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Our founders believed in the liberative and transforming power of Christian Education of the poor, especially girls in transforming the society.  Mother Bernarda refused to give in to the temptation of educating the rich.  True to the legacy she left behind for us, we try to carry out education in a broad perspective in all the ministries we carry out. Because it plays a very important role in the progress of the Nation. No country will get into the path of success, unless and until, every person is sufficiently educated to meet the future challenges and to set aright the future goals.

a) Formal - Education

Our sisters teach in:

  • R.C. aided mission school, Gundapura, Kollegal taluk.
  • St. Mathias school, Jakkalli , Kollegal taluk.
  • Govt aided primary school & High school in Marianagar village, Hassan Dist.
  • Christa vidyalaya, Kannada Medium, Bangalore.
  • Govt. aided primary school, in Kodur, Vijayanagaram dist, Andhra Pradesh
  • Holy Spirit English Medium School, in Simdega, Jharkhand
  • Fatima Mata English medium Primary school, Miyapadavu, Kasargodu Dist.

Satvidya Rural Community College, Prakashpalya
This alternative college offers various skills trainings, life coping skills, communicative English and basic computer skills to girls from poor families with less educational qualifications and less financial resources. Skills training presently offered here are Nurse Assistants course, web designing and office secretary course. This college is trying to be recognized as Vocational Training Providers under the Modular Employment scheme of Govt. of India.

Holy Cross Community College, Thimmarajapalem, Andhra Pradesh
This alternative college provides skills trainings in Nurse Assistants training, Preschool teacher training and Office secretary course. All those who pass out from the community college are placed in jobs. This college is recognized as Vocational Training Providers under the Modular Employment scheme of Govt. of India.

Professional education in health care

  • Holy Cross School of Nursing, Kamagere: 40 girls are admitted each year and trained as nurses (Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery GNM). This is the first and leading school of nursing in the district.
  • Bernarda ANM School, Kamagere: 30 girls are admitted each year and trained as auxiliary nurses and midwives who are then absorbed by Govt into the rural primary health centres. This is meant for less qualified girls seeking health care profession.
  • Holy Cross school of Laboratory technician course, Chikmagalur: 20 students are admitted to this course and are trained as lab technicians.

All the three course are Govt. recognized and recognized by all professional bodies

b) Non-formal education

Satvidya Residential Bridge Course Centre for working children, Prakashpalya.
Situated in a rural village this centre offers one year intensive residential learning for school drop outs children below 14 years and enables them to write class 5 or 7 exams. After one year they are put back in the main stream schools to continue their education. Every year 50-60 children are educated and mainstreamed even though some of them may drop out again and go back to child labour. The centre works to reduce the out-of-school children’s number considerably. Their overall development is aimed at in this unique school and works hand in hand with National Child Labour Eradication Programme of Govt. of India and Karnataka.

Open School
This programme enables the students to write class 10 examinations through Karnataka Open School (KOS) or National Institute of Open School (NIOS). We provide coaching, help in registration etc. Many youth have benefited from this programme and some pursue college education today, since there is no age bar in this flexible programme.

Asha Bhavan, Madhavaram
50 girl children below the age of 16 years, - who are HIV infected or affected and are orphans or semi orphans - are given school education in the Govt. school in the neighbouring campus.


The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross lives the Franciscan spirituality. The spirit of the Congregation is the spirit of the Gospel which animated St. Francis of Assisi.


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Holy cross Provincialate
Medico Social Centre
Maruthi Nagar 1st Main
Madivala, Bangalore 560068

Tel.: 080- 2563 0074 (Secretary)