Mary Ward (1585 - 1645)

Foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Activity Literacy Center

On the 11th of December, 2017, the volunteers and regular teachers of the Loreto Literacy Center made Christmas Celebrations very meaningful to the children. The message of Christmas was clearly reflected through the enactment of the Nativity Play by junior school children of Loreto House. The play was thoroughly enjoyed by the children of the Loreto Literacy Center. Carol singing by both volunteers and the children brought in the spirit of Christmas beautifully. This was followed by the sharing of gifts among the children which is the main essence of Christmas. There was love, joy, peace and hope everywhere.


Every week from Monday to Friday children from the middle and senior school visit the Loreto Literacy Centre during their SUPW classes to interact with the children from nursery to class five. This interaction is a part of the Each One Teach One Programme. They share a wonderful rapport with each other since they come every week and get actively involved in helping with their work, teaching rhymes, stories & craft.


On the 16th of November, 2017 Blood grouping was organized by Lions Club Kolkata for the children of the Literacy Centre. After the blood test was done each child was provided with a card with their name and blood group mentioned.


Children’s Day was a very special occasion at the Loreto Literacy Centre. The program began with a prayer service as we need God’s blessings at the beginning of every program. This was followed by an entertaining programme that the teachers had prepared with much love and care. Magic Show was the next part of the celebrations. The little children enjoyed the show and the Centre was reverberating with their laughter.The program ended with food packets and gifts distributed to the children.


On the 6th of November, 2017, class XI-Commerce organized an event for the parents of the children of the Loreto Literacy centre. This ‘Financial Literacy Workshop’ was a part of their SUPW project. It provided information on banking. The parents learnt about the benefits of opening a bank account and about other schemes provided by banks for the upliftment of the people - in terms of Micro-finance/Credit. Mrs Chatterjee who was the guest speaker works in a bank and she answered most of the questions the parents asked. We would like to thank Mrs Kapur and Mrs A. Basu for their constant support and guidance. We would also like to thank our Principal, Mrs Gaspar for encouraging us to make a difference in the lives of people through this ‘Financial Literacy Workshop’.


The Nursery teachers of the Literacy Centre use tabs to teach the little children. They show them movies on Barbie, Little Red Riding Hood etc. These motivational classes have helped greatly to arouse their interest in learning.


On the 5th of September 2017 Teachers’ Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the children of the Literacy Centre. The children had prepared dances, songs and had also dressed up as eminent characters like Mother Teresa, Sachin Tendulkar etc to entertain their beloved teachers. Round Table an organization which works for the welfare of the underprivileged had organized a program on the same day to make the children aware of the importance of Oral Health Care. After an interactive session, the children were given oral health care packets. It was a highly enriching program.


On the 3rd of September Children of the Literary Centre took part in SPOTLIGHT 2017 held at St Xavier’s College Auditorium, they won the 2nd prize for Fashion Show.


On the 11th of August, 2017, Loreto Literacy Centre celebrated Independence Day by taking part in activities which began at 9:30 am with a Sit and Draw Competition. The children from Nursery to Class V participated. They were asked to draw the National Flag, the Lotus National Flower, Peacock the National Bird and Scenery showing Independence Day Celebration. The children were taken to the School Hall for Prize Distribution. Prizes were distributed by Mrs Gaspar. The programme ended with the singing of the National Anthem.


At present we have 130 students. The medium of instruction is English. Once a week the children have a singing class. Every morning before class breakfast is provided to the children, which is sponsored.

Sr. A. Nirmala, Principal, Sr. Barbara Sister Incharge, Mrs. Q. Roy & Mrs. E. Anthony, regular teachers Mrs. S. Dey, regular volunteer along with 26 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 life and a place in society.

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.


On 3rd September, 2016 the Loreto House Literacy Centre held general Health Check up by a panel of doctors from RSV Hospital organized by Mr. Rahul Vasisht.There were no major health issues except for some children being anaemic and some had eye problems.