Health and Nutrition

The initiatives aim at helping local communities to improve their health and nutrition status, in particular with maternal and child health ...

Self Help Groups

This groups become a forum where women can articulate their needs and concerns, and are seen as a key vehicule for empowering women ...

Education

Education initiatives are channels for reaching out to children and helping them grow as balanced and compassionate adults ...

Protection

We help to reduce abuse and violence against women and the children, promoting anti trafficking measures ...

Volunteers

The Mission Centres in the Darjeeling Region have played host to countless volunteers, who have given generously of their skills and time ...

Collective Voices

The programme's objectives promote and enact their rights related to Education, Protection, Health and Nutrition ...

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Health and Nutrition

The initiatives aim at helping local communities to improve their health and nutrition status, in particular with maternal and child health ......

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Self Help Groups

This groups become a forum where women can articulate their needs and concerns, and are seen as a key vehicule for empowering women ......

News Image

Education

Education initiatives are channels for reaching out to children and helping them grow as balanced and compassionate adults ......

News Image

Protection

We help to reduce abuse and violence against women and the children, promoting anti trafficking measures ......

News Image

Volunteers

The Mission Centres in the Darjeeling Region have played host to countless volunteers, who have given generously of their skills and time ......

News Image

Collective Voices

The programme's objectives promote and enact their rights related to Education, Protection, Health and Nutrition ......

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30 Mar 2012

Human Trafficking Seminar Toronto March 2012

Human Trafficking Seminar Toronto March 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

LORETO INTERNS AT THE UNITED NATIONS

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

56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

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

Distribution of Ration Cards

Distribution of Ration Cards

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

Income Generation Projects

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

Volunteers Experiences

14 Jul 2011

Experience of our Volunteers

Experience of our Volunteers

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

Volunteer's

Volunteer's

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

Adventure Learning Experience with the Darjeeling Mary Ward Social Centre

Adventure Learning Experience with the Darjeeling Mary Ward Social Centre

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

Students from John XXIII College, Australia

Students from John XXIII College, Australia

  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

A Birthday with a Cause

A Birthday with a Cause

  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

My experience in the Darjeeling Region

My experience in the Darjeeling Region

  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

01 Oct 2010

‘Sharing Peter’s Sinking Feeling’

‘Sharing Peter’s Sinking Feeling’

  "My coming to DMWSC reminds me of Peter's water walking experience...when faced with the opportunity of a lifetime, I too, like Peter, said "yes" and stepped out of the boat in faith. Read more

13 Jul 2010

A Guide to writing Projects and Reports Seminar

A Guide to writing Projects and Reports Seminar

  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

06 Jul 2010

Visit to Nepal

Visit to Nepal

  A group of volunteers from Mary Ward Foundation, Spain visited DMWSC on the 5th of July, 2010. The group visited two Dharan and Sukumbasi. These areas are the part of the mission areas of the Loreto Sisters in Nepal. Read more

01 Jul 2010

Pictures Speak louder than Words!!

Pictures Speak louder than Words!!

  Me and my good friend Caroline, we arrived in Siliguri on July 16, 2010. The moment we reached DMWSC, we were greeted with warm friendly faces. I was feeling so excited to be in India! Read more

Celebrating Mary Ward Week

28th Jan 2012

On the 28 January 2012 the Loreto Sisters working in development came together with ...

Free Medical Camp in Loreto...

8th June 2011

Loreto Convent was abuzz with people and activity on the 15th of May, even though it...

21st Coordinators Meeting

7th & 10th October, 2010

Binita Mothay, Project Coordinator took part in the 21st Coordinators Mee...