NETHAJI NAGAR

ASSISI BHAVAN

Context

Assisi Bhavan is located at Ennore, a coastal area in the northern part of Chennai. The area is populated with Burmese Refugees who were repatriated on the coastal area of Nethaji Nagar. The people come from a very poor economic background and their livelihood is based on the sea and the resources in it.

History 

In 1980 Rev. Fr. Augustine, sdb, took the initiative to begin a primary school in this area to educate the children of the Burmese Refugees. He invited our sisters for this specific mission.

Mother Mary Metilda, the then Superior General, supported

this initiative. Later, the school was upgraded into a Middle School

by the hard work of the sisters. Since 1980 the sisters were

commuting from their convent in Ennore until a new convent was built near the school. In 1991, the convent was blessed by

Most Rev. Dr. Casimir Gnanadikam, sj, the then Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore. In 2002, the school was upgraded into a

High School because of the tireless efforts of our sisters. Since then the primary section and the high school section of the school are functioning separately. A Crèche was organised to take care of the children of those going for work and a Tailoring School was started to help the poor women of the area to find gainful employment.

Mission

The sisters have educated countless number of children, especially of the Burmese Refugees through their dedicated service. Besides these ministries, the sisters also participate in various pastoral and social activities of the parish.

Institutions

Sagaya Matha High School

Sagaya Matha Primary School

Contact Address

Assisi Bhavan

6 Street, Beach Road

Nethaji Nagar

Chennai – 600 057

Contact Number

Assisi Bhavan:  044-25735621

Sagaya Matha High School: 044-25751055