Darjeeling Relief 2017
Darjeeling has been facing a crisis due to political issues, which has resulted in the city being isolated due to economic blockade. The people of this beautiful city are suffering from poverty, hunger and disease.
The Alumni Association of St Joseph’s School, Northpoint, Darjeeling (which is a school run by the Jesuit Fathers) has come forward to help the people in need. They have opened community kitchens which are providing free food to the hungry.
Loyola School, Jamshedpur and Loyola Alumni Association are jointly lending a helping hand in this philanthropic work.
The Gerald Durrell Corner, Knowledge Centre
Loyola again took a path less traveled.
It has honoured a renowned environmentalist and an author, Gerald Durrell. “My Family and Other Animals’ is the most famous of his 37 books. It was even prescribed for Senior Cambridge literature.
Loyola is the only Gerald Durrell Centre in India. It has been set up with the objective of creating an awareness towards sensitizing students on the delicate environment. Loyola Durrell Centre, which has 27 titles is probably one of the fewer schools that own so many titles, some of them out of print. We have movies and also documentaries on how to save creatures on the verge of extinction.
Once Upon A Time: Education at Loyola
A chapter from the book Once Upon a Time written by Fr. George Hess, SJ
Many incidents took place during my ten years as principal yet they are not the life of the school. They are something like the presence of the fat in meat which gives taste to what otherwise would be bland; and so it is memorable incidents, other than school routine, which mark days and years.
School routine in Loyola in 1953 began with the annual start of the school year in early January and a few years later, for reasons of school certificate exams in February, the opening of classes moved to March. For me the January opening was a major difference from the American school/college system where the opening of classes takes place in September, the end of summer.