Jesmaria, a student at Nazareth School in Chandapura, India, spent a day of service with her classmates at a community care center for people living with HIV. She said she felt sad afterwards, knowing that there are many more suffering. She said, “This made us think about the service we can give to all those who are in need.”

Jesmaria is one of 700 students at Nazareth School who is being educated to be a leader in the community. Values of compassion and service are aligned with quality academic preparation.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth established the school in a rural area outside of Bangalore, with an expected student population of 500. In 10 years, Chandapura has grown from a small village to a rapidly growing urban area. Nazareth School is feeling the effects of capacity challenges. In three years, it is predicted that the enrollment will grow to 1,000 students. There is a need to plan now to accommodate the increase.

With this challenge, comes opportunity

The opportunity now exists to educate bright young students with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to develop to their full potential, and ultimately be leaders in society. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are embarking on a campaign to build an extension of the present school and a multipurpose hall.

Help prepare tomorrow’s leaders

Your gift, joined with others, will allow us to address the needs of the growing enrollment, while continuing the strong tradition in education that is a hallmark of the Sisters. Give the opportunity to Jesmaria and other students at Nazareth School to receive a quality education as well as compassionate values, that prepares them for a bright future.

Know that you and your intentions are remembered in our prayers.

 

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