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Address : 8/A1 Mahendra Roy Lane, Kolkata 700046, West Bengal

Major Intervention
• Boarding
• Parish apostolate
• Parish Catechesis
• Parish School
• Spoken English
• Vocational Training Centres - Tailoring, Typing and Computer

Who we are

We FMA, with Mary, transformed by the Word of God, living our consecrated life passionately like DB and MM broadening our horizons become missionaries of hope and joy with the young and for the young especially those in the periphery.

What we do?
The FMA Calcutta reaches out to thousands of boys and girls, children and women in the Auxilium convent Schools and other promotional centres spread over the states of West Bengal, New Delhi, UttarPradesh, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Sikkim, and the neighbouring country of Nepal. Our educative and promotive mission invites children young girls and women to lead lives of dignity and honor through various humanitarian services, such as:

• After-school care and various free-time activities
• Centres for the advancement of women
• Health education and nutrition
• Literacy courses
• Parish ministry and catechesis
• Promotional centers
• Schools of every kind and level
• Shelters for young girls and women at risk
• Student hostels
• Summer camps and programs
• Youth ministry

The latest in the social ministry records a unique program for the non schooling and marginalized children of the neighborhood to ensure the Right to Education for all children of locality with the scope to reach them to the zenith of dignity of human life.

Today the Salesian Sisters serve the young in 134 countries

• 3150 schools
• 1890 Orphanages, street children & other such programs
• 650 professional, Industrial Trades & agricultural schools
• 220 Hospitals & clinics
• 860 Nursery and Day Care Centers

Brief History
The poorest of the poor people surround the area of Gobra, Kolkata-46. The people were greatly in need of spiritual, physical and material help. At the invitation of Rev Fr Nicholas Lo Groi SDB, the then Provincial of Kolkata Salesian Province, a new presence began on 24 November 1974. Rev Sr Catherine Das FMA attended the mission of caring the parish run Bengali Medium Primary School from 29 January 1995. Earlier the school was catered by the Missionaries of Charity sisters.

Work began developing with two more sisters who joined the mission, one to look after the Typing and Tailoring classes and the other for running the dispensary and MCH programme for the poor people of the slums, oratory, helping in the pastoral work, family apostolate and family visit, and Church Decorum. The sisters were coming from Auxilium Park Circus. There was a great need for a separate community due to many difficulties. Thus a new community: Auxilium Convent Gobra was established canonically on 15 September 1982 with four sisters.