The initiatives aim at helping local communities to improve their health and nutrition status, in particular with maternal and child health ...
This groups become a forum where women can articulate their needs and concerns, and are seen as a key vehicule for empowering women ...
Education initiatives are channels for reaching out to children and helping them grow as balanced and compassionate adults ...
We help to reduce abuse and violence against women and the children, promoting anti trafficking measures ...
The Mission Centres in the Darjeeling Region have played host to countless volunteers, who have given generously of their skills and time ...
The programme's objectives promote and enact their rights related to Education, Protection, Health and Nutrition ...
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30 Mar 2012
The Canadian Lorettos recently organised a seminar on human trafficking that attracted much interest from a wide range of people, including male and female high schools students. A federal MP, who has introduced a number of bills on the prosecution and sentencing of human traffickers, opened the proceedings. After a moving testimony by a trafficking survivor, three activists working at the national and international level took the floor: an ex-policeman, a First Nations woman and the Canadian director of International Justice Mission. Evanne Hunter ibvm (Provincial Leader) set the scene for the day in the following manner. Read more
27 Feb 2012
Two weeks ago I welcomed Cecilia O’Dwyer ibvm from the Spanish Province to New York, where she will work for the next few months as an intern at Loreto’s UN Office. She arrived hot on the heels of my previous intern, Clare Condon, from Australia. I asked both women to explain why they had wanted to take on such a challenge. Their thoughtful and intelligent response to this question clearly indicates their competence and suitability for the position. Read more
27 Feb 2012
The Commission on the Status of Women is holding its fifty-sixth session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 9 March 2012. Established in 1946 by a group of 15 government representatives, all women, the Commission works towards its original guiding principle: “To raise the status of women, irrespective of nationality, race, Read more
16 Feb 2012
The journey to today’s distribution of ration cards has not been easy. It began over a year ago when the animators of MWSC resolved to help the most deprived families within the community obtain ration cards. These families had all but lost any hope of ever receiving a ration card because every time they had attempted to do so in the past, they had to ask other more educated community members to help them and these members opportunistically asked them for huge amounts of money (500 to 1000 rupees) which the families had no ability to pay. They were repeatedly... Read more
08 Dec 2011
Income Generation Projects “Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to fish and you have feed them for a lifetime” The income generation initiative is an initiative that started with the Youth of Panighatta and the help of volunteers from India as well as Australia. Read more
14 Jul 2011
STEPHANIE MAHBERT, a student from Christ University, School Of Law, Bangalore, did an internship with us for a month. This is what she has to say: I worked as an intern at MWSC in the ‘Safe Migration’ Project. My internship entailed paperwork, documenting, as well as joining the team for village awareness and field work. Stephanie interacts with a women collecting information about trafficking in the village. Read more
08 Jun 2011
In the month of May we were happy to welcome another group from Canada. This time a group of 6 student teachers from Ontario Institute of Studies in Education and from York University. Leading the group was Chris Wilson and Sr. Jane McDonell IBVM. They spent a week teaching in Loreto Convent Darjeeling and another week teaching in Lolay. Read more
30 Mar 2011
In March 2011, twelve students and three adults from Canada visited Darjeeling on a service and leadership trip with Adventure Learning Experience. They stayed for four days at the Loreto School, Panighatta which is in Mirik Block, Darjeeling District. Read more
31 Jan 2011
In the month of December four students from John XXIII College, Australian National University, Canberra travelled to Nepal to volunteer at the Loreto Educational Centre in Dharan. Jack, James, Hannah and Maneka undertook a number of tasks during their one month stay. In the month of December four students from John XXIII College, Australian National University, Canberra travelled to Nepal to volunteer at the Loreto Educational Centre in Dharan. Jack, James, Hannah and Maneka undertook a number of tasks during their one month stay. Read more
31 Jan 2011
We would like to share with our readers this beautiful letter from Flavia and Guilia, two sisters from Toronto, Canada who are studying in Grade V. “We are pleased that our donation can be of little help for the kids in Darjeeling and Nepal. It all started when while tiding up our rooms we realized how many things and toys we had. We then thought that our coming birthday would make a perfect occasion to raise some funds for needy kids instead of receiving more presents. At that stage however we did not know whom we could help. Then two... Read more
20 Dec 2010
I am glad that I had chosen Social work as part of my Tertianship programme and that too in Darjeeling Region in our very own set up DMWSC (Darjeeling Mary Ward Social Centre) which is a registered body today. I am extremely satisfied and delighted to have the exposure in social work in the Terai Region. I am grateful to God for the experience and knowledge gained while working with Sr. Sabrina and the entire Team of DMWSC. Read more
13 Jul 2010
From May to July 12 2010, Caitlin Leahy volunteered at the MWSC. Having worked part time as an assistant at the Mary Ward International Office in Melbourne, Caitlin was quite familiar with the work of the Loreto Sisters and MWSC in the Darjeeling region. Caitlin studied International Relations and Public Policy in Melbourne and was keen to get involved in development work in India. Read more