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Human Rights Training in Peru

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In 2017, Edmund Rice International (ERI) held seminars throughout Latin America. The most recent one was on the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights in Chimbote, Peru this past August.  Over 130 people participated in the Human Rights training seminar led by Guillermo Bullrich, ERI Advocacy Coordinator in Latin America. The seminar had three days of workshops with teachers, alumni,… Read More...


Summer Fun at Edmund Rice Karibu Camps

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

August was a busy time for the Edmund Rice Karibu Group in Nairobi, Kenya.  Following a training day early in the month, 28 camp leaders put on the camp for over 40 children at the Mary Rice Centre on Saturday August 19th. The half-day camp was packed with activities, including physical activities, artistic work and time for the children to… Read More...


Impact Report 2015-16

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We are delighted to share the latest Edmund Rice Development Impact Report. The report outlines the impact of our partner projects and your generous support during 2015 and 2016. This support enabled us to provide funding and development assistance to 44 Edmund Rice Mission projects including schools, informal education, advocacy and community engagement programmes in 13 countries across Africa, Latin… Read More...


Learning Advocacy Skills in Western Zambia

Friday, August 11, 2017

Under the Journeying Together programme, the first cluster of three mission communities and a Hub community were established in Western Zambia with the goal of better responding to the most urgent needs of the world. Over the last year, the 18 Brothers and 15 volunteers in the Western Zambia cluster have engaged with these communities and built meaningful relationships with… Read More...


Improving Students’ Lives in Fe y Alegría, Peru

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Located in Canto Grande, one of the poorest areas of Lima, the Fe y Alegría School provides education to over 1,494 students, and has been connected with the Edmund Rice Mission for over 20 years. Key to Fe y Alegría’s success has been its holistic approach in providing quality education and additional support such as healthcare, human development social work… Read More...


ERD appoints new Chair

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Br. Hugh O’Neill, Congregation Leader presents a painting from the Ruben Centre, Kenya to Mr Matt Breen (pictured left) on the occasion of his retirement as chair of Edmund Rice Development. Br O’Neill expressed the gratitude of all involved in the Edmund Rice Mission and thanked Matt for his leadership and dedicated service as chair since 2008. Mr John Cooley… Read More...


From Zambia to Ireland

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Over recent weeks, Edmund Rice Development has been delighted to host three Brothers from Zambia.  Br. Kephas Ndalama and Br. Tatenda Chimbima traveled from Zambia to Ireland to talk to schools, community groups, funding partners and other friends about the Edmund Rice Mission today. From Cork to Belfast, the Brothers visited 12 schools and spoke to over 2,250 students over… Read More...


ERD Anounces Five Year Strategy

Monday, April 3, 2017

ERD Strategy 2017-21 During 2016 ERD engaged in an in-depth strategic review process – looking at every aspect of our operation and exploring how we can better work with our partners and supporters to ensure the greatest possible impact of Edmund Rice Mission. Our sincere thanks must go to all our partners and supporters around the world who contributed so… Read More...


CBS Omagh Run/Walk

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CBS Omagh held another successful 10k and 5k run/walk on Saturday, February 11th. Over 300 participants, including students, teachers, and some of the top athletes in the area, took part in this community event and fundraiser. The ‘Spirit of Enda Dolan’ cup was awarded to Tom Quinn who was the first CBS student to complete the 10K race. The 5k… Read More...


Broadcasting from the Ruben Centre

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Justin Kilcullen, a board member of Misean Cara, recently visited the Ruben Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The centre provides access to education, skills training, maternal and child health, and economic empowerment for residents of the Mukuru kwa Ruben slum. It is managed by the East African District of the Christian Brothers. They recently started Ruben FM, it is Mukuru’s first… Read More...


Edmund Rice Development Newsletter Winter 2016

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Welcome to the winter edition of the Edmund Rice Development Newsletter. As we approach the end of 2016, we would like to send a special thanks to you, our friends, for your ongoing kind support and interest in the many projects and ministries of Edmund Rice Mission around the world. In this newsletter, we look at the progress of the… Read More...


The Home of Edmund Rice Education

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders is the global network of Edmund Rice schools, present in over 20 countries, endeavouring to promote global solidarity and offer transformational education for justice and liberation. Jenni, our CEO, attended the recent Congress, which took place in Kolkata, India in October and upon her return, she presented the silk to the community of Edmund Rice… Read More...


Coláiste Éamann Rís Kenyan Immersion 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

As part of the Coláiste Éamann Rís Kenyan Immersion Project 2017, 13 students from transition year and fifth year will travel to Embulbul in Kenya, along with Mr. Ryan, Mr. Murtagh and Ms. Griffin. Embulbul is an impoverished town located about 25 kilometres from Nairobi, Kenya. The surrounding district is a mix of shanty towns and open spaces with a… Read More...


Lenten Activities and Harvest Envelopes: St Joseph’s Prep supports worthy charities

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Over the last year at St Joseph’s Preparatory school has been involved in many different ways to raise money and support a number of charities. Ms Victoria Kent reports on the activities: ‘The two main ways in which we fundraise are our Lenten Activities and Harvest Envelopes. Lenten Activities consists of each year group from Year 3 upwards taking a… Read More...


Disability is not Inability

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Mary Rice Day Care Centre cares for intellectually and physically disabled children of the Kibera slum in Nairobi. The Centre strives to create an environment where parents are educated and supported in enabling their physically and mentally challenged children to attain self-reliance through the development of basic social and physical skills that highlight the special abilities of each child.… Read More...


RUN Bolivia presents results of survey on child labour, education and violence

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

About two-thirds of the children surveyed by the group Religious at the United Nations (R.U.N – Bolivia) showed that child labour is an inherent reality because of lack of resources. Data from these results come from a survey conducted by RUN – Bolivia to 1,376 children in rural and urban areas of Oruro and Cochabamba. The main topics of the… Read More...


Education for Liberation

Monday, November 21, 2016

Education is one of the greatest gifts, both to give and to receive. It has the ability to lift people out of a lifetime of a poverty and marginalisation by broadening minds and opening young people up to a world of possibilities. But education is not just a gift, it is a fundamental human right, one that too many children… Read More...


Sing When You’re Winning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Education for Life(EFL) is a programme based in Eldoret, Kenya which supports people living with HIV/Aids. It currently offers support to over 300 households which includes counselling sessions and workshops. It also supports people through micro credit schemes and supports over 400 orphans and vulnerable children with access to education including school materials. Education for Life has just completed a… Read More...


First ever spoon and pebble race in Luampa

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Brothers living in the new mission community in Luampa, Western Zambia, recently took the initiative to organise the first ever fun day for children and teenagers of the local community. After weeks of intensive planning, the event took place on July 23rd after weeks of intensive planning. The event was organised with the support of a team of local… Read More...


Our three months in Senanga

Monday, September 12, 2016

“The time is now! The place is here! You are the people!” these words are from Christian Brothers 2008 International Gathering as a way to embrace a new way of living and working in our world. We are reminded of the example that Edmund Rice gave us when he began his work by responding to the needs of the poor… Read More...


Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School shines in the Young Scientists Tanzania Competition

Thursday, August 18, 2016

For the first time Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School has made its mark in the Young Scientist Tanzania (YST) competition. The competition, which was said to be very tight, was held in Dar es Salaam on August 11. Nancy Godfrey and Grace Temu (both Form 3) made themselves and the school proud as they secured position three country-wide in the… Read More...


Mission Finance Manual roll-out in East Africa

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Edmund Rice Development (ERD) and Edmund Rice Foundation Australia (ERFA) have recently collaborated to produce a Mission Finance Manual, with the support of Misean Cara. As ERD and ERFA operate in the context of international models of good practice in development and support the Edmund Rice Mission to be sustainable, this finance manual sets out the financial policies, systems and… Read More...


Edmund Rice Development Newsletter Summer 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of the Edmund Rice Development Newsletter. We do hope you will enjoy reading the news from our projects and some of the stories of the wonderful activities taking place in support of the Edmund Rice missions. We extend our best wishes at this time to the cluster of four new brothers’ mission communities in Western… Read More...


From Cape Town to Buckingham Palace

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The month of June marked a very special time in the Edmund Rice Network South Africa (ERNSA) Social Justice Desk. The desk coordinator Jessica Jane Dewhurst travelled to the UK to receive The Queens Young Leader Award. The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their… Read More...


Compassionate presence in Zambia

Monday, June 27, 2016

When Edmund Rice looked out of his window in Waterford, he saw destitute children outside, playing, fighting and without any hope of rising above poverty. So he moved out of his house and began to dedicate his life to people made poor. Building the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice and deeply aware of the levels of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion… Read More...


Strengthening leadership among women, Bolivia

Friday, June 17, 2016

On the 9th and 10th of June, two representatives from the Centro Hermano Manolo (CeHM), Boliva took part in the first national meeting of RUN (Religious at the United Nations). The RUN group in Bolivia is represented presently by  the Oblates, Franciscans, Sisters of the Holy Spirit, Maryknoll and the Christian Brothers. These  congregations organized a meeting to promote and… Read More...


Compassionate Presence in Zambia

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When Edmund Rice looked out of his window in Waterford, he saw destitute children outside, playing, fighting and without any hope of rising above poverty. So he moved out of his house and began to dedicate his life to people made poor. Building on the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice and deeply aware of the levels of poverty, vulnerability and… Read More...


Google Volunteer Expertise

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Edmund Rice Development was delighted to welcome Google volunteers Vadims Sondors and Amanda Nance to our offices recently. Edmund Rice Development was one of a small number of charities chosen to participate in the Google Professional Skills Programme. The programme provides charities with the expertise of two volunteers for a full week. While with us, Vadims and Amanda analysed and… Read More...


Edmund Rice Easter Camino Journey

Monday, May 30, 2016

  The idea for an Edmund Rice schools Camino de Santiago walk emerged at a gathering of the Edmund Rice Education Beyond Border (EREBB) lead schools in Callan in the autumn of 2015. As a result, Midleton CBS from Cork and Ardscoil Rís from Limerick came together and a group of 40 students and staff from both schools set out… Read More...


The Hills are Alive with Education

Friday, May 20, 2016

Easter Monday, March 2016 saw the opening of a new school building in Wahrinong, located in the West Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya, India. Wahrinong is a very remote part of India with limited infrastructure and high levels of poverty. In 2012, the Brothers made the decision to open a ministry in Wahringong and to live within the local community… Read More...


Creating a safer environment for children – Peru

Friday, May 13, 2016

The levels of violence against children are sadly high in Peru. Fe y Alegría, a school located in one of the poorest areas of Lima offering access to education to over 1,700 students. The surrounding area can be a violent environment for a child. Recently workshops took place in Fe y Alegría and with the local community in Omas, Lima… Read More...


Omagh CBS supports Changa Changa Primary School in Zambia

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

On Saturday 20th February Omagh CBS had a memorable day with the annual 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk. The sporting event was a huge success: almost 200 registered for the 5k run, an equivalent number registered for the 10k run and several more participated in the walk. Some of the top athletes in the area and beyond took part, travelling… Read More...


Brother Rice Chicago Reaches “Beyond Borders”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Within a week of returning from the Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders Conference in South Africa, Brother Rice Chicago Principal Jim Antos addressed the faculty/staff about his experience.  He presented a number of pictures he took during the conference and school visits, and he also made a brief presentation to the Brother Rice student body at an all-school assembly. Mr.… Read More...


Edmund Rice Camps East Africa: A mission for fun

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Edmund Rice camps in Eldoret and Kibera in Kenya are a place for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have fun through sports and games, and through these to develop their confidence and self-esteem and build new friendships Edmund Rice Camps, Llangas, Eldoret: It was a bright sunny Saturday a day long awaited by many young children of Llangas. It was… Read More...


Presence is more than just being there

Thursday, February 11, 2016

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin Last September we had the privilege of working with highly experienced and committed leaders from the Edmund Rice movement to develop a strategic framework – and this week we are back for more! Walking in their shoes: As part of the strategy development… Read More...


St. Aidan’s CBS supports Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School in Tanzania

Friday, January 15, 2016

  In October 2015 a group from St. Aidan’s CBS travelled to Arusha, Tanzania on their fourth immersion trip to Sinon High School. The trip was led by teachers Patrick Traynor, Niamh Ní Bhraonáin and Patricia Nash and aimed to introduce students to the developing world and give them an insight into a world far removed from their own. In… Read More...


A message for the young people of St. Edward’s College, Liverpool

Thursday, January 7, 2016

On Wednesday 2 December 2015, Brother Edmund Garvey, European Province Leader of the Christian Brothers visited St Edward’s College in Liverpool. There, head boy Owen and head girl Rachel presented him with a cheque from the College for £25,000 to support missionary work in Africa. The funds were the result of fundraising events over the past three years including annual… Read More...


Seasons Greetings & Donor Impact Report 2014

Friday, December 18, 2015

We are delighted to share our latest Donor Impact Report 2014. This report has been compiled to give our supporters an insight into the impact that your generous support has made on the lives of the people and communities that benefited from it over the course of 2014. In 2014, with your help we supported 38 projects across 13 countries… Read More...


New School extension for St. Ambrose Academy, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Monday, November 23, 2015

St. Ambrose Academy is a junior secondary school located in the Allentown district of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city.  St. Ambrose Academy is one of four secondary schools providing access to education to a growing poor population, with particular focus to marginalised children from low income families living in the Allentown. The school also provides basic facilities such as water,… Read More...


Big Match Dinner 2015 in support of Edmund Rice Missions

Monday, November 23, 2015

Over 200 people attended the second Edmund Rice Development Big Match Dinner in Croke Park on September 18th, the Friday before the All-Ireland Football Final. The evening was held in support of the Edmund Rice Mission and was a great demonstration of solidarity and friendship with the people and projects Edmund Rice Development supports. During the evening, guests enjoyed a… Read More...


Looking forward to the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21). What can we do?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Everything is interconnected, and genuine care for our own lives and our relationships with nature is inseparable from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others. (Laudato Si, #70) And so we pause … to remember the numerous refugees seeking shelter in Europe and elsewhere, and we remember the victims and perpetrators of the senseless acts of terror this week in Paris,… Read More...


Inaugural Annual Planning Meeting Dublin

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

From the 2nd – 6th November a representative group of development mission coordinators and development organisations, nominated by leadership from across the world, gathered in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin for the first Edmund Rice Mission Planning Meeting, hosted by Edmund Rice Development. The purpose of the gathering was to collaboratively plan for the future of Edmund Rice projects between… Read More...


From Liverpool to Liberia

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

At a special ‘Diamond Dinner’ held in Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool to Liberia, a charitable group led by Br. Tom Kelly, headmaster of St Mary’s Prep School for 26 years, raised over £26,000 (over €35,000) to co-fund a grant for the building work for 10 classrooms in phase 1 and multi-purpose hall for St. Martin’s School in Gbarnga, Liberia. Paul Burns,… Read More...


Climate Justice – What Can We Do?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

  ‘Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations we look at things differently; we realise that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others.’ (Laudato Si, #159) CLIMATE JUSTICE – WHAT CAN WE DO? A FAMILY EVENT Saturday, 10th October 2015 3pm—6pm Emmaus Retreat… Read More...


Edmund Rice Development Newsletter Autumn 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

As the first European Year of Development, 2015 is a special year. For development organisations all over Europe, it is an unparalleled opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to eradicating poverty and to inspiring more people across Europe to become engaged and involved in the human journey towards a more just world. Throughout this year, we continue to keep West Africa… Read More...


Edmund Rice Latin America: A strive for implementing Eco-justice and Human Rights in the Region

Friday, September 11, 2015

Edmund Rice International (ERI) exists to promote and defend human rights and eco-justice, acting internationally in the name of the United Nations in order to achieve local changes. Like Edmund Rice and Jesus, Edmund Rice International seeks to build a world of justice by promoting the practice of human rights and eco-spirituality. The second annual meeting of Edmund Rice International… Read More...


Cork Schools rock out in support of children in Bolivia

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blarney Street CBS rock-bands, Wildfire and Voltage, raised €1,187 for Centro Hermano Manolo, in Cochabamba Bolivia with their end of year ‘’World Tour’ of Cork’s primary schools. ‘United we are Wildfire, Blarney Street’  announced 11 year old lead singer David to screaming youthful audiences as he individually introduced his bandmates who hail from six different countries – Ghana, Hungary, India,… Read More...


Facing Ebola – Relief and Recovery efforts in West Africa

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Ebola outbreak which has devastated communities in West Africa has been one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa ou acheter cialis pas cher. First reported in March 2014, it began in Guinea and quickly spread to neighbouring countries. In the last week of June 2015, 20 new cases were confirmed in Guinea… Read More...


‘Brighter Futures’ Exhibition

Friday, July 10, 2015

This summer, Edmund Rice Development brings Edmund Rice missions of Africa, South America and India to Ireland through our ‘Brighter Futures’ Exhibition. In 2013 we commissioned a project to gather and collate images and video footage from the developing world ministries of Christian Brother and Edmund Rice communities. The project aimed to record, through video and photography, the impact the… Read More...


Br. Elser Llanos visits Blarney Street CBS

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Their eyes were fixed on the big screen in front of them, I was not the reason for their attention but rather what was on the screen. It is easy to attract the attention of a group of kids if they are asked to imagine how could a family, perhaps their own family, afford to live with only two euros… Read More...


‘Big Match’ Dinner 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

It is that time of year again – plans are well underway for our ‘Big Match’ Dinner taking place in The Hogan Suite, Croke Park on Friday 18th September 2015, the week-end of the All-Ireland GAA Football Final. This year the evening will be compered by RTE Radio 1 presenter Damien O’Reilly who will lead a panel of well-known GAA… Read More...


Edmund Rice International addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

On the 15th of June, a representative from Edmund Rice International made an oral statement addressing the Human Rights Council’s 29th Session in Geneva. Tom Severin from Iona College, New York who is currently working as an intern at Edmund Rice International addressed the council on the issue the of migrants, especially in Australia achat cialis en pharmacie. Edmund Rice… Read More...


Midleton CBS ‘Mayo Charity Challenge’ in support of the Hermano Manolo Centre, Bolivia

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Midleton CBS Edmund Rice Transition Year Outreach Project is a programme of activities, events and reflections which encourages transition year students towards active citizenship in the spirit and charisma of Blessed Edmund Rice. During the programme, students were challenged to look beyond their own self-interest and focus on the plight of those less fortunate.  The programme took place over… Read More...


Advocacy with Impact – Power in Partnership workshop

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Two members of the Social Justice and Advocacy Desk, Jessica Dewhurst and Shari-Ann Kennedy recently attended a four day ‘Advocacy with Impact – Power in Partnership’ workshop held from 17 May – 20 May 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was offered by Br Peter Harney from Edmund Rice International, Geneva, Switzerland and Megan Seneque representing Roehampton University, London.  The… Read More...


Fe y Alegría School learns from ancient Incan farming techniques of Machu Picchu

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Water conservation is an integral part of the pastoral plan of the Christian Brothers’ school Fe y Alegría. The dry climate of Lima is legendary. With over nine million inhabitants Lima, capital of Peru, is the second largest desert city in the world after Cairo. The average annual rainfall in Lima is 5 mm, but despite the lack of rainfall… Read More...


News from the Star Support Group Project

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Star Support Group Project is a care and support centre for people living with HIV/AIDS, providing psychosocial support for people in Yambio, South Sudan. The project strives to build the capacity of the people living with HIV and AIDS by creating a community where affected women, men, children and families are free from any form of stigmatization, discrimination and… Read More...


Another year begins for the Buen Gusto Nutrition Program

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Buen Gusto Nutrition Program is a program set up to provide a meal a day to the poorest and most marginalised children attending Fe y Alegría School, Lima, Peru. The program is helping to tackle issues of poor nutrition and related problems of poor concentration due to children coming to school hungry, and health problems related to malnutrition. Br.… Read More...


EBOLA – The struggle continues…

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Countries in West Africa remain in a state of crisis as they continue to fight the Ebola outbreak, which has now claimed over 10,500 victims. The communities we work with in Liberia and Sierra Leone are suffering and the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people remain at stake. The Christian Brothers and Edmund Rice communities on the ground in… Read More...


Pyjama Day in St. Joseph’s Preparatory School raises funds for the Ebola Appeal

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thank you to all pupils and staff of St. Joseph’s Prep School in Stoke-on-Trent for their kind contribution to the West Africa Ebola Appeal. Back in February, the school organised a pyjama day to raise funds in support of the communities in West Africa currently affected by the Ebola crisis. Ms Victoria Kent, Edmund Rice Outreach Group coordinator, writes: ‘Back… Read More...


My First Day in Ministry

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Reproduced from the East Africa District Newsletter with kind permission of the author On March 12th 2015, we had our first day of ministry as Novices here in the Tamale Novitiate. During the evening each one of us shared their experience with the rest of the community. Many of the experiences were fascinating as well as promising. My ministry placement… Read More...


In Memory

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Brother Paul Kakulunda We were very saddened to hear of the recent passing of Brother Paul Kakulunda. Br. Paul was just 22 years old, he made his first profession in Tamale in November 2014 and was a member of the Christian Brothers’ South Central District in Africa. Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and Brothers. May he rest in… Read More...


A warm Monday Morning welcome in Eldoret, Kenya

Friday, March 13, 2015

From the moment I arrived at Education for Life in Eldoret this morning, I was made feel welcome. Eldoret, the fifth largest and fastest growing area in Kenya, is located 263km North West of Nairobi with a population of close to 220,000. Education for Life is a project operating in Eldoret, which focuses on supporting people living with HIV/AIDS, and… Read More...


30 Rights in 30 Days Campaign

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In February 2015, ERNSA’s Social Justice and Advocacy Desk launched an awareness campaign aimed at informing young people of their 30 Human Rights. Over the month and a bit, each day focused on one particular Human Right. The Right, relevant information regarding it, a reflection and an image were released every day on our numerous social media accounts, providing a… Read More...


Kick-off of activities in the Hermano Manolo Centre, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Cochabamba Youth Programme, also known as the Centro Hermano Manolo, supports niños, niñas y adolescentes trabajadores (working children and youth) in La Cancha Marketplace in the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba. Though Cochabamba is known as one of Bolivia’s most economically and socially progressive cities, this is in stark contrast to the communities on the outskirts who live in… Read More...


How your actions help save lives

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Br. Lawrence Colaco, is based in a remote village in a mission run by the Christian Brothers and the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians. The Ane Moriam mission began over 15 years ago in an largely inaccessible rural area in the Arunchal Pradesh region in India. The mission consists of a school, community health services and socio-economic development… Read More...


Nine is Mine Public Day March

Thursday, February 5, 2015

5000 children from various sections of Delhi joined representatives of 27 states and union territories who had gathered in the national capital for the culmination of the Global Action 2015 launch.  These children who were largely in their teens assembled at Jantar Mantar to seek the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals that are due to be delivered by the… Read More...


Edmund Rice Development Newsletter Spring 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Welcome to the first Edmund Rice Development Newsletter of 2015. Inside this issue you can read updates on Edmund Rice Camps in South Africa, Training for Transformation in Zambia and how the Centro Hermano Manolo in Bolivia is supporting children’s rights to fair transport charges. Also Edmund Rice International reflects on the new year and progress on the Millennium Development… Read More...


2015 – A Crucial Year for Our Future

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More than most years, events in 2015 have the capacity to shape the course of human history for decades to come. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 and if agreement among states can be reached, they will be replaced by the set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are due to be adopted by the UN General Assembly… Read More...


Supporting West Africa Communities Devastated by Ebola

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The 2014 Ebola outbreak currently devastating the people of West Africa is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa, with most recent figures estimating the total numbers of deaths at over 6,000 and with almost 18,000 cases confirmed across eight countries. Christian Brothers and members of the Edmund Rice Network in West Africa… Read More...


Congratulations to Newly Professed Brothers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congratulations to Brothers Isaac Nyambe and Nsamu Moonga who made their final profession in Lusaka at Marian Shrine on Saturday 22 November 2014. Congratulations also to the eight novices who made their first profession as Christina Brothers in Tamale, Ghana on Saturday 29th November: Desmond Taboeya and Francis Toliman from Papua New Guinea, Cephas Bwalya, Emmanual Nonde and Paul Kakulunda… Read More...


World Aids Day 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

There are currently 35.3 million people living with HIV around the world and 1.6 million Aids related deaths a year. Every day 650 babies are born with HIV and 47% of people living with HIV are women. Christian Brothers and the Edmund Rice Network are working to help improve the daily lives of people living with this disease. One such… Read More...


In Memory

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brother Patrick Titus Coffey (1922-2014) We at Edmund Rice Development were saddened to hear of the passing of Brother Patrick Titus Coffey, a missionary Brother based in West Africa during the 80’s and 90’s. Our thanks to Brother Dominic Sassi for sharing with us the story of his life. Brother Coffey was born in Cork Ireland in 1922 and became… Read More...


Donor Impact Report 2013

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Donor Impact Report 2013 The Edmund Rice Development & Edmund Rice Bicentennial Trust Donor Impact Report 2013 was compiled to convey the full impact of the support of our donors, volunteers and funders in 2013. It features profiles of the schools and informal education projects, health, income-generation, advocacy and human rights programmes and training and spirituality initiatives. These profile projects… Read More...


Timirí Silver Jubilee Gathering

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Timirí Éamainn Rís (In the footsteps of Edmund Rice) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee at a special Gathering of members and friends, which will take place in Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords on the 15th November 2014, starting at 1.30pm. It will be a day of Reflection, Celebration and Thanksgiving, culminating with a Celebratory Dinner at 5.30pm.  See advance programme below.… Read More...


Mission Month 2014: Together for a Brighter Future

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mission Month 2014 provides a great opportunity for people and groups in Ireland to come together to reach out to communities in the developing world. Today, Edmund Rice Development supports over forty schools, informal education projects and other health and income-generation programmes across Africa, India, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. These benefit thousands of the world’s poorest and most… Read More...


Over 400 Attend ‘Big Match Dinner’ in Support of Edmund Rice Missions

Friday, September 26, 2014

Over 400 people attended the first Edmund Rice Development Big Match Dinner in Croke Park last weekend, the Friday before the All-Ireland Football Final. The evening was a great celebration of all things GAA, and a demonstration of solidarity and friendship with the people and projects of the Edmund Rice Missions. During the evening, guests enjoyed a lively panel discussion… Read More...


West Africa calls for Help in Supporting Communities Devastated by Ebola

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

©EC/ECHO/Idrissa Soumaré “We never had any mechanism in place for such an invincible and merciless virus. . . The situation is still not under control. It is too big for government to handle we need to step up.” Br. Pious Conteh, Sierra Leone, Sep 2014 Just last week, Edmund Rice Development received the very sad news that two students who attend one… Read More...


Training for Transformation: A New Beginning

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Training for Transformation is a project which forms part of an overall development plan to build the capacity of the Christian Brothers in Africa. It seeks to employ a community development approach in their work with the poor. The ultimate purpose of the project is the restoration of human dignity by empowering people made poor to overcome poverty and improve… Read More...


Children Advocate for Fair Transport Charges, Bolivia

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Centro Hermano Manolo in Cochabamba, Bolivia supports working children and adolescents (‘trabajadores’) in la Cancha marketplace. On Friday 23rd May, three groups, including the Centro Hermano Manolo, came together to hold a peaceful demonstration to protest against children being over-charged on public transport. The idea for the demonstration came about during a meeting of “Yanapanacuna”, a network of charities… Read More...


Edmund Rice Camps, South Africa

Monday, June 9, 2014

Edmund Rice Camps offer opportunities to marginalised children, youth and young adults to experience meaningful relationships and to help give them life-coping skills. Five camps were held during 2014. The camps focus on providing an opportunity for growth, support and enjoyment within an atmosphere of acceptance, care and fun. They are entirely volunteer-led, participants each work one on one with… Read More...


Mater Dei District Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Friday, May 16, 2014

By Br. George Massay, East Africa District    On May 10th all roads led to Mazabuka as the Mater Dei District celebrated its 50 years of life and mission of the Brothers in Zambia. The colourful ceremony was attended by the Brothers of the District, the three CLT members – Hugh O’Neil, Richard Walsh and John Casey, Edmund Garvey – European… Read More...


ERD hosts ‘Big Match’ Fundraising Dinner over All-Ireland Finals Weekend

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Join us and help raise awareness and much needed funds for the Christian Brothers’ and Edmund Rice developing world missions and human rights work. Edmund Rice Development is hosting a very special ‘Big Match’ Dinner in The Hogan Suite, Croke Park on Friday 19th September – the weekend of the All-Ireland GAA Football Final. Tables are now on sale for… Read More...


New School Building for Changa Changa in Mazabuka- Zambia

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In 2014 Changa Changa primary school in Mazabuka completed Phase 2 of its building programme, enabling it to create a safe learning environment for its students. The work completed, which included 4 new classrooms, a library and computer room and new toilets for staff, at the school allowed it to address issues such as classroom shortage, water and sanitation facilities… Read More...


Christian Brothers’ Appoint New Leadership Team

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Christian Brothers’ Congregation held its General Chapter in Nairobi, Kenya from March 3rd to 31st this year.  A Chapter is a general meeting, where elected delegates from across the congregation gather every six years to focus on their present reality and to map out future directions. A total of 44 elected delegates from the five Provinces worldwide attended this… Read More...


New Justice and Advocacy Desk for Southern Africa

Friday, April 4, 2014

By Jessica Dewhurst, Social Justice and Advocacy Desk Coordinator.   Edmund Rice Network in Southern Africa has set up its first Social Justice and Advocacy desk. It was launched with great excitement in January this year and its office is based at the community house in Green Point, Cape Town. The service aims to address the inequality in the Southern… Read More...


Spring Greeting

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Welcome to the first Edmund Rice Development newsletter of 2014. We are delighted to bring you news from some of our projects and initiatives around the world. Earlier this year, we were delighted to see the new Eco-Spirituality Centre open at Stellenbosch in South Africa and to see the completion of phase two of Changa Changa Primary School in Mazabuka… Read More...


Edmund Rice Development Defines New Three Year Business Plan

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In 2013, the board of directors of Edmund Rice Development (ERD) defined a three year Business Plan for the organisation. The Plan represents a significant shift in focus for ERD as it seeks to align the activities of the organisation to the overall strategic plan and vision of the Congregation’s work for the poor of the developing world. In this… Read More...


Job Opportunity: Fundraising Coordinator

Thursday, January 16, 2014

We are currently hiring a fundraising coordinator. Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the Fundraising Coordinator will play an important role within a small, dynamic, committed team. The successful candidate will have responsibility for maintaining and growing Edmund Rice Development’s existing private donor funding base, and managing the organisation’s core fundraising events and initiatives.   The Organisation: Edmund… Read More...


A Way into the Future Transition Support Team appointed.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Congregation experienced an historic moment on Saturday 14 December 2013, in the appointment of new Brothers to the Transition Support Team. The below named Brothers will be tasked with overseeing the implementation of  ‘ A Way into the Future’, its spirituality, process and programmes: Chris Meehl (Oceania Province) Declan Power (European Province) Donal Kirk (African Province) Juan Casey (Latin… Read More...


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Edmund Rice Development

Friday, December 20, 2013

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To Our 12 Newly Professed Brothers

Monday, November 25, 2013

“What is it that I expect as a consequence of World Youth Day? I want a mess. I want trouble in the dioceses! … I want to see the Church get closer to the people. I want to get rid of clericalism, the mundane, this closing ourselves off within ourselves, in our parishes, schools or structures.” -Pope Francis My Brothers,… Read More...


India’s “Nine is Mine” at the United Nations in New York

Monday, October 21, 2013

A group of eleven students under the direction of Br. Steve Rocha were part of a delegation that traveled from India to be present during the 68th Meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York in September. The visit was facilitated by ERI’s New York representative, Br Kevin Cawley, with the generous assistance of Iona College through the associated… Read More...


Visiting African Brothers make an impact during Mission Month

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

During the mission month of October, two visiting missionary Brothers, Br Andrew Turay from Ghana and Br. Stephen Chewe from Zambia have been speaking about their life and work in Africa to members of the Irish Edmund Rice community, young and old. This year the community is showing thanks for their blessings by giving back a little of their time… Read More...


Australian High Commisioner Cuts the Ribbon at Mary Rice Centre

Monday, September 23, 2013

It was with real pleasure that the Mary Rice Centre welcomed Mr. Geoff Tooth, the Australian High Commissioner to East Africa for the opening celebrations on Friday, 20th September. Mr. Tooth is pictured here congratulating one of our students on giving the welcome speech. The Mary Rice Centre is now fully operational at its new location, thanks to the support… Read More...


In Memory

Friday, August 30, 2013

Over the past few weeks I’ve attended the services of two Christian Brothers who have recently gone on to their final resting places. I found these services very moving, and have been humbled to learn the stories of these dedicated men who have given their lives in the service of others. This morning the funeral of Br. Eddie Aidan Quinlan… Read More...


From Kilbarrack to Zambia, Immersion at the Margins

Monday, July 29, 2013

This was to be an extraordinary and special day in the life of the young people in Maranatha as they got up at 7 am on Tuesday to begin their first day of their “immersion”. Nobody had any idea what lay ahead of them or what they were going to see and hear that was going to effect and influence… Read More...


Indian Children Contribute to UN’s Rights of the Child Sumbission

Friday, July 26, 2013

With the assistance of Edmund Rice International sixty-one Indian children have now contributed to the writing of a submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child that is reviewing India’s child rights record in October 2013. Ten of the children acted as investigative journalists and worked through a child friendly process to collect evidence based data and real… Read More...


Thanks to All as Beyond 250 Appeal Ends

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A special Service of Thanksgiving was held for the donors, volunteers and supporters of the Edmund Rice Beyond 250 Appeal at the end of June at the Edmund Rice Chapel in Mount Sion, Waterford . It was a poignant day shared by friends – a wonderful celebration of what can be achieved when a community comes together. The spirit of… Read More...


Gala Alumni Dinner in Support of St. Raphael’s – Zambia

Monday, May 27, 2013

A group of former students from St. Raphael’s School in Livingstone, Zambia have come together to organise a fundraising dinner on behalf of the school.  A few months ago these men met and formed the Former Students Alumni Association with a view of supporting the school with its day to day  operational challenges, which they feel have become more prevalent… Read More...


Latest News from Youth Alive: Paraguay

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Youth Alive is now in its third month of operations this year and so far myself and Angélica Benitez, our outreach worker, are in good contact with these at-risk youth. For our Tuesday work group, which is largely female, we canceled work and took them to their first ever movie, a very interesting Paraguayan film, “7 Crates.”  For many of… Read More...