Beyond The Borders Initiatives

Beyond the Borders Initiatives

La Salle School-Rumbek

Rumbek, South Sudan

The school is in Rumbek, South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation that became independent in 2011 after a long and bloody war with northern Sudan.
Due to the ongoing civil war, started in 2013, many of the already insufficient educational infrastructures have been destroyed or misappropriated and converted for other use.
Educational attainment is extremely poor because of the lack of schools, qualified teachers, and materials. In order to respond to this urgent need, the new La Salle School-Rumbek opened its doors in March 2018 in the Loreto Sisters’ existing facilities, with a first cohort of 23 students. The Brothers’ goal is to build and equip a brand-new school, which will be able to host more than 300 students.

Bamboo School

Thailand

The Bamboo School is located on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Constructed from bamboo, the school houses children of immigrant families who have no rights and are considered stateless.
These children are denied access to Thai schools and the Bamboo School presents the only opportunity for them to receive an education. The school has an outreach action which helps the kids in getting the legal documents from Thailand authorities.

Além Project

Tabtinga, Brazil.

The Além Project (Animación Lasallista de Evangelización y Misión) has its coordination centre in Tabatinga, a town of about 60 thousand inhabitants in the heart of the Amazon, in the “triple border” between Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
However, the main feature of the project is that – being its action itinerant – it will impact a number of rural communities through the forest.
The socio-educational activities have a special focus on the empowerment of the Indigenous population.
The efforts entail the following fields: providing teacher training, literacy and vocational training for youth, and promotion of sustainable practices through workshops and sensitization initiatives.

La Salle Technical College- Hohola

Hohola, Papua New Guinea.

This Centre was established in 1973 to cater for the poorer students of Port Moresby.
The main source of enrollment are students who are unable to continue their studies in registered High or Secondary Schools due to family and personal problems or those students who have not been selected for High School.

Currently the College has 34 teaching staff and 24 Ancillary Staff. The total number of students is 750.
A percentage of 87% to 92% of the graduates are employed every year in a decent and reputable organization or companies.

Adrien Nyel New Community

Molenbeek (Brussels), Belgium.

This project is the response of the Lasallian Region of Europe and the Mediterranean to the commitment to carry out a new educational community in the area of Molenbeek (Brussels, Belgium).
The aim of this project is to create an international community that goes beyond borders, responding to the educational needs of vulnerable youth in a mostly Muslim and marginalized neighborhood in the capital of the European Union.