Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes, Headmistress of Moreau Holy Cross School, with students. 
Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes, Headmistress of Moreau Holy Cross School, greets the students at their sports day activities.

Ministry in Bangladesh

Sisters of the Holy Cross sponsored ministries:

Holy Cross College
Dhaka, Bangladesh
          Among the most highly rated schools in Bangladesh, Holy Cross College is a two-year (levels 11 and 12) program for women that offers humanities, science and business education. Upon completing the program and passing the national examination, students may be admitted to university. Sister Shikha Laetitia Gomes is principal. View the Holy Cross College website.

Holy Cross Girls’ High School
Dhaka, Bangladesh
          This primary/secondary school for girls has an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students. In addition, it offers an afternoon program for students unable to pay. The school is among the most highly rated in Bangladesh. Sister Rani Catherine Gomes is the school’s headmistress.

Holy Cross Students' Hostel
Dhaka, Bangladesh
          The hostel provides structured housing and common living for young women attending college and higher education in Dhaka. The facility can accommodate approximately 40 women and is staffed by sisters. Sister Monju Corraya is the director.

Moreau Holy Cross School
Bhadun, Bangladesh
          This primary school for girls and boys opened in January 2015. Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes is the school’s headmistress.

Holy Cross Health Education Center
Kulaura, Bangladesh
          The center provides basic health education and dispenses needed medication to people living in the general vicinity of the center. Sister Thecla Dinila Nokrek is director of the program.

Kulaura (Pratasha) Sewing Center
Kulaura, Bangladesh
          This program teaches women to sew items that are sold to commercial markets, thus bringing income into the home. Sister Anita Gomes is director of the ministry.

Bhadun (Arunalaya) Sewing Center
Bhadun, Bangadesh
          The center teaches sewing and machine embroidery to women to provide them with a source of income. Sister Dipali Helena D’Costa is director of the program.

CSC Fund/Ministry With the Poor grant recipients
for 2016-2017:

Moreau Holy Cross School
Bhadun, Bangladesh
          Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes received funds to provide salaries, seminars and educational tours at the elementary school that is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.

Mother Teresa Catholic School
Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
          Sister Molli Gertrude Costa received funds to purchase a computer, teaching aids, library books and to give workshops for teachers.

Teachers of Holy Cross Afternoon Literacy Program
Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
          Sister Rani Catherine Gomes received funds for a teacher’s salary and to purchase exercise books for 300 students in grades 1-5.

Proggalay Discerners House
Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
          Sister Barnita Scholastica Mangsang received funds for medical, food and lodging expenses, intensive English courses, classes in art, music, leadership training, books and materials for girls discerning their role in the congregation.

Boarding Hostel
Khagrachari Hill Tract, Bangladesh
          Sister Bernadette Shilpi Rebeiro received funds to provide food, lodging, admission and school fees and books for poor students living at the hostel in a primitive area.

Pratasha Sewing Center
Kulaura, Moulovi Bazar, Bangladesh
          Sister Anita Gomes received funds to purchase fabric, provide salaries and stipends for workers, and seminars at a center that trains girls and women to sew and provide jobs so they can provide for their families.

Holy Cross Health Education Center
Kulaura, Moulovi Bazar, Bangladesh
          Sister Thecla Dinila Nokrek received funds to provide salary support for Holy Cross Sister teaching health classes and treating patients at a health center serving very poor residents in a remote rural area.

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