I was born in an Indian Christian family from Goa, and born and brought up in Mumbai. I am a teacher by profession - graduated from Sophia College and completed my B.Ed from St. Xavier’s Institute of Education. I have taught standard VIII – X for 37 years and have worked in the capacity of a supervisor and Acting Principal. I live in Mumbai with my husband, an engineer. I have two children, well settled and three grandsons. I am actively involved in Church activities and social service.
I have been associated with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for over a decade. Initially I joined Good Shepherd to assist in Pro-Cana Marriage Bureau and worked whole heartedly to help single men and women find suitable life partners. In school I was involved in teaching children from lower income group and developed the heart, and this motivated me to join the study class held at the Good Shepherd Convent for the marginalized students. I helped at summer camps, and fund raising schemes. When required I teach English to candidates from other States and to sisters in the initial formation stage. I take an active part in all programmes conducted by the sisters.
It’s a challenge to labour with zeal, inculcate good values and develop the skills of the disadvantaged children entrusted to my care. I explore new strategies, try to make teaching interesting by simplifying different topics, thus enhancing their learning skills. Regular written and oral tests are conducted to check their level of improvement. A word of praise and encouragement lifts them up. Character building and instilling moral values is my prime concern. It is an enriching experience to teach those who are less fortunate and through my deeds I would like to be vibrant witness and move beyond boundaries.
Inspired by the charism of Mary Euphrasia who in her encounter with God found strength, courage and light for her mission, I shall aspire to move ahead with a firm commitment to be a facilitator of a just and humane society. The zeal of St. Mary Euphrasia gave me the impetus to move forward with courage and humility to bring joy and a ray of hope to the society and world at large. I shall try to imbibe the spirit of Mary Euphrasia who worked zealously for vulnerable women and children in different countries. I believe that every person is the sum of his/her own works. Though the path is often rough, uneven, crooked and strewn with obstacles we should not give up but keep our eyes on the finish line like Mary Euphrasia.
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region