What started in a very simple way in 2006 has now developed into two Primary Schools, Madoya and St. Clare’s. St. Clare’s has also St. John Bosco and New Life and New Hope as satellite ECD centres and junior classes. Five years ago HCH started St. Francis Secondary School to provide secondary education for our pupils from St. Clare’s primary school.
Identification of children for admission into these schools are done by the Social Workers through house visits and community structures. All the identified children are school age children but are not in any school due to poverty, irresponsibility of the parents and cost of schooling in both public and private schools around.
Madoya primary school is situated in one of poorest slums and close to a river. The area is prone to flooding especially during rainy season, therefore the structures are raised with metallic bars. Due to lack of space, it can only accommodate up to class 6. After which the pupils join St. Clare for class 7 & 8. The number of children attending this Primary School currently is 295. Despite their extremely poor surroundings the children here are very keen to learn.
Children’s Rights training is carried out in the schools so that they become aware of their rights, responsibilities and be able to champion for their own rights. They are involved in various extra-curricular activities which include: Environmental Club, a Scouting Club and various Ball Games.
St.Clare, New Life, New Hope and St.John Bosco Primary Schools
In our schools we provide morning break porridge and a hot meal at lunch time.were are doing this in partnership with Feed the Children Organization which provide us with cereals and cooking oil yearly . In addition to the above, they also provide flat shoes to all the children. The rest of the food items e.g. porridge flour, sugar, vegetables, fruits etc we get support from other well-wishers mainly Caritas Bozen and Caritas Karnten. HCH also provide school outfit (uniform) to each child which is a requirement from both the government and Feed the Children Organization for easier identification especially during the times when meals are being served.
St. Francis of Assisi secondary school
St. Francis of Assisi is a modern Secondary school that was established in 2012 to offer secondary education to our children from the primary and other needy students from the local communities. it has an average performance.