Guyana

Charles Waterton’s natural history specimens. Copyright: Stonyhurst College Collections
Last week’s edition of The Universe contains an article by Fr Damian Howard SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, about a collection of preserved animals brought together by Charles Waterton, an alumnus of Stonyhurst College.In the first half of the 19th century, Waterton made several trips to British Guiana (now Guyana), building an impressive collection of specimens, many of which can still be seen in the recently renovated museum of the College.On his return to Britain from his last...
Nursery children
The Ministry of Education in Guyana last week gave its approval for a new programme of bilingual education to be piloted in three nursery schools, beginning in September. For International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Theodora Hawksley describes how the resource team developed the Quality Bilingual Education Programme for Wapichan Children, and explains the significance of indigenous Amerindian children being taught in their own language for the first time. It was late when we...
Joel Thompson was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1989. He is the first of identical twins for his parents. He completed his secondary education in Georgetown at St. Joseph High’s and Queen’s College in 2005. He subsequently pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Guyana and worked as an Engineer for one year before entering the Society of Jesus in 2011. After a two year novitiate in Birmingham, UK he completed a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Theology at Heythrop College,...
In Central Rupununi the mission station of St Ignatius continues to flourish. Here Fr Joaquim De Mello and Fr Kuruvila are developing a ministry to the Macushi communities and to the rapidly expanding settlement of Lethem. Fr Kuruvila has special responsibility for investigating ways in which the Church can make a renewed contribute to the education of the region and has been involved in an extensive programme of visits. Jesuit Scholastics and lay missionary volunteers from Jesuit Missions have...
Jesuit Missions is the international office of the Jesuits in Britain. For over seventy years it has supported vulnerable communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.Following in the footsteps of St Ignatius, Jesuit Missions strives to go wherever the need is greatest and put their compassion into action.Although their office is based in Wimbledon, they work closely with Jesuit local partners across the globe and support over 17,000 Jesuits who are putting their faith into action in the...

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