Friday, 13 May 2016


Montfortian Education in India has been a huge success in India, not in terms of what could be done but in relation to our achievements globally.At the beginning of the 20th Century when Montfortian Education made its presence here in 1903 the educational scenario of India could not be spoken in percentages. It was in single digits. In 1947, when India became an Independent Nation, she had a literacy rate of 15% only. By the end of the century we reached over 75% with more than 90% of children in schools.Though not a completed mission, it has been a success story of turning and churning 1200 million people of a vast multicultural nation. Montfortian Education has been part of this success story. We have grown with it and have become 7 Provinces with a pan-India presence. With dead and living heroes we have the indwelling joy to experience and express a magnificat.We kept the Montfortian dream of being with the poor as can be read in the ardent discussions and decision of Provincial Chapters of seventies and eighties.I am presenting you with a Video of Mr. Shashi Tharoor, a person of international stature and candidate to U.N. Secretary General. He presents the history of education in 20th century with data, analysis, interpretation and projection.During the last century we were part of a struggle with first generation learners, teachers and educators.  The 21st century throws up new challenges. It includes demographic changes in Montfortian Brotherhood, quality education for a globalized world and breaking the barriers of our learning and teaching space.The Brothers have to get back to the School of Wisdom to perceive the new, propose innovation and provide ‘life in full’ education.

Watch and listen to the presentation of Shashi to understand the context of the challenges and the opportunities for Montfortian Education: Click Here (

Bro. Mani Mekkunnel

Secretary General

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