Philippines - Jesuit volunteer teacher killed in the Philippines

A young Jesuit volunteer was killed while serving as a teacher in a community high school in Pangantucan, Bukidnon in the Philippines. On August 23, Genefir Buckly and fellow Jesuit volunteer Ann Kathleen Gatdula were attacked and stabbed by a man they caught stealing in their quarters. Buckly, 24, died of multiple stab wounds while Gatdula, 30, was wounded and is recovering in the hospital. Both women are part of Jesuit Volunteers Philippines (JVP), a programme that recruits, trains and sends volunteers for a year of service to marginalised communities, under-resourced schools, parishes and non-government organisations across the country to serve as teachers, formators, community organisers or enterprise development officers. Read more…