Ranchi, India – 22 December 2016. In the presence of the children, the teachers, many parents and friends of the Brothers of Charity, the extension of the Saint Peter’s School was solemnly inaugurated and consecrated on Thursday, 22 December 2016.
With the support of the South Campaign, organized by Fracarita Belgium, Saint Peter’s Simalia in Ranchi was extended with new classrooms, a library, a computer room, and a lab so that the school now can educate the children to Grade 10 instead of Grade 6. As such, Saint Peter’s is now a high school according to Indian standards, with a nursery department, a primary department, and a secondary department.
In his speech, Bro. René Stockman, Superior General of the Brothers of Charity, underlined the importance of the completion of the education for the children of this poor neighbourhood, giving them more opportunities to build their lives with dignity in society. The school was established in 2004, at the initiative of a few brothers, who, by doing so, got the children out of the quarries where they worked. Today the school has 315 pupils!