Rural Child to child - Every Saturday our regular Loreto students (150) from class V onwards goes out to 15 village Government schools to teach in the Primary level. Students prepare their own teaching learning materials and teach in groups. Each child gives up one Saturday and even the poorest child and Rainbows who are in the regular school contributes to the society through this programmer.

Value Education & Human Rights - We have value education as compulsory classes every week in our regular school. The ten graded illustrated books targets classes I to X focusing on issues of women, child labor, dignity of labor, sex education etc.

The West Bengal Human Rights Education was initiated by us as we are a pioneer school for inclusive education. The Human Rights Education chapter was initiated in the year 2007 and with the linkage with the Education Department of West Bengal and their support has made the programmer more effective in striving towards its goal and objectives. Besides taking human rights education in the classroom a lot of effort is put in advocacy for integrating human rights in the state board curriculum and inserting the training of teachers into the in-service training of the education department of the state.

Hidden Domestic Child Labour - Loreto Day School, Sealdah has been working with the issue of child domestic work from the year 2002 with the support from Save the Children – India. Identifying child domestic workers, providing them with teaching and recreation and creating alternative opportunities for them has been the priority of the programme. Besides reaching out to them and changing their lives, making child domestic work socially and culturally unacceptable is the main aim of the programme. We now provide them with peer education, residential support for whoever needs, mainstreaming them to schools and provide them vocational training with job placement.

CHILDLINE is a national - 24 hours, free, emergency telephone helpline and outreach service for children in need of care and protection. 1908 is a toll free number common in all the cities of India under the project of Ministry of Women and Child Development Govt. of India. Currently it is operational in 255 cities, in partnership with 415 organizations across India. CHILDLINE provides intervention of shelter, medical, repatriation, rescue, death related, sponsorships, emotional support and guidance. CHILDLINE is associated with Loreto Sealdah since 23rd January.1999 where we do Outreach and Awareness, Follow-up of calls referred by collaborative organisation, rescue and repatriation.

The Brickfield Schools (BFS) are for the children of migrant Brickfield workers who mostly come from the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. Some are migrants from Bangladesh. Their children are unable to attend ‘mainstream' schools because of migration. Loreto Sealdah looks for funds to Fund the project. , Administers the project. Visits all schools regularly to monitor and support teachers. Delivers Teacher Training covering school management, appropriate teaching and learning strategies, lesson plans, evaluation.

Fisher Folk: In collaboration with Orissa Traditional Fish Workers Union Loreto is Running 33 Education Centres, Organizing Parents and Guardians for Participation in School Management and Community Development, Admitting Children in Government Schools after they have been suitably prepared, Promoting women’s rights and Economic Entrepreneurship, since 2012. We do teachers training and follow up/evaluate on a regular basis.

Sampurna (meaning Self Contented) was born in 2007. The main aim of Sampurna was to stop the infiltration of children in the city in form of child labour, street children, domestic labour, beggary etc. to keep them intact in the community, by providing them education and sensitizing them. Slowly Sampurna expanded its horizon and it’s working with women who are socially and economically disadvantaged, working for their upliftment and economic emancipation and is organizing various medical support programmes. As on date Sampurna is working through strong network of 12 centers with 45 trained community workers 1500 children spread in all these centers. Also there are more than 10,000 indirect beneficiaries spread in these 12 communities.

Knowledge Hub was created to cater to children from so many different backgrounds and levels of ability. Here our Resource teachers have developed specially designed materials to provide for their effective learning. Developing Accelerated materials, training the peer teachers in different Government and non-government schools, workshops on RTE / Value Education / Human Rights/ Child Protection/ Teaching methods are some of the courses that the Knowledge Hub team offers.

Barefoot Teacher Training - It is one of our most unique programmes running for the last 25 years and is designed for people who, since they have not completed their schooling, cannot qualify for a Teacher Training course, but are involved or can be involved in teaching in their villages or slums. The programme aims to take the person from where they are and build on that with practical classroom exposure. The training includes practical experience of teaching, guidance, planning and other teaching methodologies. Once they receive the methods and is trained to make teaching materials keeping in mind the environment they come from, they can teach anywhere.

For more details please contact: Sr. Flora Anthony, Project Director Email: