St. Joseph's Convent, Pothiyakkara
|Address||Pothiakkra, Kalady Yordanapuram P.O. Ekm Dt|
|Phone||(0484) 2462261, 09496454075|
1971 July 16 is aGolden day in the history of St.Joseph's convent Pothiyakara.Becayse it was the on that day Rev.Fr. paul Chakkain, Vicar of St.Joseph's church Pothiyakara laid foundation Stone of St.Joseph's study house at Pothiyakara.Mother Earnesta Sr. Mary Augustina, Sr.Celine,Sr.Stephen,Sr.Beed,Sr.Victus,Sr.Thobias,Sr.Alvaras,Sr.Rose peter and Sr.Rincy had been residing in the study house.
A new building for hostel was blessed on 8 December 1972. Under the leadership of Sr.Salasia a parallel college and a tution class(for the students who failed in the SSLC exam) also began on 19 june 1982. As the house was a residence under chengal convent,in 1984 it was upgraded as a convent.Sr.Helan was the first local Superior of the convent.
The old building of parallel college was also renewed and it was blessed by Rt.Rev.Mon.Manickanamparambil. For 15 years the college had been functioned keeping on excellent status. Gradually due to the inconvinience of trasportion there had a great decrease in the number of students. It caused the mutual shifting of parallel college with Sneha Sadan special school Angamaly.Thus the functios of Sneha Sadan special school started here on 5 june 2002.
The hostel for girls also discontinued in 2011 and it was turned as a hostel for the Mentally challenged children. Most of the members of the community are teaching in the Special school. At the same time sisters wholehearedly takepart in all ministeries of the parish.