Who we are

The Sisters of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), popularly known as FMA Sisters or Salesian sisters serve the humanity worldwide. FMA-NDF (FMA- National Development Forum) is a National body of the Salesian Sisters engaged in social ministry in India. Inspired by the charism of the founders St. John Bosco & St. Mary Mazzarello and recognizing with gratitude the prophetic role played by the members of FMA historically, the FMAs in India have decided to march ahead along with the marginalized in responding to the challenges of the times.
FMA-NDF India is a National Network of the Social Development Organizations of the six provinces: Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkotta, Mumbai and Shillong that accompanies children, youth and women to protect, promote and realise their rights under the auspices of the Provincial Council of India (PCI) . All these six provinces have Social Development Offices (SDOs) led by Social Development Coordinators (SDCs) in their provinces. These SDOs take care of the social development activities of the provinces respectively. Together with the marginalised, FMAs in India strive to build a just, harmonious and eco- friendly communities towards the fullness of life.

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Training on SDGs in view of Children’s Parliament- Manivakkam, Chennai, Sept 16- Sept 18
January 22, 2019
Day --1 – 16092018 The day commencedRead More
NDF MEET 2018 Reflected On The Theme Capacity Building
August 2, 2018
The National Development Forum (NDF) meet was held on 17 – 21 March, 2018 The theme for the meetingRead More
Child Protection Policy Pre Review on Safe guarding Measures Aluva, 15th to 18th December 2017
Day 1 - The inauguration of the CPP pre review and implementation meeting began on 15th December 2017 inRead More
Empowered women Leaders Programme September 8th to 10th 2017
A three day intense Training on trainers was organised at the National level by the NDF coorondator Sr IsabellaRead More
Workshop on Understanding, Implementing and Institutionalizing FMA Child Protection Policy in FMA Provinces
April 7, 2016
1)The above programme was conducted in all the FMA provinces of India The resource persons were Fr Joe XavierRead More