The Congregation of the sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Mangalore is established in the year 1921 by the Servant of God Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas. The education of the girl child, empowerment  of women, education for excellence, sharing the compassionate love of God in all our endeavours has been the striving force of  Bethany over the past 9 decades. Rev. Fr RFC Mascarenhas opened the second branch House of Bethany at Balkunje in remote village on 8 June 1930 with a desire to empower the poor and the marginalized.

Over the years the Congregation felt the need of providing a hostel at Balkunje for girls from the rural areas. The then Superior General Sr Jyothi BS and Sr Inviolata the then Provincial Superior under the leadership of Sr Helen Mary as the Superior and Sr Maureen the Headmistress of St Paul’s High School took full responsibility to renovate the old residence. In year 2007 Providence Hostel, Balkunje came into existence with 12 students; Sr Clerita served as the Warden and Sr Carmencit aassisted her.
Eight batches have benefited from this hostel so far and have enjoyed the education facility. The girls belong to backward class, schedule caste and minority groups from Bidar, Raichur, Gulbarga, Uttar Kannada, Vijapura, Belgaum, Goa and Dakshina Kannada. They are not supported by their family members as they cannot afford. Hence we take the initiative to educate them with help of donors, people of good will and our Congregation.

In the year 2011 with the initiative of Rev. Sr Mariette the then Provincial Superior of Mangalore Province, Sr Nathlia the Correspondent and Sr Estelita the hostel Warden a new building came into existence in the Convent premises with aid of World Servants and the Congregation.

It has been a Herculean task to provide the needs of these growing children. But our joy is great to see them getting empowered and doing well in academic and extra-curricular activities. They show progress in their behavioural patterns, group dynamics and character formation too. Year by year progress is seen in these children. At present there are 65 students studying from 5th to 10thStd. Sr Zenita is the Warden and Sr Prameela her assistant; they cater to their needs with the able guidance of Sr Nathalia the Correspondent, and Sr Paulette the Headmistress.

Address

Providence Hostel, Balkunje- 574154.

Mangalore Tq. D.K.

Telephone No. 9482168672   (0824-2298788)
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Year of Establishment 01.06.2007
Status Unaided
Warden Sr Zenita BS
Correspondent Sr Nathalia BS

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