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Ashley Evans


This individual is not a direct affiliate of the Berkley Center.

Ashley Evans grew up in Ireland and attended Belvedere College in Dublin before joining the Jesuits in 1980. Throughout his noviceship, he trained as a teacher in Galway and joined the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to teach in Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand. He was then ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1992 in Dublin and worked as an assistant hospital chaplain in Belfast before returning to the JRS in Cambodia in 1993, remaining with them through their metamorphosis into the Jesuit Service Cambodia (JSC) in 1994. Since his return, he has taught mathematics and philosophy at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, supported a JRS technical/vocational school for the disabled, and helped to found a student hostel in Phnom Penh, the "Catholic Church Student Centre." Father Evans is now working with JSC to carry out education reform in Cambodia and reach out to more rural communities to provide quality schools.