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Roi San, a 24-year old woman, is serving as a volunteer teacher at a Catholic school in the town of Myitkyina in Myanmar’s Kachin State. She began teaching in this school two years ago after graduating from a teacher training course supported by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).
The U.S. Department of State hosted its 2nd annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, offering an opportunity for global leaders to gather and discuss challenges and concrete approaches to promoting greater respect for religious freedom around the world.
In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Benito was the proud owner of a mechanic shop that had established a strong reputation since his late father founded the enterprise decades earlier.
Basamat Osman Atom, a student of the JRS South Sudan Teacher Training program, shares her story of receiving an education on the run, and how she wants to use her skills to improve opportunities for the entire community.
Forced to leave home, Genifer is determined not to be stuck in poverty and rendered invisible to the rest of the world.