Sr. Johanna was the founder of this unique program conducted in North India. Through these Grihini schools the girls who never had a chance to go to school and did not know how to read and write are trained in life skills. The vision of Sr. Johanna was that the uneducated girls must be prepared to become good house wives before they would get married. With great farsightedness and enthusiasm she began residential course for them. The Dioceses and other religious congregations were inspired and began this service in their own areas. So many girls are trained and this has changed the face of villages in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. There is a great demand for the girls who have undergone this training. Young men preferred to marry these girls as were predicted to be good house wives. Since the government has introduced literacy program in every village, with in the last five years, the number of girls has drastically fallen short.
In Holy Cross Kanary Community 39 batches were conducted in which 2684 women have completed their training successfully. During the course of one year, they are taught to read and write, cooking, stitching, knitting, housekeeping, gardening, making herbal medicine and are prepared to be good house wives. They have become efficient house wives and some of them have joined for further studies.
Mobile Women's Awareness Program was established in 1982. The objective was to empower women in the villages, who were not able to participate in residential Grihini training. They are introduced to Self Help Group and are taught to read and write. Hygiene, stitching, knitting, cooking and to make herbal medicine is taught. From 1982 to 2008 this program was attached with Grihini Schools. In 2008 it is working in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra at KVK campus. They are spread out in many villages.