2014 Education and Social Justice Project Presentations

During its fifth year, the Education and Social Justice Project awarded fellowships to four students who spent three weeks with institutions engaged in efforts to promote social justice through education in Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, and Nicaragua. The 2014 fellows presented their research findings and experiences abroad and answered questions from interested applicants for the upcoming year.
Kendra Layton traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to research how Caritas Bangladesh supports the country’s hardest-to-reach students, including those who are indigenous, live in slums, and have disabilities. In Brazil, Adam Barton partnered with Pastoral da Criança to examine its efforts to build community solidarity through maternal and early childhood health education. Elizabeth “Hopey” Fink analyzed the role of Jesuit values in supplementary education at CERCLE, a Jesuit-run study center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Gianna Maita traveled to Nicaragua to explore student engagement within the context of Nicaraguan history and the current political atmosphere in the community of the Central American University in Managua through service-learning, research, and other programs.

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service.

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