Navajyothi

 

Navajyothi

 

Congregation of the Sisters Adorers

The head office of Navajyothi is located in Marol, in the outskirts of Mumbai. The Provinvial who manages the organization is Sister Pauline, she is assisted by Sister Margily Kompan.

Home in Marol

This building hosted Snehasadan House n°13 in the ground floor till it moved in 2007. Now both floors provide shelter to girls who arrived in Mumbai and who are victims of prostitution or threatened by the same. An apprenticeship centre helps them to get a qualification and eventually live on their own by finding a job and a place in the society.

Homes in Goa

These houses are located on the west coast of India, about 500 Km at the south of Mumbai. Goa is also the native land of Father Placido Fonseca.

Due to the development of child prostitution in this area wher e small girls are in permanent danger, the religious Sisters opened a first shelter for young girls.

The main room was inaugurated in March 1994. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and surrounded by a garden. In 1998 a second floor was added to bring more space.

The girls are mostly orphans, they may have alcoholic parents or be from families who live in the street close to protitution areas. The religious Sisters take the initiative to meet the children but also teenage girls ask for protection for their younger daughters.

All the children attend local schools. There they have classes in Hindi and Konkani (local language), but they can also learn English and Marathi (language of Maharashtra, the state of Mumbai).

Five religious Sistersreside in this house under the reponsibility of Sister Mary Jancy.

Home in Kerala

This one is located in a village called Moothakara, 3 kms away from Quilon, the main city in the district of Kollam. The home was inaugurated on 1st March 2005 and its main hall bears the name of A.F.E.A.

Five religious Sisters live in this house among which is Sister Therese the Principal who used to be in charge of Snehasadan House n°13. Three of the Sisters work outside.

The money they earn allows to maintain the home and help poor families of the village that Sister Therese and Sister Elisabeth sustain and visit regularly.

The house hosts about thirty children. Some still have a parent whereas others are orphans. All these children are sponsored through A.F.E.A. Women in distress with babies and living alone can be hosted for some time.

The Sisters set-up a textile workshop. They own cows and another workshop for fish salting. These activities generate additional revenues that they distribute as a help to the poorest people who are unable to work or have any activity due to their age or handicap.