What We Do

St. Catherine of Siena Pre-Primary School: Pre-primary follows the Montessori school pattern that allows the students to learn and express through various activities. Majority of the students in this school are over-aged and were into hard-labor. Due to that, they had lost their childhood joy by not being in a healthy atmosphere for good and quality learning.

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St. Catherine of Siena Primary School: The first generation learners always had a big problem to get admission in the schools since they come from illiterate and sub-standard backgrounds with behavioral problems. These problems are associated with physical, emotional and spiritual category. Hence, St. Catherine of Siena School acts as a special school where the children get academic as well as behavioral lessons. The school plays the role as a friend to these children encouraging them to enjoy the activities and expresses their love instead of the normal hatred feeling. All school expenses associated to teachers' salary, uniforms, books, pencils, crayons for children, conducting of outdoor activities and excursions like school picnics, sports day, educational trips are all managed and organised through valuable contribution from both corporate and individual donors. The school is recognised by BMC and we follow the SSC curriculum.

St. Catherine of Siena Education Extension Project at Koperkairane for Boys: This project aims to help boys, who have passed 4th standard in St. Catherine and wants to further their studies. While students stay in the orphanages / shelters, they study in the nearby schools through regular or NIOS patterns. Other than schooling, students participate in Art and Craft, Personality Development, Capoeira and Dance Classes, apart from attending Yoga, Counseling and Life Skill Sessions. Mentoring programs are conducted on weekends in Painting, Science, Maths, Computers, and Spoken English. Social workers and the guardians visit the school once a month. This project is supported by M/s. Siemens AG.

St. Catherine of Siena Education Extension Project at Bandra for Girls: This project aims to help girls, who have passed 4th standard at St. Catherine and wants to further their studies. The educational expenses are supported by M/s. Siemens Limited.

Educational Scholarship Fund: The main aim of this fund is to have continuity of education after receiving primary education at St. Catherine till the age of 18. It also helps children to achieve the milestones that has been set as:
1) To pass 10th standard at the age of 16
2) To pass the 12th standard at the age of 18.
The educational expenses from standard 5 to 12th will be covered under this project. Through this project, many students continue their studies even from home and are actively monitored by Social Workers.

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Project AGE 22: Education at St. Catherine of Siena is the primary goal once a child is admitted in the orphanage. All basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and counseling are provided to help them focus in completing basic education successfully. It is observed that though many students come from illiterate backgrounds and families, once they are given a chance to get educated, they open up to wanting to be achiever. We further encourage them in pursuing higher educations from regular colleges, technical & professional colleges. The Project AGE 22 helps a student to achieve his /her academic or professional goal with long term support from the orphanage. All students who wants to study hard and complete their higher education are encouraged to apply along with their parents / guardians' consent.

There are many students who score very high percentages in their board exams, but are not able to continue their studies after 18 years of age. Initiating this project has brought about immense hope, smiles, focus and a whole new meaning to their future. At the same time, it becomes a big responsibility for the orphanage to continue funding their higher studies. By this, St. Catherine can assure that the child's education have resulted in better employment, better living and ensure these excellent role models are being followed as inspirations by other kids.

JO-20+ (Job Oriented program for the 20+): This program is specially designed for 20 years plus adults who have passed their VIII standard and above but do not have the inclination, desire or aptitude to continue their academic life further. To ensure that their future is also secured and nurtured fruitfully, the program creates opportunities for them to learn a trade that will create better future and mould them into responsible adults.

St. Catherine of Siena Orphanage, Bandra: Boys and girls under the age of 12 are enrolled. They study in pre-primary and primary school located at the premises. The orphanage section includes separate dormitories for boys and girls. All children are grouped as per their age in dormitories. Each of these dormitories has a care taker. After school programs that includes study supervision, conducting an join activities, taking the children for computer class, supervise food distribution, maintaining hygiene in the living room, organising TV time, accompany magic bus sessions, making children ready for Moral/Religious classes on Saturdays are all conducted and monitored by the respective care takers. Food is provided to all inmates of the orphanage. A maximum of 100 students can stay in the premises.

shelter and Food
St. Catherine of Siena Education Extension Project at Koperkairane for Boys: The boys in the Education Extension Project are given shelter along with food, clothing, medication, counseling and life skill session at this center. A maximum of 30 boys can stay in the premises. The age group of the students is from 13 to 18 years.

St. Catherine of Siena Education Extension Project at Bandra for Girls: The girls in the Education Extension Project are given shelter along with food, clothing, medication, and counseling and life skill session at this center. A maximum of 20 girls can stay in the premises. The age group of the students is from 13 to 18 years.

Health
St. Catherine of Siena Clinic: The health and hygiene of all children are supervised by the Clinic which is run by Dr. Audrey Rodricks. Regular medical checkups are conducted every month to prevent sickness or serious illness. All medical checkups do have a follow-up treatment related to all kinds of illness. This results in better health to all children. Apart from the 2 helpers at the clinic, volunteers regularly provide support for the health program by way of organising health camps and awareness programs.