MONTFORTIAN EDUCATION - AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Education has a very wide sense. The Montfort organization, therefore, not only caters to the educational needs of children and youth in normal academic schools, but also imparts technical education, education to the deaf, dumb and the blind, as well as the physically and mentally handicapped. It also engages in village upliftment and social work, especially among the downtrodden and the marginalized.
Montfortian education seeks to work for the total development of the young. They are helped to discover their God-given talents and work towards their fullest development, in order to place them at the service of the society. It seeks to enable the young to search for the truth, by training them to analyze reality, form critical judgements, search for solutions and work out a synthesis. It is concerned with forming a moral conscience that is capable of discerning what is good.
It pays attention to the development of the capacity to engage in relationships marked by sincerity, self-determination and training to understand the complete political reality and to enter it in a constructive way. It imparts an appreciation for the Indian heritage and enables the students to imbibe its culture and ethos for building a harmonious society, irrespective of differences in faith, language, caste and creed and at the same time to remain open to the positive elements in other cultures.
It instils in the pupils the values of love and respect for others, freedom, forgiveness, honesty and justice. It takes full cognisance of the fact that education by its very nature requires a community style and environment friendly and cannot allow itself to be isolated from the social context. ‘Holistic Education’, which implies a holistic approach to education and which is concerned with the total development of the individual as a person, is the quintessence of Montfortian education. In every child, it aims at developing to the greatest extent possible, the body, mind and spirit.