Convent of Jesus & Mary Sr. Sec. School
With the inspiration of St.. Claudine Thevenet, the Sisters of the Congregation of Jesus & Mary have been working with a commitment to have a just and humane society in the country since 1842.The inspiration provided by the Mother Founders, St. Claudine Thevenet, since 1818, continues to strengthen the convent in this commitment. The organisation believes that in the present scenario where evils like cast system , communalism and poverty are disintegrating the society, it becomes imperative to provide right education facilities to the youth .The education will not only equip the students not only with intellectual skills but also with a set of attitudes imbued with social, moral and spiritual values.
About the organisation
On 20th Novemeber, 1909 first batch of 3 nuns - M St Colette Cournane, M St Clothilde Daly and M St Margaret Christie came forward to work for the cause of the organisation and on 2nd December 1909 Convent of Jesus Mary School was inaugurated at the request of Fr Julius, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Agra. The first pupil was Albert Mortimer, son of Mr Connaught Ranger, a Catholic. The objective of the school is to promote all around development of students with respect to the needs of the society and personal growth. The organisation also encourages active participation in civic duties.
Association with Smile Foundation
Convent of Jesus and Mary is associated with Smile Foundation as a part of its programs under Smile Twin e-learning Programme (STeP). The programme is designed to impart following professional skills to the underprivileged youth in the target communities of Ambala Cantt.
Basic skills in computer, multimedia & web designing.
The organisation is paying their social responsibility through awareness activities in slum areas.
Stories of Hope
Vandana Kumari comes from a middle class family. Her father had given away his life to the habit of drinking. Vandana had to cope with a lot of challenges to complete her studies. She is married and has two sons .At one point in her life, she was feeling very low in self confidence because of poor communication skills. She then joined the STeP Programme in her locality. Today, she is working in HDFC bank as an Insurance Advisor.
Geeta Kushwaha belongs to a poor family in Ambala Cantt. Her father died 14 years back and the family has been finding it hard to sustain life. She could not continue her studies after 12th standard because of financial constraints in the family. She then joined the six month course of the STeP programme. Today she is doing a networking business with Revlon, the cosmetics company.