Changing lives, empowering entire villages

Changing lives, empowering entire villages

Bibi (46) is proud to have given an interview on BBC radio about the positive changes of Muslim women in her Muslim village Basti, Bhelghari in Surkhet, Nepal. After having joined one of the self-help groups in 2008 initiated by the Navjyoti SCN Sisters and being part...
Graduation of pre-school children in Gaya

Graduation of pre-school children in Gaya

At Nazareth Pre-School in Gaya, 150 children had their graduation ceremony on Feb. 15, 2018. They marched behind the principal of Nazareth Academy, Sister Sophia Joseph, Sister Mary Kadaparampil, vice principal, and the teachers, with a lit lamp in their hands. Sister...
Sabitri’s transformation

Sabitri’s transformation

A class IV school dropout, Sabitri Dhakal produces three thousand kilograms of mushrooms and earns a substantial earning from the sale of honey. Coming in contact with the Navjyoti Sisters in Surkhet and joining one of its farming cooperatives, Sabitri was able to...
Meet Nohemi

Meet Nohemi

Nohemi cried every day. When she first arrived in Louisville, she was unable to help her three children with even simple assignments as they struggled at school. Beyond a few words, she could neither speak nor understand English. Like so many others who grow up in the...
St. Michael’s School Sports Day

St. Michael’s School Sports Day

On a cold Jan. 30, 2018 morning, after having a cold bath and without sweaters students of St. Michaels’s School, Sale, arrived early to see to the final preparation for the much-awaited sports day which was to begin at 11.00 am. Neatly dressed in their washed clean...
Living closely with Mother Earth in Kutuderi Village

Living closely with Mother Earth in Kutuderi Village

Nazareth Health Center, the hostellers, and the SCN Sisters use clean energy in Kutuderi, a remote village in Latehar district of Jharkhand. They have a four kV (Kilovolt) solar power for pumping the water, refrigeration, and lighting for twenty-four hours a day. The...
Adolescent girls’ training in Kutuderi

Adolescent girls’ training in Kutuderi

Fifty-one Tribal, both Catholic and Sarna, Muslim and Scheduled Caste Hindu adolescent girl leaders from eight schools around Sale, Pakhripat, and Tutoli parishes gathered from Jan. 26 evening to 28 noon at Kutuderi health center to learn about the developmental and...
Navjyoti School wins 2018 football championship trophy

Navjyoti School wins 2018 football championship trophy

The Navjyoti School primary section won the NPABSAN championship trophy, medals, and certificates in football. Secondary school girls of Navjyoti came third and won a trophy, medals, and certificates as well. Congratulations to Navjyoti School! The National Private...
Belgium High School Students visit Premashray in Ranchi

Belgium High School Students visit Premashray in Ranchi

Twenty-eight students and two faculty members from Lieven’s High school from in Belgium had a half-day interaction with the 45 Premashray children on Jan. 5, 2018. These students were on a learning exposure program in Jharkhand. They conducted and taught some games...
Blanket distribution among rickshaw pullers in Bakhtiarpur

Blanket distribution among rickshaw pullers in Bakhtiarpur

A hundred and seventy-five blankets were distributed to cycle rickshaw pullers and children engaged with rag picking by Leena Padam, SCN, and the outreach program staff of Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bakhtiarpur from Jan. 11 to 13, 2018. They did it on separate...
Inter school sports meet of SCN institutions

Inter school sports meet of SCN institutions

Over 60 young athletes from the five schools of Bangalore Province gathered in St. Vincent Matriculation School, Trichy, on Jan. 13 for a day-long inter-school sports meet. Gathering for competitions has been an annual feature of SCN schools in Bangalore Province....
Educating the next generation of Musahar children in Nepal

Educating the next generation of Musahar children in Nepal

A large number of young Musahar children are growing up without any schooling in Haripur, Siripur and the surrounding village development centers close to the Kosi river belt. The passionate cry of Marina Thazhathuveettil, SCN, is that the present generation is not...
Niranjana river threatened

Niranjana river threatened

A few days ago I had written about the dharna and rally to save a river. Here is the second phase of the struggle. – Sister Joel We began a Satyagraha (insistence on truth) and an indefinite fast to draw the attention of the officials toward the river that has...
In pursuit of eradication of child marriage

In pursuit of eradication of child marriage

Preranalaya Social Development Centre (PSDC) organized an awareness program on the evils of child marriage at a residential school in Chinthalavalli, Musunuru, on Jan. 5, 2018. 464 students of the school participated in the event which had Sister Beena Chirackal, SCN,...
We heed the scriptural command to welcome the stranger

We heed the scriptural command to welcome the stranger

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious as together we strongly denounce the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth...
Sister Jessie Saldanha awarded three times for her ministry

Sister Jessie Saldanha awarded three times for her ministry

The Shorapur Maternal Obstetric Monitoring program of Narayana Health Limited Bangalore, where Sister Jessie Saldanha works as its project manager has won the “International Hospital Federation/Bionexo Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility” in the...
Living Independently in Full Existence

Living Independently in Full Existence

On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, LIFE held its third annual seniors Christmas party. This year 85 seniors were catered for. The day was filled with dancing, singing, traditional Belizean Christmas meal of rice and beans, stuffing, potato salad, chicken, ham, cranberry...
Sala Sentle: The suffering find a place of love and care

Sala Sentle: The suffering find a place of love and care

Sala Sentle The suffering find a place of love and care 13 DECEMBER 2017 In Metsimotlhabe, a village north of the capital of Gaborone, Botswana, Sisters Sunila Erumangalathu and Vinaya Chalil administer a one-of-kind hospice for the sick called Pabalelong. It means a...
Workshop on wholesome family living

Workshop on wholesome family living

A three-day collaborative workshop was conducted on wholesome family living by Joani Tuti and Joel Urumpil, SCN, at Chetanalaya, Rajgir on Dec 1-3, 2017. The participants, 25 youth and women leaders of Chetna Bharti, Chatra, and fifteen women from Chetanalaya belonged...