October 22, 2019

Magis Americas joins USAID and the Inter-American Development’s “BetterTogether” Innovation Challenge for Venezuela

Magis Americas has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as they launch the BetterTogether, JuntosEsMejor, Challenge. Under the new partnership, USAID and IDB will provide $13.5 million to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions that support Venezuelans inside the country, Venezuelans across Latin America and the Caribbean, and... View Article

Magis Americas joins USAID and the Inter-American Development’s “BetterTogether” Innovation  Challenge for Venezuela

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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 14, 2019

Message to all Fellow Members of the Apostolic Body

As servants of Christ’s mission in Latin America and the Caribbean, from March 4-6, 51 lay people and priests, including 19 Jesuits, from various professional and academic sectors gathered to discuss political solutions to the crisis in Venezuela. We were convened by the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL) and... View Article

Message to all Fellow Members of the Apostolic Body

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March 05, 2019

The Jesuits of Latin America and the Caribbean speak out about the Venezuelan crisis

The Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL), the body that coordinates the common works of the Jesuits on the continent, speaks out about the political and social crisis facing Venezuela, and the implications, challenges and commitments for its Mission. This reflection and proposals are being presented in the framework of... View Article

The Jesuits of Latin America and the Caribbean speak out about the Venezuelan crisis

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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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October 29, 2018

Immaculata-Lasalle High School: Solidarity with Venezuela

A group of young leaders from Immaculata-Lasalle High School in Miami, Florida, worked together to raise funds, goods and supplies for the educational project of Fe y Alegría in Venezuela, an institution with a long history and social commitment dedicated to the right to education for more than 6 decades in Latin America, Africa and... View Article

Immaculata-Lasalle High School: Solidarity with Venezuela

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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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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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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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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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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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August 17, 2016

Stefany Hernandez: Alumna of Fe y Alegría participates in Rio 2016

“You cannot choose the country where you are born, the family you belong to, or the gifts that you have been given. What you can determine is how far you would like to go and the limits you set for yourself.”  Stefany Hernández is an athlete who participates in an unconventional sport: BMX Cycling. This... View Article

Stefany Hernandez: Alumna of Fe y Alegría participates in Rio 2016

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