The Sisters of
St Charles of Borromeo
Faith, Toil, Progress
Varap post, shahad
Kalyan west,Thane Dist
Maharashtra state – 421 103
On April 26, 2001 the blessing of foundation of our convent in the presence of many fathers, sisters and laity. On May 5, 2002 was a memorable day for sisters to enter into the sweet home which was also inaugurated on that day.
The mission saw the progress in meeting the needs of the boys on Dec.13th for boys and girls hostel on 26th, 2002, by taking the strong step to build a hostel. The foundation stone was layed and was blessed.
In the initial stages sisters were incharge of both boys and girls hostel. Total administration was met by them since the priests were staying in Beed. The provision was made to educate the children of sugarcane cutters. Sisters were encouraging the girls to go to the nearest school, helping the weaker students to cope with the studies through special classes. They were provided emotional and psychological support through personal talks, counseling, meeting their parents time to time. Opportunities were created to develop their skill, talents and intelligence, gardening, cooking and cleaning by conducting competitions, outings in order to attract them towards education and to make them responsible and efficient adults. All around development of the girls physical, spiritual, psychological and emotional needs are met. We were fortunate to find some generous sponsors to support the financial condition of the hostel and for their future studies. Even today we cater to many young girls from 1st to 12th grade, all those who show interest in studies.
As there is no Christian presence and a Christian hospital in the whole district of Beed we the congregation of sisters of St. Charles Borromeo with the co-operation of the Jesuit Priests of Pune Province wanted to open a medical mission in Georai Taluka of Beed district. During the village masses the medical work comprised of the mobile clinic to take care of the health needs of sick and suffering, visiting the families. Due to lack of proper health clinic the health of the poor, marginalized and downtrodden were neglected. Hence the sisters conducted mobile clinics in small huts or under the tree in different villages at a distance of 50-70km from Georai.
Sr. Janet D’Souza took the initiative in forming Mahila Mandals and developmental works. April 22, 2003 was the blessing of the goatery a pilot project of “stole feeding goats” in view of helping the women in the Mahila Mandals. The Government too appreciated the hard work of Sr. Janet and on Feb 12. 2004 the Pnchayat Samiti allotted more villages to start self-help groups (SHG) among the BPL groups.