Good Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary
The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, well known as Religious of the Good Shepherd was founded in France in 1835 by St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier. She was born on 31st July, 1796 in France. She was gifted with a deep love for humanity and socially marginalized young girls and women. By the time of her death on 24th April 1868, she had founded 110 convents across the world, including one in India in 1854.
At present, Good Shepherd mission partners (sisters and partnersin-mission) are working in 74 countries for the empowerment of girls and women, especially who are at high risk, thereby bringing healing and reconciliation. The Congregation is affiliated to the United Nations as a not-for-profit organization in special consultative status with ECOSOC.
The mission in India was established on 14th August 1854 through education, health and homes for the disadvantaged children and young girls. Later, it was expanded to the rural areas to promote the rights and the development of Tribal, Dalit and other backward communities including women and children, victims of violence, abuse, discrimination and neglect.
The ministries addressed the following themes: Girl Child, Economic Justice, Anti-Human Trafficking, Safe Migration, Holistic Health, Formal and Non-Formal Education and Integral Ecology, with our interventions based on rights-based approach. We also have our presence in Nepal since 1998.
For 159 years, Sisters of the Good Shepherd in India functioned as one province as Province of India/Nepal. In order to be more effective in our ministries and for easy administration, the Province of India/Nepal bifurcated in November 2013 into two new provinces namely, Province of South-West India and Province of Central East India/Nepal.
The province of Central East India/Nepal (CEIN) has it’s Provincialate in Nagpur. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd CEIN are present in 8 states in India, both in rural and urban areas: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Goa and Assam apart from Nepal.
Prepare Generation – Z to lead transformational change from ego system awareness to eco system awareness and for responsible universal citizenship.
Education according to St. Mary Euphrasia is to develop to the fullest all that is best in the human personality psychologically, physically, intellectually, socially, aesthetically and spiritually. The province of Good Shepherd CEIN has developed a strategic plan which will help us fulfil our goal together as we strive for transformation.
Education should be experiential and holistic, preparing young minds to be socially and environmentally conscious to respond to the pressing current realities and prepare to become warriors of intergenerational change.
Initiate: Shift from traditional learning style to eco-centric experiential learning. Create opportunities and safe spaces for exploring curiosity and creativity.
Innovate: Bridge the digital gender divide by use of digital technology and tools. Cultivate generative social fields.
Integrate: Engage the body, mind and soul by involvement of the whole person to analyze, assimilate and act justly. Build a culture of eco-warriors who care for selves, society and the common home.
IMPACT: Well- equipped centres of transformation, offering opportunities for young persons to be God-centred, justice - oriented and integrated citizens, contributing to the wellbeing of the human family.
OUTCOME: Gen-Z education for socially and ecologically responsible citizens.
Honouring the vision of our mother foundress St. Mary Euphrasia, the two schools – one in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (1925) and another in Karjat, Maharashtra (2003) continue to respond relevantly to the signs of time, educating and equipping students to be humane humans.
The institutions owned and managed by the Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd come under the category of Christian Religious Minority Institutions established and administered within the scope and ambit of the safeguards of the Articles 29 and 30 of the Indian Constitution with the right to establish and administer Educational Institutions of their choice.
Our schools are primarily for Catholics and thereafter for other communities, irrespective of religion, race, caste and language. They are therefore MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS within the meaning of Article 30 of the Constitution of India. We promote education according to the Christian ideals.