October 08, 2019
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
December 30, 2018
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
December 12, 2018
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
October 15, 2018
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
October 05, 2018
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
February 02, 2018
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
March 28, 2017
The Hyde Center for Global Education at Boston College High School, along with Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S., is participating in the Jesuit School’s Network (JSN) Hemispheres initiative, a venture to encourage “global companionship” among JSN schools during 2016-17 school year. Elena Gourlis, Assistant Director at the Hyde Center, first came across... View Article
March 16, 2017
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
January 27, 2017
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
April 04, 2016
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
March 16, 2016
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
February 29, 2016
Since 2007, our partner in Africa, Foi et Joie Tchad has been working towards quality education in the region of Guera, in the southern part of Chad. Fe y Alegría Chad carries out its mission through teacher training and through awareness raising actions for parents to promote education in their communities. Currently, 149 teachers and 25... View Article
February 17, 2016
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
February 12, 2016
In the world, more than 230 million minors live in armed conflict affected zones. The insecurity situations that conflicts bring, joined together with poverty contexts and vulnerability, made them be easy targets to be recluted as child soldiers for the more than 50 armed groups existing in the world currently.
January 22, 2016
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.
December 15, 2015
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.
December 10, 2015
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.
December 04, 2015
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.
November 24, 2015
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.
November 17, 2015
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.
November 15, 2015
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.
October 20, 2015
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.
October 07, 2015
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.
September 24, 2015
Ever since the first Jesuit pope was elected in March of 2013, news and social media have been packed with stories of how the Bishop of Rome is breaking down barriers, serving as a bridge builder and doing things a little bit differently than his predecessors.
September 14, 2015
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.
September 07, 2015
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.
June 01, 2015
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.