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St.Joseph High School and Jr College

A TEACHER WITH BIG DIFFERENCE


THE STEELY DETERMINATION AND EXUBERANT FERVOUR OF AN HONEST WOMAN TO ACCOMPLISH AND EXALTED GOAL IN LIFE IS WHAT MAKES ONE ADMIRE MRS. GRACE PINTO ,DIRECTOR OF ST.XAVIERS AND RYAN INTERNTIONAL GROUP OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

COMPLETELY CAPTIVATED BY THE MISSION OF HER HUSBAND DR. A.F. PINTO,WHO ENVISIONED AN INDIA WHERE EVERY BOY AND GIRL WOULD GO TO SCHOOL AND STARTED FOUNDING SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ALL OVER INDIA ,SHE TOO JOINED THIS GIGANTIC VENTURE.Today,as the director of a countrywide network of 80 vibrant schools spread over14 states of india ,She is a focul point of this school network managing far-flung school and college projects ,responsible for providing education to over 1.5 lac students ,from all over the country.

one of the combined efforts of Dr. A.F. PINTO and Mrs. pinto is the dream project of Education Through Lens that has worked its way into the Limca Book of Records .This project trains students to script, direct, shoot, and produce films. They are also taught to operate studio equipments and air their own programs. Under her intiative the students of Ryan International School created a children's film called chikki in a record time of 26 days. This film was screened at the Tokyo Film Festival in 2000.

She has hosted many innovative events- The India Model United Nations 2001 inDelhi followed by INMUN 2002 and INMUN 2003 WHICH WAS HELD IN delhi in september,and the first international children's theatre festival 2002 and the international children's festival of performing art's held annually. In 2003, her visualisation witnessed the evolution of the youngest breed of technicians, anchors, camera persons & producers with the grand launch of RYAN TV at Ryan International School, Malad(mumbai)India's first school to run an Inhouse Television Broadcasting Station with digital equipment, as cretified by the Limca Book of Records. She has made fighting illiteracy and taking quality education to the doorsteps of even slum children her mission in life.

Grace Pinto believes that education is the beacon of light for the poor and hence she aims at achieving both literacy and excellence. She hopes that India will soon realise that education holds the path to true freedom and the empowerment of the poor and underprivileged and handicapped children, and children of windows through Anubhav and radiant schools is yet another laudable project of hers. She also believes in spreading eco-awareness and undertakes cleanliness and tree plantation drives. The message is imparted to all the students of her schools, through active participation in environment5 compaigns, drives and rallies.

Mrs Pinto's dreams have no limits and her vision knows no boundaries. Along with her husband Dr A.F. Pinto, she plans to extend her educational reach to international frontiers,as well.