Mary Ward (1585 - 1645)

Foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary


The Loreto House Literacy Center is an outreach programme of Loreto House School and comes directly under the Principal, who in consultation with the staff and volunteers of the Loreto House Literacy Center works for its improvement and development.

Mrs. M. Gaspar, Principal, Mrs. A. Basu Teacher Incharge and Mrs. E. Anthony regular teacher along with 30 volunteers work together to empower young girls from deprived backgrounds to find a means of at least a basic formal education, which will help them to improve their lives and a place in society.

Sr. Agnes Bhutia, Community Leader of the Loreto Community and Secretary of the Loreto House Managing Community and Mrs. M. Gaspar, Principal, Loreto House School, Mrs. A. Basu, Teacher Incharge of all outreach programme held a meeting with the regular teachers and volunteers in the School Concert Hall. Various issues relating to the Centre were discussed at length and also what measures we should implement to further improve the education system.

At present we have 137 students. The medium of instruction is English. Once a week the children have a singing class. Every morning there is an assembly at 9:00 am to 9:15 am followed by two classes after which midday meal is provided to the children, which is sponsored.

Children take part in various activities throughout the academic year such as Independence Day, Teachers’ Day, Children’s Day, Interschool Talent Search organized by the staff of the Literacy Center. The children also join in with the Loreto House School for other programmes like Republic Day etc. Various camps were held such as Blood Grouping, Oral Health Care. Visit to the Birla Planetarium to acquaint them with the Solar System. A workshop based on Financial Literacy was organized for the Parents of the Literacy Center. At the end of the academic year, the children have a Sporting event in the school premises.

We have regular classes from Nursery to Class V after which the children are placed in other regular schools where they can at least complete their education up to NIOS.

Our aim is to reach out to the underprivileged children living in and around the city.