SCESA(Sophia College Ex-Students / Ex-Staff Association)

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.

Coffee
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.

Tea Party for the Administrative Staff
A Tea Party for the Administrative Staff with fun, games and scrumptious eats is held every year. It is a fun-filled event attended by a large number of the staff who look forward to it .
Career Connections
In keeping with its commitment to support and supplement programmes in the college and help in the college’s mission to build women of substance, SCESA supports Career Connections, the student-led initiative for providing information on career choices and opportunities for further studies and internships.
We invite you to send Information on
Job opportunities, Internships, Resource persons in the HR field, Interesting careers and Useful courses to scesa.sophia@gmail.com / sophiacareerconnections@gmail.com
Life Skills Programme
SCESA collaborates with Energia Wellbeing, run by an ex-student of Sophia, to provide students with an engaging and effective Life Skills Programme. Interactive sessions and workshops on various topics are held for students across academic disciplines
Seminar & Other Activities
Seminars and interactive workshops which provide innovative learning experiences for the students. SCESA, a champion of women’s rights, organises special programmes in collaboration with the CUC, like Breaking the Culture of Silence.
SCESA - SPIC MACAY
(Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth)
SCESA helps to promote Indian art and culture in the college by sponsoring and helping to organize music and dance programmes in collaboration with SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth). These informative and inspiring programmes are a great success
Sending Forth
Sophia College held its first Convocation Day for the Arts, Mass Media and Science graduates was conceived and executed by SCESA in collaboration with the Principal and Staff of the college.
Even though it was organized at short notice The historic event is the start of a tradition which will only get bigger and better in the years ahead, and SCESA is proud to have been there at the inception.

REACHING OUT

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.

SCESA Bazaar – Shop for a Cause
The SCESA Bazaar – Shop for a Cause a regular feature on the campus attracts hordes of students eager to buy products made by over 25 NGOs that SCESA supports. At least 3 bazaars are held each year providing the NGOs with a platform to create awareness about their work and sell the products made by their organizations.

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.

NEW INITIATIVES
SCESA has launched 3 new initiatives which are already taking root.

  • College Information Resource Centre in the SCESA office to provide easy access to information on resource persons and services for various college events and programmes.
  • Sophia Campus News Network (SCNN) which will provide information on forthcoming college programmes, so staff and students are always in the loop on events organized by every department of the college. You can follow us on at www.facebook.com/SophiaCampusNewsNetowork
  • A Talking Space for students and others to meet with trained counsellors ‘just to talk’ in a friendly and relaxed environment.

SCESA MANAGING COMMITTEE 2013 - 2016
Office Bearers

Dr. (Sr.) Ananda Amritmahal
Hon. President

Ms. Rajni Desai
Hon. Chairperson

Ms. Roweena Kavadia
Hon. Secretary

Ms. Vinodini Lulla
Hon. Treasurer
Dy. Chairperson: Ms. Shruti Parmar
Jt. Secretary: Ms. Ambereen Pradhan
Jt. Treasurer: Ms. Umme Salma Babrawala
Ex-Officio Member (Representative of Hon. President & Principal): Ms. Jennie Mendes
Ex-Officio Member (Student Body President): Ms. Zara Lee (2014-2015)
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Jaloo Bharucha
To volunteer or for information on SCESA, membership and programmes please contact the SCESA Office.
Timings:
Monday to Friday (9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.) Saturday (9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.)
Tel No:
022-23510903 Email: scesa.sophia@gmail.com. Or contact us on www.facebook.com/scesa.sophia

Are you a Member of SCESA? Join Now!

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.