JRS: Accompanying those at the margins

Journey alongside JRS International Director, Br. Michael Schöpf SJ, as the film unveils the JRS mission to support and stand by refugees and displaced individuals. While touring JRS operations in Indonesia, Br. Schöpf bears witness to the challenges Rohingya refugees endure in temporary camps in Aceh, established in 2023. Transitioning to Jakarta, Br. Schöpf, with local JRS members, connects with families who, escaping camps, now navigate the challenges of urban poverty. While refugees are welcomed in Indonesia, they confront significant barriers, including lack of work rights and social services. JRS’s commitment extends beyond just material aid; they offer critical psychosocial support, underlining their dedication to accompanying and empowering the displaced.

Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a global ministry of the Society of Jesus with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn and determine their own future. Founded in 1980 by then Superior General Pedro Arrupe SJ, JRS is now present in 58 countries throughout the world serving over 1.5 million forcibly displaced people in new and protracted displacement crises.

The Silent Foundation

The Silent Foundation was founded on 14 July 2010 by Mr. Teng Ngiek Lian. It is a registered charity in Singapore. Funded by the Teng family, the foundation is named The Silent Foundation as it is dedicated to assist the ‘silent sufferers’ –  those who have been overlooked by society and tend to be voiceless. This is in line with Mr Teng’s professional work as he practices value investing which focuses on the overlooked and unloved sectors.

Country of Origin Indonesia/Italy

Director Christian Ender

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