For the Children and the Future of Malawi

When it opens for classes in 2014, Loyola Jesuit Secondary School will form students of conscience, competence, compassion and commitment who strive to transform and improve their community. As a co-educational school working in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Loyola Jesuit will address many of the pressing educational and societal needs facing the young people of Malawi.

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"One of the best ways to serve the present is to give hope for the future. Loyola Jesuit Secondary School will effectively serve the needs of the present youth who are the future hope of Malawi" ~ Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, Superior-General of the Society of Jesus

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The Need

Malawi is a very poor country with great potential. While 75% of Malawians live below the poverty line, the country is peaceful and is blessed with many resources. The key to capitalizing on Malawi’s strengths is simple: educate the youth, particularly the poor. But Malawi’s education system is woefully inadequate, with only 35% of children receiving secondary education and only 44% of those reaching graduation. [Click photo for more...]

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Our Commitment

The phrase “option for the poor” is central to Scripture, to our church social teaching and to our Jesuit mission documents. It indicates a preference of insight and commitment to those with minimal resources for full human development. It urges looking at the world from the perspective of the poor and working to improve the conditions that dehumanise our sisters and brothers. [Click photo for more...]

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Why a Jesuit School?

The Jesuits bring a 450-year long tradition of educational excellence around the world to their formation and operation of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School. Jesuit education emphasizes high academic standards, concern for spiritual and personal growth, and the development of men and women for others. [Click photo for more...]

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Construction Underway!

It’s been a busy day every day in Kasungu, Malawi, since groundbreaking took place in September 2012 for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS). In the past twenty months, the empty 22 hectare (50 acre) plot on the outskirts of Kasungu municipality has blossomed with the many buildings that make up Phase One of LJSS construction. [Click photo for more...]

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