In rural, impoverished areas of West Bengal, literacy rates are very low. Because of the great distances, children are unable to pay for transportation, and so are often prevented from pursuing an education in the city.
For the purpose of providing a basic education to rural children, the PSOC has six primary schools in rural locations. In addition, the St. Ignatius English Medium School has also been established. It is located next to the Theotokos Girls’ Orphanage in Bakeswar.
Village schools are located in Takouranitsok, Dilgagram, Monachorpour, Kakun, Kalighat, and Ghorada. In our 5 schools in the villages, apart from the teachers’ salaries, all the books for the students are provided.