Aurangabad

Social Action Centre, Modha

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Foundation Date: 27th June, 1979.
In the beginning Mondha community was the extension community of Holy Cross Ashram, No.12. It
was Sr. Marala Monteiro being part of Holy Cross Ashram No.12 community had been engaged in
social work and was looking for place to establish herself and her work.Holy Cross Vikas
Kernder, Mondha, as it is known today, had it’s origin in the year 1979, as a sub-centre of
the Holy Cross Ashram No. 12. It was mainly due to the tireless efforts of Rev. Sr. Marala
Monteiro, who was engaged in social service at that area that paved the way for the foundation
of this community. There is a saying, “No road is long with a good friend beside you.” It
was the support and encouragement of our beloved Sr. Marian Lobo superior of Holy cross Ashram
No.12, who showed interest in the noble cause and soon the providence provided them a lively
little house surrounded by land. And they got it for a song. Rev. Sr. Marian Lobo, the then
superior of Holy cross Ashram , No.12, showed very keen interest in the noble cause, and as
soon as a beautiful piece of land was bought, a lively little community was set in motion by
divine providence

Initially the work was consisted in :

  • Catering to the needs of The poor girls of the locality and aimed at their overall
    development.
  • training them for Needle-work, handicrafts and other income generating enterprises.

The great and noble work at Mondha was supported by the magnanimity of our then sisters of
Holy Cross Ashram no.12. God bless their generosity.

Today we are in a new built house inaugurated on 10th sep.2000. The great and challenging work
is carried out with one heart and mind in a loving and warm ambiance.


A Peep into Today’s Mondha

We are a family of 6 members
Sisters

  • Sr. Fatima Fernandes - Superior
  • Sr. Mabel Fernandes - Helping in Nursery.
  • Sr. Maud Pimenta - Nursery In-charge
  • Sr. Veronica Menezes - Tailoring Centre In-charge
  • Sr. Dolly Fernandes -Teacher in Holy Cross English High School
  • Sr. Pinky Rose - Social Work

Our community here at Mondha is indeed a commune, anyone who steps into the portal of holy vikas Kendra can experience a heightened sense of affability and availability, sensitivity and receptivity, coupled with an all pervasive mutual care and concern. This experience of belongingness and togetherness achieved in our daily communion with God in the Eucharist is translated and transported into our daily humanitarian activities aimed at the welfare of the people of God.

besides these activities we work in 15 villages, for 1972 families (st- 1366. Sc-595) focusing
on water, livelihood, health and hygiene, we carry out the following works:

  • Nursery - Balwadi
  • Coaching classes for slum students.
  • All round formation of Rag Pickers.(education, nutrition, health and hygiene )
  • Tailoring center and tailoring classes for young girls and women.

We also work in 2 slum areas, carrying out the activities like;

  • Computer classes.
  • Training and exposure programme for the women and youth.

Besides these activities we work in 15 villages, for 1972 families (st- 1366. Sc-595) focusing on water, livelihood, health and hygiene, we carry out the following works:

  • Self-help groups in all 15 villages.
  • Tailoring classes
  • Coaching classes
  • Empowering women towards efficient governance.
  • Motivating for RBI (right base information) and PRI (Panchayat Raj Intuitions)
  • Poultry and animal husbandry
  • Bio gas
  • Training for the staff and the animators.

The sisters in Mondha work tirelessly for the all round formation of the poor. Their presence among the rag-pickers is a great challenge, We strive to change their scars into stars.

Sponsorship:

IF YOU CANNOT BE THE SUN BE A LAMP, IF YOU CANNOT BE THE FOREST BE A LITTLE SHRUB, IF YOU CANNOT BE THE OCEAN, ADD ATLEAST A DROP IN THE OCEAN AND BECOME A PART OF THE OCEAN.

Do visit our organization and let us join hands together to make a difference. Help in any form will oblige us. You can sponser, stationary, cloths, neutrion or sponsor a Childs school fees/collage fees, sewing machine for girls, computers for youth.

You can drop in your might in, Sr. Superior, Holy Cross Vikas Kendra,
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA, MONDHA , AURANGABAD. Account no 1558932758