Access to Education

Colegio de Santa ClaraYou’ve taken the first step in supporting Access to Education, so please keep Movin’ 4 Missions by inviting your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to sponsor your efforts!

This financial support will enable our sisters to address the many challenges children around the world face when trying to access a quality education. 

The “school” in School Sisters of St. Francis comes from the congregation’s tradition of elevating the lives of others through education. Since the sisters set up their first classroom 150 years ago inside the original motherhouse in Campbellsport, Wisconsin, our community has provided educational opportunities on every continent.

Maria Sadan Hostel, Bichhiya, India
Currently 95 girls, ages 5-15 from 53 remote villages live at Maria Sadan Hostel in Bichhiya, Madhysa Pradesh. These girls would be unable to attend school without the hostel.   The hostel needs a renovated fire kitchen. The current fire kitchen cannot be used due to damage during the rainy season.  This will allow the girls to have a safe and clean place for cooking and washing dishes and their clothes, which includes a school uniform.

Assisi Special School, Bangalore, India
Assisi Special School serves 100 mentally and physically challenged children in Bangalore. The children are provided with proper education, Physiotherapy, Speech therapy, occupational therapy, and Vocational training.  Funds are needed to provide wages for teaching and non teaching staff, to purchase an envelope making machine for vocational training and to furnish new therapy rooms with the proper equipment.

St. Francis Convent School, Budni, India
The 3000 students attending St. Francis Convent School in Budni do not have adequate benches and desks.  More students could be enrolled if there were more desks and benches.

St. Francis Convent, Jabalpur, India
Twenty-one girls between the ages of 17 and 20 stay at St. Francis Convent in Jabalpur while attending college because it provides a safe place to live while completing their studies. Without the ability to stay at the convent, these girls would have no access to higher education.

Colegio de Santa Clara, Paita, Perú
St. Clare School, administered and staffed by our sisters, offers quality, affordable education for students from pre-school through the 11th grade. Sisters also sponsor a small kindergarten in a nearby barrio for children of very poor families. In addition to their school responsibilities, the sisters are involved in parish pastoral work, family catechesis, and sacramental preparation. A small clinic provides low-cost medicines and first-aid to local people. (Pictured above)