Sister Thecla Dinila Nokrek oversees an examination. 
Sister Thecla Dinila Nokrek, far right, observes as health worker Roshendra Shorma takes a patient's blood pressure at Holy Cross Health Education Center.

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 2015-2016:

Bhadun Sewing Center
Bhadun Village, Gazipur, Bangladesh
          Sister Dipali Helena D’Costa received funds to purchase sewing machines and equipment, and to provide sewing center salaries for the training and employment of women.

Moreau Holy Cross School
Bhadun Village, Gazipur, Bangladesh
          Sister Jamuna Magdeline Gomes received funds for salaries, teacher training, furniture and equipment, and other supplies for the school, which started in 2015.

St. Kateri Takhaquitha Girls Hostel
Jalchatra, Tangail, Bangladesh
          Sister Mrinalini Goretti Rema received funds to pay students’ school and housing fees at a hostel for indigenous Garo girls in classes VI-X.

Saint John Dispensary
Khagrachari Hill Tract, Bangladesh
          Sister Felicita Corraya received funds for health awareness programs and to purchase medicine for the dispensary that serves more than 1,000 people in a remote parish.

Holy Cross Health Education Center
Lokhipur Mission, Kulaura, Moulovi Bazar, Bangladesh
          Sister Thecla Dinila Nokrek received funds to provide salaries, staff training, educational activities, and treatment of patients at a health clinic that ministers to employees and their families who work at the tea garden.

Pratasha Sewing Center
Lokhipur Mission, Kulaura, Moulovi Bazar, Bangladesh
          Sister Anita Gomes received funds to provide materials, stipends, seminars and solar light for the sewing center that trains women so they can help support their families.

Kuthipara Adibashi (Indigenous) Pre-Primary School
Dharmadash, Rangur, Bangladesh
          Sister Hashi Margaret Pereira received funds to provide salaries for one supervisor, two teachers and one additional employee for five years at a school in a remote area.

Father Boudreau's Medical Centre
Patharghata, Chittagong, Bangladesh
          Sister Nita Rozario received funds to provide health awareness programs, medicine and nutrition, and doctors’ fees at a medical center for handicapped children.


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To read more about the sisters’ educational ministry in Bangladesh, see Holy Cross College and High School, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Rural Schools and Cooperative Programs. 

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