Our founders believed in the liberative and transforming power of Christian Education of the poor, especially girls in transforming the society. Mother Bernarda refused to give in to the temptation of educating the rich. True to the legacy she left behind for us, we try to carry out education in a broad perspective in all the ministries we carry out. Because it plays a very important role in the progress of the Nation. No country will get into the path of success, unless and until, every person is sufficiently educated to meet the future challenges and to set aright the future goals.
a) Formal - Education
Our sisters teach in:
Satvidya Rural Community College, Prakashpalya
This alternative college offers various skills trainings, life coping skills, communicative English and basic computer skills to girls from poor families with less educational qualifications and less financial resources. Skills training presently offered here are Nurse Assistants course, web designing and office secretary course. This college is trying to be recognized as Vocational Training Providers under the Modular Employment scheme of Govt. of India.
Holy Cross Community College, Thimmarajapalem, Andhra Pradesh
This alternative college provides skills trainings in Nurse Assistants training, Preschool teacher training and Office secretary course. All those who pass out from the community college are placed in jobs. This college is recognized as Vocational Training Providers under the Modular Employment scheme of Govt. of India.
Professional education in health care
All the three course are Govt. recognized and recognized by all professional bodies
b) Non-formal education
Satvidya Residential Bridge Course Centre for working children, Prakashpalya.
Situated in a rural village this centre offers one year intensive residential learning for school drop outs children below 14 years and enables them to write class 5 or 7 exams. After one year they are put back in the main stream schools to continue their education. Every year 50-60 children are educated and mainstreamed even though some of them may drop out again and go back to child labour. The centre works to reduce the out-of-school children’s number considerably. Their overall development is aimed at in this unique school and works hand in hand with National Child Labour Eradication Programme of Govt. of India and Karnataka.
This programme enables the students to write class 10 examinations through Karnataka Open School (KOS) or National Institute of Open School (NIOS). We provide coaching, help in registration etc. Many youth have benefited from this programme and some pursue college education today, since there is no age bar in this flexible programme.
Asha Bhavan, Madhavaram
50 girl children below the age of 16 years, - who are HIV infected or affected and are orphans or semi orphans - are given school education in the Govt. school in the neighbouring campus.