Pathways to Children is the major funding source for the operation of the Jan Seva School and Clinic and the related community outreach projects. Jan Seva and its programs are made possible through a partnership with the Society for Indian Children’s Welfare, an experienced and dedicated charitable organization with a long history of supporting children and families. Jan Seva’s mission is to give severely impoverished women and children in Kolkata the necessary education and skills to lift themselves out of poverty while caring for their basic nutritional and medical needs so that they can learn and thrive.
|Receiving the traditional Hindu blessing and welcome|
|Morning assembly to say the Indian pledge of allegiance and to sing the Indian national anthem|
|Inspecting the sewing machines in the women’s vocational training center|
|The University of Minnesota School of Public Health teammeets with the Jan Seva school administrators and community health coordinators|
|Notice the head covering|
Gandhiji Prem Nivas – Missionaries of Charity Leper Colony
|Entering Gandhiji Prem Nivas|
|Observing the looms – the fabric for the habits worn by the Missionary of Charities around the world
is woven at the Colony
|A resident spins the yarn|
|Families, whether or not infected, live together in the community|
|Fr. Borello explains the fabric dying process to the troops|
Kolkata – 2018
This is the story of a trip to Kolkata, India to serve those in great need and, along the way, to learn that non nobis solum nati sumus (not for ourselves alone are we born). The group includes the team from St. John Vianney College Seminary – a group of twelve seminarians led by Fr. Becker and Fr. Borello – and three graduate students from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.