The Education and Social Justice Project: International Summer Research Fellowships 2017

February 15, 2018

This report reflects on the eighth year of the Education and Social Justice Project, which provided four Georgetown University students with fellowships, allowing them to travel to Australia, the Dominican Republic, Mozambique, and Ukraine to conduct in-depth examinations of innovative educational initiatives, with a focus on the work of Jesuit institutions.

Project fellows spent three weeks with institutions engaged in efforts to promote social justice through education.

  • Nicholas Na (SFS’18) spent three weeks in Sydney, Australia, at St. Ignatius’ College, an elite high school with a specific program designed for First Nations students.
  • Mary Breen (SFS’19) spent three weeks conducting research in the Dominican Republic on how Jesuit values impacted the marginalized communities in the border region of Dajabón. 
  • Harshita Nadimpalli (SFS’18) spent three weeks in Mozambique at St. Ignatius Loyola High School (Escola Secundária Inácio de Loyola, ESIL), where she focused on how ESIL promotes local empowerment as a form of social justice grounded in Jesuit theology.
  • Anastasia Sendoun (C’18) spent three weeks in Ukraine at the Catholic University of Ukraine focusing on how Catholic education impacts youth and the development of civil society.

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