SCESA (Sophia College Ex-Student’s Association) plays a visible and collaborative role in Sophia College. Motivated by a strong desire to give back to their alma mater and to stay in touch with an institution that provided them with many happy memories and a strong foundation for their future careers, many ex-students come forward to offer their services and support to the management, staff and students of the college. The SCESA Bazaars held every few months, the SCESA Annual Alumnae Day held between October and December when alumnae are welcomed back to college, annual get-togethers with the teaching and administrative staff and students, the extra-curricular programmes and workshops, and active support for many college events and aspects of college life are evidence that SCESA has become a familiar and integral part of the College. We are proud to continue to be part of the Sophia family and will always carry Sophia in our hearts. We look forward to the participation of all ex-students of Sophia in SCESA events and your support for our programmes. Your suggestions, as always, are very welcome!
Besides being active on the campus SCESA is a vibrant body which is committed to the welfare of the underprivileged and has been working with like-minded NGOs to promote sustainable rural development, women’s empowerment, civic and environmental responsibility and programmes in support of the weaker sections of society.
SCESA FOR SOPHIA
Every year SCESA looks forward to organizing 3 interactive events with the administrative and teaching staff and the members of the College Union Committee (CUC.) It is a way of showing appreciation for their help and support, and an opportunity to build stronger and lasting ties.
The annual Coffee and Cake morning for the Teaching Staff of the Junior and Senior College is held at the beginning of the academic year. It includes a felicitation of retired teachers for their long years of service and devotion to the College and gives an opportunity to new staff members to interact with those who served before.
Tea with the CUC
Tea with the College Union Committee is another annual event. The lively interaction over tea and snacks helps to generate many ideas for collaboration.
Sustainable Rural Development and Rain Water Harvesting Projects
SCESA takes its mission of helping the underprivileged and empowering women very seriously. For the past 10 years, SCESA has been involved in supporting sustainable rural development, and rainwater harvesting projects, in Raigad and Thane districts of Maharashtra in collaboration with SHARE (now SWADES). In a new initiative, SCESA offered students of Sophia an opportunity to engage with rural households to study water issues from a social, economic, political and scientific perspective. The first such programme was conducted from6 th to 8th June in Kasarmalai and Khamgaon villages of Raigad.
CMCA – Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness
SCESA also works with CMCA – Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness, headed by an ex-student to promote civic responsibility and action by children in 32 schools in Mumbai. SCESA has conducted a programme for Jr. College students in Sophia College and plans to organize campaigns and workshops on civic issues .
AMASC - World Association of Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart
SCESA is a member of AMASC. SCESA has received grants from AMASC for its rural projects, participated in international student exchange programmes.
Annual Back-To-College Day
The highlight of the year for SCESA is the Annual Alumnae Day. It is a day when ex-students are invited back to college to relive some of the happiest days of their lives and catch up with batch mates and teachers. It is also an opportunity to felicitate ex-students who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers.
SCESA has launched 3 new initiatives which are already taking root.
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Life Membership: Rs 500 for students upto 1 year after graduation.
Rs. 1000 for all other ex-students
Contact the SCESA office for membership details.