Gnanmata Sadan Society, a Jesuit Educational Trust, runs 11 middle schools and 4 high schools for the Warli Tribals in Talasari and Dahanu Talukas near Mumbai serving about 8,000 Adivasi girls and boys. In the recent past, the enrollment in these schools has increased by approximately 2,000 students requiring the Sadan to redevelop and expand their infrastructure.
Adrian Correa and Anne-Marie Rego of the KCA Social and Charitable Sub-Committee visited the Sadan last summer to see the conditions and how we could help. Due to being in the very heavy rain belt, most of the buildings were in a bad condition and required immediate attention. However, funds from the government are few and far between and certainly not enough to meet the needs. Most of the Jesuit Schools send whatever charitable contributions they can to help this mission.
Gnanmata Sadan Society is now constructing a new facility to house 12 classrooms and once this is ready, will pull down the old structure to make way for a new building to house the rest of the classrooms, a hall and other facilities. We at the KCA have made a contribution of Rs. 100,000 to support this noteworthy cause. We also take this opportunity to request our Members to contribute to Gnanmata Sadan Society either directly or through us.
Funds were disbursed from the KCA Educational Assistance Fund which was launched in October 2016, post the ratification of the Accounts at the KCA AGM.
Founded in 1901, the Kanara Catholic Association (KCA), Mumbai is the premier community organization of the Mangalorean Catholic community of Mumbai. With approximately 800 members on its rolls, the KCA has a rich legacy of service to the community & society at large.