Clara Niwas, Lucknow
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God takes initiative to love us and that is always with a sense of mission. In response to the Chapters and Assembly of the New Millennium and the awareness of the signs of the times and situations, Varanasi province ventured anew into the Domestic Workers Movement in Lucknow.In February 2001, Sr. Tara, the animator, Srs. Daisy Paul and Chanda travelled to Lucknow with good will and determination.
They stayed in rented houses until they got a house of their own. Sister Daisy Paul worked in the diocesan Socio-Pastoral Centre and others were fully engaged with the people in the slum. In 2006 October 10th the new house ‘Clara Niwas’ was blessed and inaugurated by Rev. Bishop Albert D’Souza, the then Bishop of Lucknow.
As time passed, Navjagriti house also got completed and began to shelter girls who come to the cities in search of work. It is a home for the welfare of women especially domestic workers who fall prey to the evils of society.
Today, in many creative ways, our sisters reach out to the people. There are six centres where tailoring and adult education are given. They are taught dignity of human labour and how to respect themselves and others.
The sisters teach them to read, write, house-keeping, cleanliness and home remedies for ordinary sickness.