ORIGIN OF THE INSTITUTION
Holy Child Convent’ Jalpaiguri was opened in 1973 by the Society of the Sisters of Charity of Saints Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa also known as Sisters of ‘Maria Bambina’ (Holy Child Mary). Hence the Institution bears this name.
The Sisters of Charity came from Italy to India in 1860 and since then they are working in many parts of the country, in Orphanages, Hospitals, Homes for the Aged, Schools, Colleges and other charitable institutions. The institutions are owned by the Society, a body registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
VISION OF EDUCATION OF SISTERS OF CHARITY CALCUTTA PROVINCE
The Sisters of Charity of Saints Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa (S.C.C.G.) dedicate themselves to holistic education and to the service of youth, the sick, and the needy engaging themselves to be a sign of God’s love among people in conformity with the charism of the Institute.
In the light of the Gospel and the charism of St. Bartolomea, we commit ourselves to Education for Transformation’ by forming individuals to be spiritually oriented, intellectually alert, morally upright, emotionally balanced, patriotic, socially conscious and be agents of change for a just society.
Provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment to discover the treasure within:
> To make the students aware of their dignity as children of God
> To develop their intellectual, creative and aesthetic faculties
> To cultivate in them love and appreciation for their culture and traditions
> To train them to make correct use of their judgment, will and affectivity
> To inculcate sense of values
> To prepare them for an honest living
> To develop a well balanced personality for the good of the society