Tracing the Journey

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2001

Institute General Leadership of the Loreto Sisters, Rome, establishes Mary Ward International Office in Ireland; first Mary Ward International Director appointed - Sr. Noelle Corscadden ibvm Read more

April 2006

Sr. Sabrina Edwards appointed to set up Mary Ward International Office for India in Darjeeling, West Bengal; Indian office to be called Mary Ward Development Centre (MWDC), Ms. Varsha Dewan joins MWDC as a volunteer Read more

May 2006

Decision to move Centre to Siliguri, West Bengal; Sr. Sabrina and Ms. Varsha Dewan start looking for land in Siliguri Read more

August 2006

A house is purchased in Champasari (Siliguri) and some renovation work started Read more

October 2006

Inauguration of the office in SiliguriVisit by Sr. Marg Burchell, Executive Officer of Mary Ward International, Australia (MWI/Aus) Read more

November 2006

Staff participates in a workshop for Bhutanese Refugee Youth on Leadership sponsored by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Read more

March 2007

An adjacent building purchased for Regional House; some renovation work started Read more

June 2007

Inauguration of Darjeeling Region with Centres in the Darjeeling, Sikkim and Nepal region seen collectively as an independent unit; MWDC's scope defined to cover the Region Read more

December 2007

First group of volunteers from MWI/Aus to the Region arrives; all processes handled by MWDC Read more

May 2008

Summer Camp for 27 students from 4 schools in Darjeeling district - Umang 2008- organised by Volunteers Read more

July 2008

Sr. Sabrina attends MWI Conference in Australia and participates in fundraising activities Read more

October 2008

First Development Seminar, entitled 'Redefining Development', conducted in Darjeeling Convent; facilitated by Fr. I P Sarto, Fr. Puthumai and Mr. Roshan Rai Read more

March 2009

Launch of Mary Ward Jubilee Project, entitled 'Collective Voices', in Panighatta with CINI as partner organisation Read more

April 2009

Registration of MWDC as Darjeeling Mary Ward Social Centre (DMWSC) Read more

May 2009

Sr. Katheleen MacLennan and Sr. Rosin Darcy conduct a workshop on Programmatic Planning Read more

June 2009

Safe Migration Programme started in partnership with Association of Bengal Collaborators for DevelopmentStrategic Planning Workshop held, facilitated by Mr. Roshan Rai Read more

July 2009

Farewell to Ms. Varsha Dewan, Deputy Director of DMWSC Read more

August 2009

Meeting with Loreto Past Pupils of Nepal in Kathmandu Read more

September 2009

DMWSC office shifts to new extension building in the same compound Read more

February 2010

Workshop for women from Tea Gardens on Anti Trafficking; conducted jointly with Domestic Workers Forum, Delhi Read more

March 2010

International Women's Day celebrated with Self Help Group women taking the lead in Chenga Panighatta and Gulma in Darjeeling district Read more

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a simple step.