MM Mathew is the Director of
Solar Alternatives and Assocaiated Progrrammes(SAAP). He is the brain
behind all the research programmes that produce the latest in solar
equipments. Mathew holds a diploma in mechanical engineering.
Consantius Ekka is the
Administrator of SAAP. He is an expert in setting up Hot water plants.
He has a diploma in Electronics and is beginning to pick up the art of
photovoltaic solar electric plants.
Selvin Xavier is the
treasurer of SAAP and manages to plough through the accounts. He is the
livewire in our National Institute of Open School programme where he
puts through many of the dalits compete in the open school system and
gets them trained in various technical trades.
Manoj Mathew is the Asst. Administrator of SAAP. He is also trying out the IGNOU in getting a B.A.
Josey Kunnunkal is the
Vice President of SAAP and is also the Vice Superior of the Jesuit
Community. Josey is a group therapist by profession. He has more than
thirty years of experience working with managers, social activists,
teachers, religious groups,etc. He had been successful in preparing
interns to learn the art of group work. He has also done a research on
Farewell thank you, Joe
is a short man but with a sharp insight into what brick and mortar can
do. He is our builder and architect. Within the span of two years, he
has planned and built a beautiful church in the compound, a residence
with spacious rooms for the jesuits and strengthened the walls of the
workshop with strong pillars that can withstand the beating it takes
from the youthful team that work there. All solar designs are set up in
the compound and the gardens are all planned in a decorative way. He
has even made use of the terrace of the Church to have a roof green
house garden where all sorts of vegetables are grown. The campus in its
own way exudes peace and tranquility and even our water tank is filled
with solar energy.
Joe has since moved over to Taru Mitra in Digha but he is always there to share with us his innovative ideas. Our sincere thanks to you, Joe, for the wonderful man that you are and for making our place really lovable, peaceful and artistic. May the Sun always shine on you and keep you cheerful.
|Congratulations to Sudha Didi
Sr. Sudha Vargheese SND, affectionately known as Sudha Didi , has been conferred the prestigious civilian award – Padmashree
by the Government of India, for her contribution to Society. Sudha is
an advocate and social activist. She is the founder and directress of
Nari Gunjan , an NGO for the empowerment of women. Sr.Sudh has been a
voice of women in local and international forums. Her latest venture is
a Hostel for Musahar girls.
We have a small team of dedicated co-workers most of whom are dalits
who have mastered the skill by practice. They get a rare chance to
travel all over India for solar installations. They do interact very
uniquely with our research scholars from abroad. The experience of
work, travel and interactions have empowered them; enhancing their self
belief and self esteem. SAAP is indeed proud of them.
OUR PATRONS & PARTNERS
Thanks to Solare Bruecke for the inspiration and continuous support and technical advice.
Provincial, Patna Jesuit Society
Tarumitra, Student Form for Environment
Nari Gunjan, NGO for Women Empowerment
Sisters of St. Ann & Ursline Sisters