Construction of a School in Ranchi Catholic Archdiocese
Project location: INDIA, Lohardaga
Project start date: February 2007 -
Project end date: This project covers various years
Project number: 2005-41
Beneficiary: Ranchi Catholic Archdiocese
Final Report [2006-50]
The Loyola Hostel was built and managed by the Jesuits for the specific purpose of providing accommodation for the Tribal Youth coming from different parts of Jharkhand to Ranchi who wish to do their post graduate studies.
The Hostel was built in 1970 and no renovation was done for years so in 2007 it was in very dilapidated conditions. The Archdiocese decided to renovate the building and a grant by the Nando Peretti Foundation was awarded to this purpose in the same year. However, due to internal problems in the management of the hostel, the building was vacated and the actual renovation works only started in late 2009.
A part of the building was demolished and the peeling plaster was removed. Window grills and door frames were replaced, flooring redone and interior works were done.
After the completion of the renovation the tribal youth who wanted to pursue post graduate studies or preparing for competitive examinations were admitted into the hostel. Many tribal students who are from distant parts of the state of Jharkhand have now a pliace to live and pursue their dreams. At present the number of the students hosted in the Loyolla Hostel are 130. The renovation works were given in contract to Sanjay Shania Properties & Developers Pvt. Ltd.