By Sr Assumpta, Mangalore
Mangalore: 248 children of St. Sebastian School, Bendur brightened up as they received books, uniform, sandals and umbrellas from the School Betterment Committee consisting of alumni.
Sr. Lillis, the Vice- President of the Bethany Educational Society presided over the function. Dr. E.V.S Maben, the Vice- President of the School Betterment Committee, Sr. Rose Celine, the Secretary of the B.E.S, Sr. Mercine, the Headmistress, and Sr. Shubha, the Superior were present to grace this occasion.
Sr. Lillis appreciated the members of the School Betterment Committee for their good will, generosity and keen interest in the education of the poor children and
wished the management, Staff and Students success in the cause of education. Dr. Maben in his speech reminisced his happy days in this school and appreciated the encouragement that he received from the sisters and the teachers. He called up on the children to be serviceable in the future as many people are making sacrifices for them.
St. Sebastian Kannada Medium Higher Primary School Bendur, founded by the Servant of God Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas, 103 years ago, aims at imparting education to the neglected and poor strata of the Society.
Keeping the vision of the Founder in mind, the School Betterment Committee every year, at the commencement of the new academic year provide the students with a uniform, books, sandals and umbrellas. Most of the children of this school come from coolie workers families.
|George A. Borromeo, India
||Jun 30, 2012 |
|Poor children has been made to sit on plain ground without mat, and bare footed, that too in Mangalore City !! The School Management should think about it, and desist from doing it in future. Betterment committee of School Alumni has done a good job. Keep it up.|