The Cathedral Alumni Association & St. Jude India ChildCare Centres

thumb_IMG_7383_1024Happy faces at the Cathedral & John Connon Alumni Association sponsored Centre at the newly inaugurated Cotton Green Campus of St. Jude India ChildCare Centres on 30/3/2107.

IMG_9425From left to right: Nana Patekar (actor), Dr. S Sharma ( Director Academic Tata Memorial Centre), Manisha Parthasarthy (Vice Chairman St. Jude), Mukeeta Kataria Jhaveri ( alumni), Mr. Nitin Gadkari Minister of Shipping & Road Transport, Mr. Sanjay Bhatia (Chairman Mumbai Port Trust), Dr. Rajendra Badwe ( Director Tata Memorial Centre) & Dr.S. Banavali ( Head of Pediatric Oncology Tata Memorial Centre)

Our centre will provide free housing and holistic care to —— children and their below poverty-line families while they are undergoing treatment at Tata Memorial. Their initial stay typically lasts 6-8 months and follow-up visits over 2 more years. For many of them the alternate options would be living on the pavement or abandoning treatment or worse, death by immunity compromise.

We at the Association were happy to support a unique tripartite CSR Partnership between an NGO, a world renowned Cancer Hospital & Mumbai Port Trust which will provide not only housing for 165 family units but education and recreation, music & art therapy, counseling, skill building for the parents.