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Education

Education is a fundamental human right, and a powerful tool that can transform lives and combat poverty. But for many people living in the developing world access to quality education and skills training can be very difficult. Partnering with local communities to provide formal and informal educational programs has been a priority of Edmund Rice Mission for decades. In line with the Sustainable Development Goal 4, we work to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.

In 2015/16, Edmund Rice Development provided just over €1.1 million in funding to 28 formal and information education projects in 12 countries benefitting 21,572 children.

Kanvilli Junior and Secondary School

Country: Ghana  Focus Area(s): Education
Kanvilli Junior & Senior Secondary School is one of the many Catholic schools in Tamale, Northern Ghana. Over the years, the school had been poorly managed and was badly rundown. It was handed over to the...
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St. Vincent’s Technical School

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
St. Vincent’s Technical School is a technical school which offers skills training to over 200 students. It is an end school for the majority of students as they enter the workplace after they finish their training....
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Students attend St. Vincent's Technical School

Nai Disha

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
In August 2002, St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Asansol, India founded Nai Disha, a new school for the poverty-stricken children of the community. Just over 10 years on, Nai Disha has 50 children enrolled in school...
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National Institute for Open Schooling

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
The National Institute for Open Schooling in India provides an exam equivalent to the pre-university level (or year 12) to children who, for various reasons were not able to continue their education in regular schools. There...
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St. Georges School and Aashirvad Vidyalaya

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
St. George’s School and Aashirvad Vidyalaya in Kolkata are free institutions supporting 615 boys and girls from weak financial and academic backgrounds. The school was originally set up as a boys school, but in 2004 it...
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The Lotus Project: St. Mary’s Orphanage Day School

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
St. Mary’s is situated in Dum Dum which lies in the immediate suburbs of the large metropolitan city of Kolkata and has an approximate population of 16 million. Four years have passed since the first ten...
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Br. Beausang Catholic Education Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Education
Br. Beausang Catholic Education Centre provides education for the young men and women from the Embulbul area of Kenya. It is an inclusive co-educational not for profit day school, owned by the Diocese of Ngong and...
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Mary Rice Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Education
The Mary Rice Day Care Centre supports children with physical and intellectual disabilities from the Kibera slum, which is located approximately 5km from central Nairobi. Kibera has been described as one of the most crowded places...
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Ruben Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement Education
Ruben Centre is a non-profit, faith-based organization striving for an empowered and just Mukuru community by providing quality education, health, financial and social services to children and families in the area. Ruben Primary School, run in...
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Fe y Alegria

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Education
Located in the 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...
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Pupils at Fe y Alegría School, Peru

Mundo Mejor College

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Education
Mundo Mejor means “Better World” and it offers secondary schooling to students in the northern Peruvian city of Chimbote. Situated on the Pacific coast, Chimbote is the centre of a large fishing industry and the fish-meal...
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St. Ambrose Academy

Country: Sierra Leone  Focus Area(s): Education
St. Ambrose Academy is a junior secondary school located in the Allentown district of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. St. Ambrose Academy is a thriving community school, with over 675 students from the local area attending....
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Thutong ya Bana

Country: South Africa  Focus Area(s): Education
Thutong ya Bana (meaning: young people’s place of learning) provides basic schooling to children living on streets and in the informal settlements around Kimberley. Those fortunate enough to be with their families in the informal settlements...
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Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School

Country: Tanzania  Focus Area(s): Education
Last year, a group of students and teachers from St. Aidan’s CBS in Dublin, went on Immersion to the Sinon Secondary School in Arusha, Tanzania. While there, they immersed themselves in the culture, spending a few...
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Changa Changa Community School

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Education
Changa Changa Community School is a community based school in Mazabuka, Zambia. It was established in 2000, by the Christian Brothers and the local community to provide access to quality education. An integral element of development...
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St. Edmund's Secondary School

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Education
St. Edmund’s Secondary School was established in 1964 and draws its students from the local community around Mazabuka town. The Christian Brothers ran the school until 1986 when, with reforms in the education sector, a lay...
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St Paul’s Training Centre

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Education
St Paul’s Training Centre is a not-for-profit founded by the Christian Brothers in 1981, with the practical aims of empowering disadvantaged youths of both genders who are not able to progress with their academic studies...
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ERD IMPACT 10

ERD IMPACT 10 commemorates 10 years of ERD’s support of Edmund Rice Mission by highlighting the impact of the work of our partner projects. ERD works closely with our partner projects on the ground in developing countries to invest in young people, empower women and collaborate with local communities.
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Participant in the Ruben Centre's income-generating activities, Kenya
Participants in Reaching for New Horizons, Peru

Reaching for New Horizons

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Education
Reaching for New Horizons is a project started in the town of Chimbote, Peru. Many of the families live in extreme poverty – there is no running water, sanitation or electricity in town. Edmund Rice...
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