Education Sponsorship Programme
We are supporting the ESP school network in Gujarat (India) since 1977, where about 30 thousand poor children are learning in 140 schools in 2005.
The leader of this network is
Cedric Prakash SJ
see other CV), who got in 1995 one of the highest Indian honours, the Kabir Purashkar award.
On 18th April, 2006 he has been awarded of "Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur" (Knight of the Legion of Honour). He is the director of the
Prashant Human Rights Center in Ahmedabad.
He've visited us six times now (1987, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005).
The school-network have been visited by Katalin Simonyi dr. in 1996 (supported by Kairos Europa), by Cecília Simonyi in 2004 (supported by Canadian International Development Aid) and by Betty Zsoldos and Zsolt Ivanics in Jan. 2005.
In Nov-Dec. 2006 four BOCS trainers gave three-week-long
global education for GES teachers and social workers (supported by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the National Civil Fund). The president of BOCS was accepted by the Hungarian ambassador in Delhi (2006).
Current events, programs, performances
Introduction of ESP
Some lectures of Cedric Prakash SJ
The Impact of Globalisation on Christian Mission in India
Challenges to Our Formators: A Perspective from Gujarat
The Role of the Media in Fostering Justice and Peace Amid Religious Pluralism
Serving God and Country
Culture of Peace: Women's Perspectives (Valedictory Address)
The Rise of Hindu Nationalism
You can ask for further information by email: [email protected]
You can support schooling of poor children in India:
Bank: OTP Bank Rt. (address: 8000 Székesfehérvár, Õsz u. 13, SWIFT code: OTPVHUHB)
Account number: 11736006-20364317
Account holder: Bocs Alapítvány NEFE India (address: H-8000 Székesfehérvár, Jókai u. 18.)
IBAN: HU81 1173 6006 2036 4317 0000 0000
100 % of your donation goes to India.
Please give us your tax-identity number and address, so we can send certification for you.
Search in database:
All materials in the topic
English materials in the topic
Letters of Cedric Prakash SJ:
2006 Christmas letter
2004 Christmas letter
2003 Christmas letter
2000 Christmas letter
Peace & Justice
Trialog: EU Enlargement and NGDOs
IFOR in Gujarat
Onlinevolunteers: Gujarat Carnage
Cedric Prakash SJ (director of the ESP) is speaking in Székesfehérvár.
Gujarat state in India and ESP schools in Gujarat