With immense joy and sense of gratitude Sophia Opportunity School enters into the 50th year of selfless service to the Differently Abled in Bengaluru. “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her” Luke 1:45.From a humble beginning, trusting in the providential care of God and keeping Mary as the guide,Sophia Opportunity School started her infant steps with the zeal to serve the Lord by helping the Differently abled children. Rev. Sr. Mary Joelle, a missionary from America was the first Principal who worked in collaboration with Sr. Mary Vaune, an American Missionary, who was also the Principal of Sophia High School then. We truly salute these two valiant religious who took bold steps to reach out to the needy of their time. God as the Centre and Service as the Focus Sophia Opportunity School grew into a beautiful and effective instrument of God under the guidance of magnanimous visionaries, Sr. Dulari, Sr. Jayanti, Sr. Naina, Sr. Prabha, and Sr. Madhuja along with the Notre Dame family. The constant support and timely encouragement from Sophia High School nurtured and sustained the institution at various points.
With grateful hearts the entire school thanks the Almighty God for His benevolence. She remembers with gratitude, all the Heads of the Institutions, the
dedicated Staff, kind-hearted Parents and beloved Students of the past for their sacrifices, unfailing efforts and tireless hard work which made Sophia Opportunity School to stand tall among the other institutions in Bengaluru. The School grew from strength to strength by the generous contribution of the well-wishers, volunteers and many others.
The Jubilant vibrations in the atmosphere caught Sophia premises early in the morning on the 2nd of February 2021. A solemn Holy Eucharistic Celebration offered by His Grace Most Reverend Archbishop of Bengaluru Dr.Peter Machado and concelebrated by Rev.Fr. William SiqueiraSJ, Rev.Fr.George, the Secretary for the Commission for the Differently Abled, Rev. Fr.Divya Yesu Balan, the Secretary to the Archbishop.
During his homily the Archbishop stressed on the significance of Jubilee and how we need to establish the values of the kingdom of God. The Bishop implored God’s blessings on the Staff, the Students and their parents.There were almost 200 people who participated in the Holy Mass and all were served breakfast at the end. We are thankful to all the generous persons who added joy for the celebration.