St. Bridget’s Institute of Home Scienceis a project for the empowerment of women. A Soares family from Porvorim had donated a landed property in Aldona to Caritas-Goa. The Project was initially set up by a lay Social Worker, Ms. Suzan D’Souza, M.S.W., in June 1989. She conducted the courses very efficiently for three years. In July 1992 it was entrusted to the Religious Congregation of “Daughters of the Heart of Mary” (Nirmala’s, Panjim).
The subjects taught are Tailoring, Embroidery, Fabric-Painting, Cookery, Flower-making, Needlecraft and Handicraft, Crochet, Knitting, Tie & Dye, First-Aid, Family Health Care and Mother Craft, Personality Development, Consumer Education and Gardening. The essentials for admission preferably are a High School Certificate. However, exceptional candidates with average Intellectual capacity (knowledge of English) and a sincere desire to acquire self promotional skills are considered. Those from far are provided residential facilities.
Presently, the Home Science Courses have been merged with the courses at the Dr. Graciano Ribeiro De Santana in Porvorim.