I never knew some of the basic things which i should know like what is a good touch and a bad touch, places where i felt very uncomfortable which i could not share as i was unaware but now after attending the Adolescent Group Workshop at KMWSC on 14th March 2019 . I was well taught on many issues but this was one of my drill of Knowledge .
Bilkish Khatoon, Brick Fields School Project , Basirhat , West Bengal
For the past 2 weeks we have been experiencing the amazing culture of India and volunteering, visiting the many brilliant programmes the KMWSC runs . We met lots of incredible people during our time here and KMWSC has given us the most amazing experience which has really changed our lives. I am to grateful ti have been given this opportunity and I ma in awe of all the incredible work that the KMWSC are doing to change peoples lives for better .
Aoife Wallace , Student , Loreto College St Stephens Green , Ireland , Dublin .
I am a student from Loreto College St Stephens Green in Ireland . I feel hugely grateful to have been given a chance to fully immerse myself in Indian culture and Societyover the past two weeks. I along with 19 other students whom I traveled withhave been inspired by the outstanding work of Mary Ward Social Centre. Personally this experience has taught me the importance of standing for for is right and to try and change Step by step .
” You cant change the World for everyone but you can change the world for someone ”
Ellen McKimm , Student , Loreto College, St Stephens Green, Ireland , Dublin .
I would Just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the KMWSC . Your Work is hugely admirable and makes me really proud to be a part of the Loreto Family . Your work is changing lives immeasurably and we could feel that gratitude fro so many of the Children we meet . Thank you for including us in the powerful work you are doing .
Tara O’Sullivan , Student , Loreto College , St Stephens Green , Ireland, Dublin
Over the past 2 weeks we have been given the opportunity to immense ourselves in Indian life and Culture . We have been educated on many Different Programmes run by the Mary Ward Social Centre including the Brick Field and Anti Trafficking Centre , Loreto Schools and Rainbow Homes . We have come from Loreto St Stephens Green in Ireland and have come to gain more knowledge about the Mary Ward Work and to get a first hand experience on the running of them .I have been amazed by the Work she has done and the work followed on by volunteers. I am so blessed to have experience all of this throughout the past 2 weeks and have been touched by the amazing people who work so hard to make a change in peoples life for better .
Ellen Vahey , Student , Loreto College , St Stephens Green , Ireland, Dublin
We enjoyed and benefited so much from your brilliant programs . We were happy to be a part of One Billion Rising Campaign 2019 . It was such a moving and inspirational experience .
Dear sister Monica,
We would like to thank you for such a wonderful experience and a comfortable stay. We have learned a lot and have grown a hundred folds this past week. Not only has this trip instilled qualities like compassion, empathy, love, thankfulness and respect in us, but has also touched our hearts and souls in a million different ways.
We really appreciate the work done by you and your hardworking team towards the betterment of the society. You are bestowing your kindness and care on the unseen corners of this society. You have touched souls and hearts. We look forward to do the same.
Loreto Shimla Team
I had the opportunity of visiting some of the KMWSC projects and the expeirence was extraordinary . I encountered lots of great people working together , helping and encouraging others to be better . I only have good memories and i feel honoured that I could come and take part in these beautiful projects . I would definitely try to come back in the future .
‘My time in KMWSC has been a beautiful moment to share with commitment people. I feel so proud to belong to this big family, who are working hard to be the change they want to see in the world.
Definitely, as Mary Ward said, “In the future women will do much” and we are now in that future where women are working to improve their quality of life.
It’s amazing the amount of resources offered by KMWSC, available to develop different women skills, where they can feel not only useful but also being more autonomous.
Thank you so much for receiving me once more.’
‘‘ During my visits, I could realise that only possessions don’t make a person happy. Everyone I met was truly happy and so proud of what little they had. From a 2-year-old to 20-year-old person, everyone looked out for each other. Even though there was a language barrier with the children but I never felt it may be that is why it is said Happiness is a universal language. I have gained so much confidence interacting with the children of the KMWSC project areas that I have learned to embrace life with two hands never to give up on my dreams and work hard for each other.’’