Col­lege Servite to In­dia

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Ayer's Cliff

Sev­er­al­stu­dents of Col­lege Servite, in Ayer’s Cliff, will be spend­ing their Christ­mas hol­i­day a lit­tle far from home: in the Tamil Nadu State in the south of In­dia. The six stu­dents will join up with other Servite stu­dents from the United States, France and Aus­tralia for the visit to In­dia. The stu­dents will first meet in Chen­nai, then head south to visit tem­ples, Servite schools for hand­i­capped chil­dren and a leper-house, also run by the lo­cal com­mu­nity of Servites de Marie.

There are two main goals of this trip: to make stu­dents aware of the daily lives of the peo­ple in this part of the world while liv­ing a unique spir­i­tual ex­pe­ri­ence; and to bet­ter un­der­stand the re­al­ity of In­di­ans, In­dia be­ing an eco­nomic force in the world of busi­ness to­day.

The ben­e­fits of the trip will be many for the Col­lege Servite and its stu­dents be­cause of the con­nec­tions that will be made with the other schools vis­ited. The stu­dents are tak­ing the trip as spe­cial­ists and am­bas­sadors of projects and ac­tiv­i­ties so that each stu­dent will have a con­nec­tion to the schools vis­ited and a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of life in In­dia.

The Ayer’s Cliff stu­dents will leave on De­cem­ber 26th for this two week trip.

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