//A story of Hope: Educating the rural poor of Northeast India

A story of Hope: Educating the rural poor of Northeast India

Looking back now, the story of the Jesuit schools in Northeast India has been one of unsolicited hope. Things happened unexpectedly; certainly not as the village folks had anticipated or, for that matter, even the Jesuits. But since the arrival of the Jesuits, some fifty years ago, the lives of numerous people in remote tribal villages have been transformed.

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The author is Principal of the newly established St. Xavier’s College, in Umoid, Meghalaya.