School for the underprivileged children (Regd
No: E16(RS) 30/200/347)
“Every child in need is our
messenger from God
Housed in an abandoned dormitory on the St.Edmund’s
School campus, the society of Providence continuously struggles to live
out its visions and be true to its mandate.
From its humbly beginning in 1999, the society under the
guidance and leadership of Bro. Eric D’Souza have seen a considerable
growth in the scope of its activities. Formed to
work exclusively with children below the poverty line, the society have
made considerable progress.
When the school first started, it has 30 underprivileged
children— children who have
single parent, children form broken homes etc. Mandated to empower poor
children with skills that will make them self– reliant and independent
young people, the society currently serves 150 students directly. The
students range in age from 5 to 16 years and belong to various religious
communities and religious group. Their entitlement to be trained and
taught under the Providence umbrella comes from the fact that their
parents earn less than Rs.800 a month. Hence everything received in
Providence is free.
The society has no regular form of income. Our income
depends on the generosity of donors. The donated money is used to pay the
academic and vocational staff, to provide the daily stationery and other
requirements of a classroom, to maintain the building and to provide raw
materials for the trades. The rest is put into a corpus to ensure the
continuance of the society.