Faith Academy Moves on.........
Who would have ever thought a rubbish-filled, cattle-grazing
and dirtiest piece of land in the capital city of Delhi would turn into a Garden of Eden? Of Course, we are
talking about the journey of Faith Academy in the last 50 golden years. It all
started with hunting for a land for construction of a school building in Prasad
Nagar area. After submitting our application, it took almost 12 years of
waiting to get the authorities` nod,
before a plot of 1.5 acres of land, filled with rock, bushes and filth was
handed over to us in the year 1981. But, it has truly turned out now, a Garden
of Eden, so to say.
The vision for Faith Academy started in the `60s but took
off on January 8, 1964 after seven Christians prayerfully decided to contribute Rs.3000/-
each to build a good Christian school in
this area. Mrs. Mary Dorsey was the first Principal and Mr. Jeffroy , the first
Manager. Mrs. Persis Massey left a lucrative job in Frank Anthony school and
joined Faith Academy. But soon, they found that there were more teachers than
students making the school financially unviable. Mrs. Massey stepped forward to
help the school by resigning her post so itcould run smoothly. Rev. Dorsey and
Mrs. Dorsey worked for the school without taking a penny. All the former teachers of school were paid
just Rs.200-300/-. It is God`s grace and sacrifice of many which laid the
foundation of a beautiful school called Faith Academy.
After getting the promised land, the journey proceeded to
construction of Phase I. It was indeed a proud moment when Ms. J. Khanna asthe Principal of Faith Academy along with 1500 students and 75 staff walked majestically on September 3,
1987, into their own school, to the new
classrooms, from the little rented rooms in East Patel Nagar. For the first
time, Faith Academy was under one roof. On March 31, 1991, Phase II came up
beautifully on the side of Phase I. And now, the construction of Phase III is
in progress to add more facilities and class rooms.
The strength of the school was 300 in 1974 and now 2900. Known for its Christian values and
beautiful Vere Foster hand writing , Faith Academy is growing leaps and bounds
in its mission towards perfection. We desire that our children soar great
heights and shine out in the world as students depicting Christian values of
love, grace and faith. Thousands of students have graduated from Faith Academy
in the last five decades and many of them are placed in high positions all over
the country and abroad. The contribution made by the school in the lives of
these children is immense. All this was possible because of the people who
loved the Lord and sacrificed their lives in establishing a good Christian
school in Delhi.
The march didn`t stop here. On September 29, 2014, a new
baby, Faith Academy II was born. And
soon around 300 students joined the
school with as many as 15 teachers joining the team. Faith Academy II was the
only possible answer to meet the ever growing admission pressure which left
many parents helpless as they could not find a good school for their children.
Principal of Faith Academy I, Dr. M. Kannan and Principal of Faith Academy II,
Mrs. E. Robert are giving able leadership to both schools along with the
Headmistresses and other staff. So, Faith Academy is on the move to create
another history by using its facilities to its full potential.
The journey of Faith
Academy is a long and arduous one from rubbish-filled land to the Garden of
Eden. Do you think, it was possible without God`s help? The answer is an
( The thoughts shared above, are by Mr.S.Robert, Hon. Manager, who has been
in the Managing Committee of Faith Academy since 1976)