Educational & Employment Programs

Some studies in education have revealed  that students from tea gardens especially coming from remote areas fair quite poorly due to lack of study facilities and assistance at homes.

HLDRC has been rendering its premises for the evening classes/tuition for more than 500 students in remote tea gardens of North Bengal. Following the success of this model, Fr. Pascal with the generous help from an agency has started study-aid-centres in Manja, Belgachi and Saidabad tea gardens of Darjeeling Terai and Red Bank, Surendernagar and Dharanipur tea estates of Dooars region that cater to about 200 poor students in their studies and personality development.  from 2017 Fr Lalit also added more study centres as the request increased. so with help from Hayden Hall, Darjeeling and German Jesuits, study centres were opened in Dagapur, nandovita-Amjamni, kamala Bagan and Gungaram tea gardens of Darjeeling Terai and Hantapara, Dhumsipara and Nangdala tea gardens of Alipurduar districts of North Bengal tea region.