Welcome to St Joan's Udayan Mission 2019

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the St Joan of Arc Udayan Mission 2019, for our visit to India in February 2019. Udayan has been a whole school charity for St Joan’s since 2004 and the 2019 mission will be the eight trip students from the school have made to visit Udayan. We hope that our website will provide readers with an insight into Udayan and our travels through our daily diary written by us, the students, along with photographs.

The group who will be going to India to visit Udayan includes 8 students (Hannah Connolly, Elia Ferrara, Sophia McDonnell, Elizabeth McEvaddy, Olivia McGee, Maddie Metcalfe, Elisa Milazzo, Rowan Pugsley), Liam Lynch, Miss St Ledger and former student and trustee – Chris Mann.

Meet the team:



Find out more about the journey.

We look forward to telling you all about our time on a daily basis from India!

Latest entries from the India 2019 Diary:

DAY9:BACK TO SCHOOL

DAY9:BACK TO SCHOOL

19 February 2019 | Read full article and comments

we visited a local girls’ school that doubled up as a Tardis – we were shocked by the sheer number of students in such a small facility with five to a bench, 75 in a room, and 1,800 students overall with just 30 full-time teachers teaching seven subjects: Bengali, English, Maths, Life Science, Physical Science, Geography and History.

DAY8:TEACHING & LEARNING

19 February 2019 | Read full article and comments

It was another eventful yet amazing day at Udayan, and the group are more than happy to be back to literally the happiest place on earth!

DAY7:A WEEK IN INDIA. A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.

DAY7:A WEEK IN INDIA. A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES.

17 February 2019 | Read full article and comments

The Gospel from mass reminded us all of the talents and gifts we have been granted, urging us to fully utilise these. Udayan and our time in India has been the perfect opportunity to fulfil this potential.


Previous Trips

Click on the images below to read the blog from each of the previous trips