Within the suggested itinerary 4 days are given to visiting the Loreto School in Delhi. Here the group can work with the school to participate in local community projects. The full programme can be arranged in conjuction with the convent.
History of Loreto School, Delhi
In 1821 an Irish woman called Mother Teresa Ball founded the first house of the Institute in Ireland and called it 'Loreto House'. From here in 1841 a group of nuns led by Mother Delphine Hart brought the Institute to India, and founded Loreto House, Calcutta. Loreto Convent School, Delhi was founded in 1965.In October 1964 two Loreto nuns came to Delhi- Mother M Francis Clare and Mother M Aquin. They lived at 28, Mall Road while the school building was under construction. Classes started in tents in January 1965 at 28 Mall Road, with Mother Francis Clare as the Founder Principal. By the end of the year there were 370 children on the rolls. In July 1966 a number of classrooms were ready and the school building on Parade Road was occupied. There were now 500 children in the school building. The number rose to 700 by 1969, and 840 by the end of 1970.The numbers had outgrown the available classrooms, and so a new wing was added in 1972 containing, besides extra classrooms, the much needed Science Laboratories for the Senior School. By 1980 the numbers had grown to 1200 and extra classrooms were urgently needed. These were built and rooms were also provided for Home Science and Work Experience. They have around 1700 students in the school at the moment.
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