Mary Ward JPIC South Asia General Meet:
Mary Ward JPIC South Asia General Meet (virtual), with 45 CJ schools and Loreto schools, was held on 15th – 17th January 2021. At the conclusion of the General Meet, it was decided that the Mary Ward Schools would adopt the following goals by September 2024: Gender and Water Audit through a survey conducted by the students and the staff and adopt the green campus program in all institutions and contribute to the SDG.
One Billion Rising (OBR): A good number of students took part in The ONE BILLION RISING global campaign in the month of February on the topic “Rising Gardens”. This was to commemorate, to value and protect MOTHER EARTH. Gardens remind us of our enduring connection to life, to each other and to Earth, which protects and nurtures life.
Women’s Day Celebration: International Women’s Day was observed, by all the schools in different ways, to empower and celebrate the women around us. St. Mary’s, Bangalore prepared a short programme through the self-initiative of our girls. https://youtu.be/JKfXmJe4z2s
Seeking Justice: The arrest and Judicial custody of Fr. Stan Swamy SJ, the Social Activist, had/has shaken the country and the values it stands for. The Church and many NGO groups had organized rallies, inter faith prayer services, webinars and discussions where most of us took part.
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