Hope

Over the past two months the COVID-19 pandemic has forced one-third of the world’s population to stay home, testing the resilience of health systems, national economies and a myriad of human rights. The virus has had a paradoxical effect: on one hand it has equally affected all peoples and nationalities; on the other it has aggravated differences and highlighted inequalities.... View Article

Messages of Hope

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October 08, 2019

Magis Americas, Fe y Alegría and AUSJAL sign unprecedented agreement with IBM

Magis Americas, along with the International Federation of Fe y Alegría (FIFyA) and the Association of Universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL), has signed an unprecedented agreement with IBM to expand the P-TECH education model in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Magis Americas will receive a $2 million... View Article

Magis Americas, Fe y Alegría and AUSJAL sign unprecedented agreement with IBM

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April 17, 2019

Magis Americas joins 41 organizations in urging congress to fully support International Basic Education

Through the Global Campaign for Education United States, Magis Americas joined a diverse group of signatories on a community letter asking U.S. State, Foreign operations and related programs appropriations sub committee to fully support the International Basic Education account for the Fiscal Year 2020.   Together with organizations such as @jrsusa, @GCE_US and @UNICEFUSA, we... View Article

Magis Americas joins 41 organizations in urging congress to fully support International Basic Education

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April 08, 2019

34th Annual Assembly of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

From April 4th-5th, 2019, the 34th Annual Assembly of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría Federation was held in Montevideo, Uruguay. Throughout the first day, participants discussed the “Challenges for Fe y Alegría in light of the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus”, and then continued with the “Educational challenges and relevant... View Article

34th Annual Assembly of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

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April 04, 2019

Launch of EduRed

  The three education networks of the Conference of Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL): The Latin American Federation of Schools of the Society of Jesus (FLACSI), Fe y Alegría and AUSJAL, gathered together in a wider alliance called EduRed. They have joined together to present the book “The Society of Jesus and the... View Article

Launch of EduRed

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March 28, 2019

The Crisis in Venezuela

The escalation of violence and the political, economic and social crisis facing Venezuela has caused a large number of people to find themselves in situations of extreme vulnerability, both inside and outside the country. According to the latest data provided by host countries, there are currently more than 3.3 million migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers... View Article

The Crisis in Venezuela

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March 20, 2019

Fe y Alegría’s work in the Pan Amazon Region

This week, the international conference on “Integral Ecology: A synodal response from the Amazon and other essential biomes/territories for the care of our common home” is taking place at Georgetown University. Organized by the REPAM Ecclesial Network, and with the support of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of the United States and Canada – Office of Justice... View Article

Fe y Alegría’s work in the Pan Amazon Region

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March 12, 2019

Reflections from UN Commission on the Status of Women

Over the next few days, Entreculturas-Fe y Alegría Spain, representing the International Federation of Fe y Alegría, is participating in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to defend the rights of women and girls. The CSW is the main global policy body devoted to gender equality and the empowerment of women. This... View Article

Reflections from UN Commission on the Status of Women

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March 08, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day from Foi et Joie Haiti!

Happy International Women’s Day from Foi et Joie Haiti! For us, Women’s Day is about the struggle for justice, but it’s also about celebrating the amazing women who are the pillars of Foi et Joie, and supporting girls so they can thrive in our schools. As a Jesuit-led work, Foi et Joie Haiti takes gender... View Article

Happy International Women’s Day from Foi et Joie Haiti!

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March 05, 2019

Girls, tomorrow’s women, free from violence: we claim their rights at the United Nations

Today, girls exercising their right to education are more numerous than ever. Not only do they learn to read and write, but with every year that they continue their schooling after finishing primary school, they reduce their chances of getting married at a young age and they generate skills to make decisions about their future.... View Article

Girls, tomorrow’s women, free from violence: we claim their rights at the United Nations

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March 01, 2019

Education is key to saving the planet

This was the conclusion of a meeting of teachers from Fe y Alegría Ecuador’s Oscar Romero school and other educational institutions in the area, that were invited to the event that was carried out as part of the first Panamazonian Encounter of Fe y Alegría Schools. Antonio Pérez Esclarín and Fabricio Alaña, international experts, highlighted... View Article

Education is key to saving the planet

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February 28, 2019

Director of Fe y Alegría Venezuela: There are so many things to do, to dream, to design!

Dear friends, life is more beautiful when men and women of goodwill put their hearts and their enthusiasm in service of the common good. That’s why we tell everyone: let’s get to work for Venezuela with Fe y Alegría (Faith and Joy). (José María Vélaz, 1968) We all know and are experiencing that we are... View Article

Director of Fe y Alegría Venezuela: There are so many things to do, to dream, to design!

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February 23, 2019

Fe y Alegría Rejects Military Exercises in its Schools

  Manuel Aristorena SJ, issued a press release on Thursday, February 21st, rejecting the request made by a member of the Bolivarian National Guard who, accompanied by 80 soldiers from the security force, asked the director of the San Javier del Valle school, Mérida, to lend him the facilities to carry out military exercises from... View Article

Fe y Alegría Rejects Military Exercises in its Schools

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February 14, 2019

Fe y Alegría Colombia defends children’s rights through “Huellas de Ternura”

As part of the Global Fe y Alegría Movement, Fe y Alegría Colombia has joined the invitation extended by several Latin American organizations including: el Programa Centralidad de la Niñez, the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), World Vision Latin America, Caritas Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Inter-American Confederation of Catholic Education, to participate... View Article

Fe y Alegría Colombia defends children’s rights through “Huellas de Ternura”

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December 30, 2018

Foi et Joie Haïti school gets into the Christmas spirit … by throwing a party at the local prison

Foi et Joie (Fe y Alegría) works to ensure access to a quality education for all. As any Ignatian school can tell you, a quality education involves the whole person, and results in “women and men for others.” The way that one Foi et Joie school in Haiti chose to celebrate this Christmas is a... View Article

Foi et Joie Haïti school gets into the Christmas spirit … by throwing a party at the local prison

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December 12, 2018

A promising partnership: Belen Jesuit Prep and Foi et Joie Haïti

Since October 2018, Foi et Joie Haïti has begun a promising new partnership with Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, FL. Belen’s new Service Learning Coordinator, Teresita Gonzalez, has a long relationship with Haiti through her previous work in the Archdiocese of Miami. In dialogue with Foi et Joie, Mrs. Gonzalez teamed up with Johnny... View Article

A promising partnership: Belen Jesuit Prep and Foi et Joie Haïti

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November 14, 2018

#GCEWorldAssembly2018

Between November 13th and 18th, the 6th World Assembly of the Global Campaign for Education will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal, where members and allies of GCE from all over the world will meet to discuss crucial and emerging issues in education, with a focus on progress and lessons learned from 2000 to 2018, and... View Article

#GCEWorldAssembly2018

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October 15, 2018

UNESCO and Fe y Alegría Guatemala open first Malala Center in Latin America

Throughout history, gender inequality has been ever present. Even in the 21st century, discrimination persists. Many of us are witnesses to it. In some places it becomes more evident than in others, and  it continues to occur at all levels and social spheres. What is needed to achieve gender equality, a world where men and... View Article

UNESCO and Fe y Alegría Guatemala open first Malala Center in Latin America

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October 09, 2018

International Day of the Girl Child

  Every girl has the right to live free from violence, discrimination, intimidation and abuse. However, today, violence denies this right to millions of girls around the world and continues to be one of the most persistent, systematic and widespread violations of human rights. For this reason, on the occasion of the International Day of... View Article

International Day of the Girl Child

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October 05, 2018

International Federation of Fe y Alegría meets in Madrid

Between September 28th and October 1st, the XLVII International Fe y Alegría Federation Congress was held in Madrid. It was called “Fe y Alegría, a global movement. We educate on the frontiers”. The meeting, organized by Entreculturas, organization of Fe y Alegría in Spain, addressed topics such as Fe y Alegría’s current and future frontiers,... View Article

International Federation of Fe y Alegría meets in Madrid

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September 12, 2018

Fé e Alegria Brasil semifinalist for the Itaú-Unicef Award 2018

The Itaú-Unicef Award is one of the most important indicators of excellence in the service sector in Brazil. This year, for the 13th edition of the Itaú-Unicef Award, more than 3,500 projects that work to guarantee the rights of children, adolescents and young people throughout the country were submitted for consideration. Projects are divided into... View Article

Fé e Alegria Brasil semifinalist for the Itaú-Unicef Award 2018

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September 12, 2018

Fe y Alegría Colombia recognized with the Best Workplace award 2018

CompuTrabajo, an online employment platform that awards the best companies to work for in Colombia based on the experience of current and former employees, has added Fe y Alegría Colombia within the TOP 50 of the best companies to work for in Colombia, placing them at number 14 with a score of 4.4 out of... View Article

Fe y Alegría Colombia recognized with the Best Workplace award 2018

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September 12, 2018

Q&A: Meet Emilio Travieso of Foi et Joie Haïti

Fr. Emilio Travieso, SJ, is the new Assistant Director of Foi et Joie Haïti (Fe y Alegría Haiti in French). Originally from Florida and with studies in Sociology, Philosophy, and Theology, Fr. Emilio is completing a PhD in International Development at Oxford University; studying how food systems can be improved and conducting a research on... View Article

Q&A: Meet Emilio Travieso of Foi et Joie Haïti

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September 07, 2018

Fe y Alegría Nicaragua youth communication network transforms lives

Since 2009, Fe y Alegría Nicaragua has been training young leaders with a commitment to social justice issues through the Fe y Alegría Nicaragua Communicators Network. The main objective of the network is to train Fe y Alegría students in communication subjects such as writing, audiovisual production, digital content, social media management and use, photography, voice-overs,... View Article

Fe y Alegría Nicaragua youth communication network transforms lives

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September 03, 2018

International Congress of Fe y Alegría in Madrid

From September 28 to 30, 2018, the XLVII Congress of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría will take place in Madrid, Spain. The objectives of the conference are to become aware of Fe y Alegría as a global movement, to advance in the global responses as a Federation at the borders, to be an inspiring space for the Federation, for each... View Article

International Congress of Fe y Alegría in Madrid

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August 10, 2018

Educating for transformation through community partnership

It was 2001 when, after countless meetings and conversations between the Maryland and Bolivian Provinces of the Society of Jesus, a partnership between Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) and Fe y Alegría Bolivia began. SJU, Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic University, through its Faith-Justice Institute, found in Fe y Alegría Bolivia the perfect partner to catalyze their efforts... View Article

Educating for transformation through community partnership

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August 10, 2018

From Fe y Alegría No. 32 to Georgetown University

Lucía Chuquillanqui is a force of nature. Spend just two hours with her and it’s easy to see how she has already led such an extraordinary life at just 26 years-old.  But despite what some may perceive as a fairy tale, from her days at Fe y Alegría No. 32 in San Juan de Lurigancho,... View Article

From Fe y Alegría No. 32 to Georgetown University

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July 02, 2018

1×1 Café – Coffee for a Cause

Noelia Bitar doesn’t drink coffee. You would never know it, though, hearing her speak about 1×1 Café. “What if we could change someone’s life with the purchase of our daily coffee?” Bitar, a Venezuelan architect who has spent the last 24 years in Montreal, says the idea of a doing something came to her during... View Article

1×1 Café – Coffee for a Cause

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May 30, 2018

The Patricias of Fe y Alegría

In 1955, Abraham Reyes and Patricia García de Reyes donated part of their house so that the first school of Fe y Alegría could be created. Patricia is our inspiration to identify women –laics and religious- who generously and silently have given their hearts and souls to keep our educational movement strong. We have called... View Article

The Patricias of Fe y Alegría

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May 28, 2018

Fe y Alegría Democratic Republic of Congo is now part of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

On April 13th, during the XXXIII International General Assembly of Fe y Alegría in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, the admission of Fe y Alegría Democratic Republic of Congo (Foi et Joie RD Congo, in French) as the newest member of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría (FIFyA) was the landmark of the event. Joining Foi et Joie... View Article

Fe y Alegría Democratic Republic of Congo is now part of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

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May 21, 2018

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Let’s Educate Global Citizens

[This is an adapted version in English of the post published originally in Spanish in the blog of Entreculturas – Fe y Alegría Spain] In the current framework of globalization and multiculturalism, it is necessary to educate global citizens. People capable of living in diversity from values ​​that promote human rights, to understanding the relations of interdependence... View Article

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Let’s Educate Global Citizens

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May 02, 2018

Miami volunteers defend the right to play

[To see more photos of the March 17th event in Miami, Florida, please click here.] On March 17th, a group of Friends of Fe y Alegría ambassadors and volunteers organized a charity dinner in Miami, Florida to benefit Fe y Alegría Nicaragua. With over 90 attendees, including friends, neighbors and people involved with the Ignatian... View Article

Miami volunteers defend the right to play

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April 04, 2018

Hatching the Generation 21 Network – Reflections from Juan Pablo Rayo

Just a few weeks ago I had the chance to accompany more than 15 young people from different Fe y Alegría communities, who had the chance to meet each other in Spain and live three special moments: First, they visited and shared experiences with numerous groups that belong to Red Solidaria de Jóvenes, the Youth... View Article

Hatching the Generation 21 Network – Reflections from Juan Pablo Rayo

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March 15, 2018

“Fe y Alegría is what we need to catalyze the change we want.”

I had the privilege to attend Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, a top quality Jesuit institution in Caracas, Venezuela. The integral education I received made me cultivate a powerful connection with the value of excellence, as well as a profound commitment to service and a strong appetite for becoming a factor of change in the... View Article

“Fe y Alegría is what we need to catalyze the change we want.”

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March 15, 2018

6th Global Meeting of the Youth Solidarity Network

In mid-February, the 6th Global Meeting of Entreculturas-Fe y Alegría’s Youth Solidarity Network took place. 280 participants came from 9 countries where Fe y Alegría is located, as well as from the Autonomous Communities in Spain where the Network is present joined together; the 6th Global Meeting was a huge success in terms of participation,... View Article

6th Global Meeting of the Youth Solidarity Network

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March 06, 2018

Women who build the future

Despite much progress thanks to the efforts of women around the world, the data on inequality of opportunities between men and women continues to be alarming, above all in the most impoverished countries where the gap is much greater.  Behind the devastating data, there are women who do not surrender and continue to work, striving... View Article

Women who build the future

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February 14, 2018

A life with Fe y Alegría

Altamira Barboza, 81 years old, has a vitality that many youth would envy, an incredibly clear mind and an unconditional commitment to Fe y Alegría. Atilio, one of her children, is the Director of Fe y Alegría in the Western Region of Venezuela; and two of her daughters and their partners previously held management and... View Article

A life with Fe y Alegría

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February 14, 2018

National mobilization for education financing at the Dakar Summit

Last Friday, February 2nd, the Financing Conference of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) ended in Dakar, a high level meeting whose aim was to mobilize funds to strengthen the education systems of developing countries, so that in 2030 all children have the right to a quality early childhood, primary and secondary education. The Dakar... View Article

National mobilization for education financing at the Dakar Summit

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February 05, 2018

Unprecedented support for the Global Partnership for Education calls for hope

Last Friday, February 2nd, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) financing conference closed in Dakar. The goal of this high-level meeting was to mobilize funds to strengthen the educational systems of developing countries so that by 2030 all the children of the world can exercise their right to quality, inclusive early childhood, primary and secondary... View Article

Unprecedented support for the Global Partnership for Education calls for hope

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February 02, 2018

Tax Justice needed to achieve educational justice

Today, educational leaders from governments around the world are meeting in Dakar, Senegal, to commit the necessary funding for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). But what is the GPE? It is a multilateral fund that brings together countries from the South, donors, the private sector and civil society to mobilize funds to improve the... View Article

Tax Justice needed to achieve educational justice

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January 17, 2018

Fund quality education for all

Starting February 1st and 2nd, Dakar, Senegal will host government representatives from low and lower-middle income countries and donors, multilateral and civil society organizations, as well as private sector organizations and foundations, at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference. These representatives are coming together under a common goal: to mobilize the funding necessary to... View Article

Fund quality education for all

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October 23, 2017

Mercedes Alarcón, Fe y Alegría Argentina teacher, awarded Fulbright Scholarship

                                                                          [Photo by Monteserín Fotografía for Friends of Fe y Alegría] Mercedes Alicia Alarcón Romero, an elementary teacher at... View Article

Mercedes Alarcón, Fe y Alegría Argentina teacher, awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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September 25, 2017

Sustainable Development Goals Anniversary: Let’s fund what is fair!

As the Sustainable Development Goals second anniversary comes to date, the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education has launched a campaign to demand full financing of Sustainable Development Goal 4. On its behalf, the International Federation of Fe y Alegría has joined and supports the campaign since the funding of education budgets is a crucial... View Article

Sustainable Development Goals Anniversary: Let’s fund what is fair!

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September 21, 2017

Youth Pathways Central America

This week, Marco Tulio SJ, the Executive Secretary of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría and member of the Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S. team, had the opportunity to participate in a Latin American delegation visiting Youth Build projects in the United States.  Members of the group had the opportunity to share... View Article

Youth Pathways Central America

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September 13, 2017

Catharine Steffens: “We are called to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalized across our vast Jesuit Network”

Written by Catharine S. Steffens, Georgetown Preparatory School “An hour outside of Buenos Aires you find the town of San Miguel. While one side of the town has beautiful weekend and family homes, the other side shows a different reality. This side of San Miguel is where the Centro Educativo de Nivel Secundario and the... View Article

Catharine Steffens: “We are called to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalized across our vast Jesuit Network”

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August 17, 2017

II Central American Congress on Education: “Educate In Situations of Violence”

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS For a greater social commitment to education in Central America The II Central American Congress of Education took place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras this past July 12-13, under the motto, “Educate in Situations of Violence”. The conference was a follow up to a gathering held in 2016, in which Fe y Alegría and... View Article

II Central American Congress on Education: “Educate In Situations of Violence”

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August 08, 2017

Helping good practices spread – the case study of ‘Fe y Alegria’ in Latin America

Jose Bento da Silva, professor at Warwick Business School shares on his current research initiative to explore the “secrets” of Fe y Alegría’s success as a “networked organization”.  Fe y Alegria (FyA) was founded in 1955, in Venezuela, as a social movement to promote education for the poor and poverty relief. During the last 62... View Article

Helping good practices spread – the case study of ‘Fe y Alegria’ in Latin America

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July 11, 2017

The G-20 Commits to Education

International leaders from around the world met last week (July 7-8) at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, a decisive political affair used to set priorities for the international agenda for the next few months. In the weeks prior to this meeting, advocates of the right to education (chief among them, Global Campaign for Education) worked across... View Article

The G-20 Commits to Education

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July 05, 2017

Kelly Lituma, Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, wins gold medal at the Special Olympics 2017

Last April, Panama held the third edition of the Latin American Games of the Special Olympics, an organization that “releases the human spirit through the power of transformation and the joy of sports”, as they define themselves on their webpage. Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, Kelly Lituma, was the rhythmic gymnastics champion, also finishing in third,... View Article

Kelly Lituma, Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, wins gold medal at the Special Olympics 2017

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June 22, 2017

Guillermo: “I’ve known about Fe y Alegría since I was a child in Nicaragua … at school we would always do fundraisers to benefit Fe y Alegría”

Guillermo Lacayo is not shy about his expectations for the Nicaraguan community in Miami. “I expect the maximum level of support [for Friends of Fe y Alegría] from the Nicaraguan community.” It is with this strong sense of dedication, though, that Lacayo, along with his wife Vilma and a few other friends at the Centro... View Article

Guillermo: “I’ve known about Fe y Alegría since I was a child in Nicaragua … at school we would always do fundraisers to benefit Fe y Alegría”

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June 15, 2017

Lens on inclusion to measure the global improvements in education

At the end of last week, the UNESCO GEM (Global Education Monitoring) Report’s Advisory Board met in Paris to discuss the success of the 2016 GEM Report, hear about the plans for the 2017/8 and 2019 GEM Reports, and decide on the future theme of the 2020 GEM Report. A consensus was reached on the... View Article

Lens on inclusion to measure the global improvements in education

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June 06, 2017

Education NGOs meeting in Cambodia warns about the need for SDG-4 perspective in public policies

Representatives from numerous national, regional and international non-governmental and civil society organizations and members of the 2030 Education Collective Consultation of Non-Governmental Organizations (CCNGO) from different parts of the world met in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from May 8-9th, 2017. The main goal of the meeting was to take stock and discuss the progress made in... View Article

Education NGOs meeting in Cambodia warns about the need for SDG-4 perspective in public policies

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May 24, 2017

Fe y Alegría Venezuela once again says: “Enough!”

[Fe y Alegría Venezuela National Director Manuel Aristorena, S.J.] In the face of political, economic and social crises, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States stands in solidarity with our partners at Fe y Alegría Venezuela as we join their manifesto #BastaYa. Written by Fr. Manuel Aristorena, S.J., Fe y Alegría calls for an... View Article

Fe y Alegría Venezuela once again says: “Enough!”

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April 04, 2017

Father General Arturo Sosa SJ meets with FIFyA Coordinator Carlos Fritzen SJ

Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US had the great privilege of being part of a dialogue between the Father General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa SJ, and the International Federation of Fe y Alegría team earlier this month in Madrid, Spain. The meeting, which took place in the headquarters of Entreculturas-Fe y... View Article

Father General Arturo Sosa SJ meets with FIFyA Coordinator Carlos Fritzen SJ

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March 16, 2017

Central American Jesuit support for Guatemalan Tragedy

A fire broke out on Wednesday, March 8th at the Virgen de la Asunción shelter in southern Guatemala, which resulted in 37 girls and teenagers killed and almost twenty hospitalized. According to early indications, they themselves ignited the fire to protest the human rights violations they were suffering. The household, in the hands of the Social Welfare... View Article

Central American Jesuit support for Guatemalan Tragedy

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March 10, 2017

March 8th – Skilled women: the pathway to equity

Although there have been many advances in a lot of countries throughout the last years; women still suffer gender discrimination since childhood. UNESCO points out that the 53% girls of 61 million minors cannot access to primary education[1], despite the continuous improvement of the gender parity in the access to education. It has been achieved... View Article

March 8th – Skilled women: the pathway to equity

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March 09, 2017

Two new grants expand Fe y Alegría programs in Bolivia, Dominican Republic

Fe y Alegría Bolivia became a Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters grant recipient for the first time in its history this past March, as it was awarded a $15,000 grant for a new technical training project. The proposal will benefit the “Madre Ascensión Nicol- CEEMAN” center through the The Congregation of the Dominican Missionaries of the Rosary.... View Article

Two new grants expand Fe y Alegría programs in Bolivia, Dominican Republic

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February 14, 2017

INTERVIEW | Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US ambassador Fr. Txuo Rodríguez

Jesús “Txuo” Rodríguez Villaroel is a Jesuit priest born in Venezuela. Txuo currently lives in Madrid, but his mission is to develop consistent support of the Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S. initiative. According to Fr. Txuo, Fe y Alegría is an international network of schools founded in Venezuela 61 years ago. The aim of this... View Article

INTERVIEW | Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US ambassador Fr. Txuo Rodríguez

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February 07, 2017

Trina Bajo, Fe y Alegría teacher, wins Human Rights Award

The Padre Luís María Olaso Center for Peace and Human Rights at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and the Canadian Embassy have named Trina Bajo winner of the 8th annual Human Rights Awards. Trina, who was in shock when she received news of the award, was nominated by a colleague that knew about her selfless and silent work and who wanted her labor... View Article

Trina Bajo, Fe y Alegría teacher, wins Human Rights Award

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January 27, 2017

Despite a year of challenges, Venezuelans show their support

While 2016 was undoubtedly a challenging year for the country of Venezuela, the solidarity shown from the United States has been overwhelming. Thanks to the generosity of 68 individuals who donated more than $89,000, Friends of Fe y Alegría was able to support seven projects that directly benefitted over 73,000 boys, girls, men and women! Below are... View Article

Despite a year of challenges, Venezuelans show their support

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January 27, 2017

Ann Marie Jursca Keffer (PA): “We integrate the work of Fe y Alegría in our Data Analysis workshops”

Saint Joseph’s University and Fe y Alegría Bolivia first began a partnership in 2001, with the goal of working in three areas: (1) training and research, (2) immersion trips and (3) fundraising initiatives. While the partnership remains primarily focused in the aforementioned areas the partnership continues to develop and evolve based on partners’ needs, resources... View Article

Ann Marie Jursca Keffer (PA): “We integrate the work of Fe y Alegría in our Data Analysis workshops”

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January 27, 2017

UNESCO policy paper: How can education help us rethink what we mean by prosperity?

As the World Economic Forum was taking place in Davos, Switzerland last week, the UNESCO – Global Education Monitoring Report team introduced a new publication named “Partnering for prosperity: Education for green and inclusive growth,”  describing the transformative role that education and lifelong learning can play in fostering green growth. Education can help make production and consumption sustainable,... View Article

UNESCO policy paper: How can education help us rethink what we mean by prosperity?

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January 12, 2017

HAITI: Seven years after the earthquake, we can never forget.

Seven years ago the earth shook in Haiti. Prior to this disastrous moment in Haiti’s history, Fe y Alegría had already spent four years working in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. For both Friends of Fe y Alegría and Foi et Joie Haïti (Fe y Alegría in French), education has always been an effective... View Article

HAITI: Seven years after the earthquake, we can never forget.

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December 21, 2016

The Power of a Smile

To smile is to share, to accompany someone, to establish a bond, to generate a connection. A smile lets us know that no matter how afraid, frustrated or alone we feel there is someone who supports and loves us. Throughout 2016 we have seen and felt the suffering of millions around the world: families and... View Article

The Power of a Smile

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December 15, 2016

Saint Joseph’s University students & alumni support Fe y Alegría Bolivia students

This Christmas season, Saint Joseph’s University students & The Faith-Justice Institute Alumni Affinity Group members, in conjunction with Fe y Alegría Bolivia, are coming together to support 15 graduates as they start new micro-businesses. For more information on Fe y Alegría Bolivia, watch the video below, which was produced by Saint Joseph’s University in honor of Fe... View Article

Saint Joseph’s University students & alumni support Fe y Alegría Bolivia students

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December 05, 2016

To all La Silla Roja volunteers: Happy Day!

On December 5th, International Volunteer Day, we not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets – but we also pay special tribute to volunteers working to strengthen the global education community in schools around the United States by working with us on La Silla Roja. Through volunteerism, individuals can impact their students and schools by raising awareness with their actions... View Article

To all La Silla Roja volunteers: Happy Day!

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December 01, 2016

The right to play for Colombian children, our #GivingTuesday goal

On November 29th, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US joined Giving Tuesday for the second time. This year, we decided to invite you to support the right to play for Fe y Alegría Colombia children. Playing allows children to explore, discover and develop their capacities and emotions and to learn about the world around... View Article

The right to play for Colombian children, our #GivingTuesday goal

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August 03, 2016

Countries complete first projects funded by Friends of Fe y Alegría

  When the International Federation of Fe y Alegría first launched the Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States initiative two years ago—together with MAGIS Americas—it was clear that one of the primary strategies for involving U.S.-based individuals and institutions in the mission and work of Fe y Alegría would be securing individual... View Article

Countries complete first projects funded by Friends of Fe y Alegría

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August 03, 2016

Fe y Alegría Ecuador awarded with a Loyola Foundation grant

Fe y Alegría Ecuador became a Loyola Foundation grant recipient for the first time in its history this past July, as it was awarded a $5,000 grant for a new infrastructure project. The proposal—which will benefit the “Padre José Antonio González de Durana SJ” School, located in Ciudadela Mariana de Jesús, a town on the... View Article

Fe y Alegría Ecuador awarded with a Loyola Foundation grant

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June 21, 2016

Fe y Alegría participates in Harvard Conference on Educational Equality

On April 15th, I had the opportunity to participate as a panelist in the Latin American Education Forum, Master of Educational Policies of Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts. The specific panel which I was part of was called “Education in the light of migration” and I shared the presentation with others from Central America and... View Article

Fe y Alegría participates in Harvard Conference on Educational Equality

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April 04, 2016

FyA USA hopes to secure “Safe Schools” with new campaign

Starting Monday, April 4th, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States launched a fundraising campaign, highlighting the need to have safe and appropriate learning spaces to ensure brighter futures for Fe y Alegría students in Latin America and the Caribbean. The “Safe Schools, Brighter Futures” campaign aims to support a total of seven... View Article

FyA USA hopes to secure “Safe Schools” with new campaign

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March 16, 2016

“I am going to leave you with a gift, a hug of solidarity and friendship.”

Those were Fr. Fernando Cardenal, S.J.’s final words to our Boston College Arrupe Immersion Program in Nicaragua on January 12, just before he embraced each one of us individually. With tears in our eyes, we held the legacy of friendship that Fr. Fernando embodied for us. His talk was the culmination of 8 days of... View Article

“I am going to leave you with a gift, a hug of solidarity and friendship.”

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March 08, 2016

March 8th: International Women’s Day

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day. This day is rooted in the historic fight of women to engage in society on the basis of equality. At Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States, we want to recover the stories of ordinary women that have played a key role in the history... View Article

March 8th: International Women’s Day

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February 17, 2016

New General Coordinator of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

During the International Congress of Fe y Alegría Africa that took place just a few weeks ago, there was also an important moment which was the handing over of the General Coordinator of the International Federation Fe y Alegría. The previous Coordinator, Ignacio Suñol SJ led the federation during six years, establishing the strategic priorities... View Article

New General Coordinator of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

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February 01, 2016

A Historic Moment: Reflections from the first Fe y Alegría Congress in Africa

Yesterday, the first Fe y Alegría Congress in Africa, which took place from January 25th-31st in Chad, came to a close. More than 40 participants gathered together from Chad, Madagascar, Kenya, Togo, Central African Republic, Guinea Conakry, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, as well as representatives from JESAM (Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar), the International Federation of Fe y Alegría, Jesuit Refugee Service, Entreculturas-Fe y Alegría Spain, Alboan, Porticus, and Misereor.

A Historic Moment: Reflections from the first Fe y Alegría Congress in Africa

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January 27, 2016

First Fe y Alegría Africa Conference

The First Annual Fe y Alegría Africa International Conference is taking place from Monday, January 25th through Sunday, January 31st, where more than 40 participants from 10 countries in Africa, Latin America and Europe are gathered together in Chad to discuss Fe y Alegría's future on the continent.

First Fe y Alegría Africa Conference

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January 22, 2016

Camp La Llanada collaborates with Fe y Alegría Venezuela

For 22 years, Camp La Lllanada has been collaborating with Fe y Alegría Venezuela to offer an unforgettable week-long camp experience, “Temporada Social” for low-income children and youth in the country.

Camp La Llanada collaborates with Fe y Alegría Venezuela

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January 13, 2016

Paving the Way toward Inclusive Education

This post was written by Ana Jiménez, who spent one year volunteering with Fe y Alegría Ecuador through the VOLPA (Voluntariado Pedro Arrupe) Program at Fundación Entreculturas.

Paving the Way toward Inclusive Education

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December 15, 2015

Fe y Alegría’s work on the global challenge of the right to education

The official launch of Fe y Alegría’s new U.S.-based initiative, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States left some important statements on the right to education and on the work that Fe y Alegría's movement has been doing for over 60 years to promote learning opportunities for all.

Fe y Alegría’s work on the global challenge of the right to education

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December 10, 2015

Fe y Alegría U.S. Initiative is presented at the U.S. Jesuit Conference

Fe y Alegría, an international popular education non-governmental organization, was presented on December 2nd and 3rd as a Jesuit response to the global challenge of the right to education.

Fe y Alegría U.S. Initiative is presented at the U.S. Jesuit Conference

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December 04, 2015

Challenge is just a word: #GivingTuesday has been a success!

We are still thrilled by the warm welcome we recieved from all of you, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States that have shown support during #GivingTuesday.

Challenge is just a word: #GivingTuesday has been a success!

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November 24, 2015

Join us in NY and DC: The global challenge of the right to education

Next week, November 2nd and 3rd, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S. will host events in New York and Washington DC that aim to share the experience of Fe y Alegría and its commitment to fighting for the right to education for all, especially for those living at the margins.

Join us in NY and DC: The global challenge of the right to education

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November 17, 2015

Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US joins #GivingTuesday

On December 1st, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S. is excited to participate fot the first time in the annual #givingtuesday campaign.

Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US joins #GivingTuesday

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November 15, 2015

Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice: Building Bridges of Solidarity

From November 7th-8th, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US had the opportunity to join more than 1600 people at the annual Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice in Washington DC.

Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice: Building Bridges of Solidarity

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October 29, 2015

Building the Fe y Alegría movement in Miami

This week, the Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US team has been working to raise awareness about the impact of the Fe y Alegría educational model amongst members of the Latino community in Miami.

Building the Fe y Alegría movement in Miami

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October 20, 2015

45th edition of the Fe y Alegría International Conference

The 45th edition of the Fe y Alegría International Conference has taken place from the 16th to the 19th of October under the motto “Youth Culture, Citizenship and Peace” in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia.

45th edition of the Fe y Alegría International Conference

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October 07, 2015

Catholic School Networks Serving Low-Income Learners (CSNL)

With the goal of sharing effective practices and developing an ongoing collaboration to bring quality education to low income learners in the spirit of the Catholic Church’s preferential option to serve the poor, the Catholic School Networks Serving Low-Income Learners (CSNL) was started in October 2012, bringing together Jesuit Refugee Service, Cristo Rey Network and Fe y Alegría.

Catholic School Networks Serving Low-Income Learners (CSNL)

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September 14, 2015

Education, the backbone of development in the post-2015 agenda

According to the latest data from UNESCO, there are currently 124 million children and youth who do not attend school throughout the world. Of these, 59 million children do not attend primary school, and 65 million adolescents are not enrolled in junior high school. This data is outrageous.

Education, the backbone of development in the post-2015 agenda

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September 07, 2015

Kelly Olson, a Witness to the Impact of the Fe y Alegría Model

This post was written by Kelly Olson, a Former Jesuit Volunteer who lived and worked in Tacna, Peru, dedicating her time to supporting the Fe y Alegría school in this community.

Kelly Olson, a Witness to the Impact of the Fe y Alegría Model

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June 01, 2015

Hispanic alumni gather to support Fe y Alegría in Miami

Alumni from Jesuit schools from Latin America met for the first time in Miami, Florida to celebrate their Ignatian heritage and to support the work of Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States.

Hispanic alumni gather to support Fe y Alegría in Miami

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April 30, 2015

Another Step in Defending the Right to Education

According to the 2000-2015 Education for All (EFA) Report launched by UNESCO, there are still 58 million children who do not attend school and 100 million who do not finish primary education.

Another Step in Defending the Right to Education

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