The Congregation of the Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the Immaculate Conception – is a Congregation of Pontifical Right, and was founded in Lisbon, Portugal, on 03 May, 1871, by Fr. Raimundo dos Anjos Beirão and Sr. Maria Clara do Menino Jesus: two great charismatic and holy souls, aflame with the charity of God and the ardent desire to relieve, comfort, uplift and assist everyone in need of any kind. It was approved by the Holy See on 27 March, 1876.The Congregation spread rapidly in many parts of Portugal. In 1883 it began to spread overseas. The call to serve the old and the sick and to educate the little ones continued as years went by, and the Congregation expanded it branches to the four continents.
Health charities cover everything from supporting and treating the sick and disabled, working on cures for deseases, and promoting public awareness of specific health risks.
Education charities serve students from every age group, pre-school to graduate school and beyond.We focus on making education more accessible and effective.
See how you can partner with our NGO to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of the poor — one person, one family at a time. We focus on making education more accessible. Be a member of our NGO.
Millions of underprivileged children in India are deprived of their basic rights. They are unable to complete their education, are subjected to abuse, and forced into labour at a tender age.
“I would have slipped into substance abuse as many of my peers used to encourage me to try the substances stating that it would make me forget all the troubles I had in life. But I always remember what I was being taught at this NGO so it kept me away from abusing any form of substances.”
I now have a dream to become a teacher and help the children who are in vulnerable condition, just as I was.”
“I always saw children going to school but never dreamed that I would be among them one day”
I was 13 years old when I first heard of this NGO. My father sadly had an accident which stopped him from being able to work, leaving my mother to try to care for the 8 of us. She started selling cow dung cakes to support the family. The scared girl with no name is now an educated leader in her community.
“I am lucky. Thanks for approaching and enrolling me here”