Author Archives: Ginny Halloran

Zemene’s School is Completed!

Aft Hot off the Press!  The construction of the four classroom school in Belessa, Ethiopia is completed!  It was furnished with school desks and blackboards and handed over to the local community education office this week.  Despite lack of water, civil strife, and great logistical issues, the local American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) succeeded in… MORE »

Saraswati Puja celebration

Pictures from the ‘Saraswati Puja’ celebration at Pathways Jan Seva school in Kolkata on February 1st. This Hindu festival is devoted to the Goddess of education, Mother Saraswati. This festival is also called ‘Vasant Panchami’ since it is celebrated during the spring season or ‘Vasant Ritu’. A scrumptious lunch of hot Khichhidi (rice and lentils… MORE »

St. John Vianney Seminarians trip to Kolkata

December 31st  – St. John Vianney seminarians, Father Borello and traveling companions at Twin Cities airport preparing to leave to Kolkata to work with Mother Teresa’s Sisters and to work in Pathways Jan Seva School and Clinics & picture of them in Kolkata. Below are some of the blogs written by the seminarians during their trip… MORE »

Pathways Holiday Letter

Dear Pathways Supporters: Thank you! Because of all the caring friends like you, Pathways to Children is providing education and health care to hundreds of children living in extreme poverty as well as providing “life changing” volunteer experiences to students. Pathways to Children had many positive developments and achievements in 2016. Collaboration with the University… MORE »

Diwali Celebration – 2016

Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights and is one of the most significant festivals in the Indian culture. On October 28th, staff & students of Jan Seva school in Kolkata celebrated. They celebrated with different types of firecrackers emanating light and sparkle, which was viewed and enjoyed by all! The children were delirious with joy,… MORE »

Bogota Students Arrive in Minneapolis

   Day 1 – July 3rd The 17 students from Bogota, Colombia arrived in Minneapolis the afternoon of July 3rd. While at their connecting flight destination in Houston, they got their first experience to pay with dollars for something to eat. Though having been prepped on the exchange rates, they were still surprised how many… MORE »

Bogota Students to Reunite in Minneapolis with Cristo Rey Friends

In November, 2015 Pathways took 17 students from inner city Minneapolis Cristo Rey high school to Bogota, Colombia. In Bogota each student was paired with a student from the Sisters of St Francis Rochester school that serves the low-income barrios in the northeastern neighborhoods of Bogotá. The students bonded amazingly well despite their cultural differences…. MORE »

Jan Seva Needs Assessment Wins Awards

Pathways To Children, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, sponsors field/research projects for graduate students. Our first project, a needs assessment of health priorities of parents and children served by Jan Seva School in Kolkata, India, developed by Colleen Longacre, won two PhD level awards in the School of Public… MORE »