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Mary’s Tejaswini School, Vashi (MOCC)

St. Mary’s Tejaswini School started in 2004 and reached 9th Std. has the strength of 4=325 students- from Turbhe slums. As per the Education Department’s requirements the name of the School is changed to St. Mary’s Tejaswani (Brilliance) school and the school timing for classes up to std. IX is changed from 4.45 pm – 9.00 pm to 2.15 pm- 7.15 pm.

 

All the infrastructure facilities of St. Mary’s Multipurpose High School, Vashi are made available to these under privileged children including EDUCOMP- Smart Class (teaching with the help of LCD Projector, Computer and CD’s) for which a regular student has to pay Rs. 15380/- per annum.

 

Besides free education in English medium, transportation, school books, uniforms, shoes, school bags and milk Bournvita and snacks are also provided free of cost the aggregate expenditure for which amount to Rs. 5700/- per child per annum. More than 50 lakh are spent for this single project.

 

MEDICALAID CENTRE –TURBHE (BODC)

 

Medical Aid Centre is functioning in a hired out room, a doctor and nurse work daily for 2 hours and a volunteer among the Pre-Seminarians is monitoring the activities there. 10 to 15 patients most of them MIV+ are visiting the Centre daily for medicine and free consultation and check up. During the year under the review an amount of Rs. 229960/- was spent on this project which was taken up at the Pearl Jubilee celebration. The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Terna Medical College extends services of a team of 2 doctors + 3 social workers for consultation and awareness programmes daily for 3 hours at our Medical Aid Centre.

 NUTRITIOUS FOOD FOR TB AFFECTED CHILDREN – TURBHE (GREGORIAN COMMUNITY)

About 35 TB patients, most of them children in the age group of 3 years to 12 years who are getting medicines form the Government Health Departments are provided with a nutritious meal daily. Our volunteers are preparing and disturbing food to these TB patients who are provided with identity cards. The menu is a cup of boiled milk with Bournvita, a boiled egg, a fruit and at times some other snacks in addition to the regular menu. All these cost about Rs. 700/- per day. This scheme was started on the “Shastiyabhapoorthi” day of our Thirumeni.

 HOME FOR THE AGED –ROHA (GREGORIAN COMMUNITY)

Accommodation and other facilities for 15 inmates are available. At present 4 inmates and 12 leprosy patients (separate accommodation) are living there . One priest is looking after the affairs of the Home for the Aged and other activities of the Gregorian Community.

 

GREGORIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL ROHA- A school with CBSE syllabus was started 4 years back to provide quality education at a very low cost affordable to common man in and around Killa Village, Roha. A number of students are given freeship also.

FREESHIPS IN SCHOOL RUN BY MOCCB

Nearly 150 students studying in our regular schools who are economically backward are given freeship/fee concession equivalent cost for regular students work on to about Rs. 15,00,000/- per annum.