Our staff in Alleppey works under the direction of Sr. Elsy Chacko. It is their responsibility to act as liasons between our sponsors and the families they help support. We invite you to read the stories of our staff. Without their help, the Franciscan Family Apostolate’s work in Alleppey would not be possible.
Sr. Elsy Chacko – Director:
Sr. Elsy grew up in the Palai diocese of Kerala with two brothers and two sisters. She joined the Canossian congregation in 1975. She has spent many years teaching and in charge of Canossian communities. She has been the director of FFA’s Alleppey office since 2019.
Aniamma is serving at the FFA office since 1991. Aniamma and her husband Benny is blessed with four children, one boy and three girls. Benny is a locally renowned artist who works in sculpture and photography. His works have appeared on various FFA items through the years. He does Evangelization services too. Their only son Cecil Dios James is doing final year graduation in Animation and Visual Effects at St. Joseph’s Media Village Changanassery, a nearby town of Alleppey. The eldest among their daughters, Sara Mariah is studying in the 10thgrade, the second one Dgit Claire is studying in the 8thgrade and the youngest daughter Sandra Mariah is studying in the 6thgrade. Aniamma’s mother who was a great moral support to this family died on 13thMay 2017. Their house is situated just close to the Alleppey Railway station.
Darley is with FFA since 1992. Her husband Sunil does coir carpet works at their home. Their only son finished graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering and is now working at Sharjah as senior technician. Their only daughter Maria is settled in marriage and her wedlock is blessed with two little daughters. The elder one Irene is attending the local kindergarten and the younger one is aged only two months. Their son-in-law is working at Dubai. They are staying about 45 minute’s journey away from the FFA office.
Soona joined FFA in 2003, soon after her marriage. Her husband Monichan does mechanic works. They have two children, a boy and a girl. Their only son Alan Marydas is studying in the 10th grade. Their daughter Merin is studying in the 3rd grade. The extended family members consisting of Monichan’s younger brother and sister are also staying with them. Their house is located about 15 minute’s journey away from our office.
Karoline is a part of FFA since 1999. Her husband Peter is doing mechanic works. Their only daughter Neha Theresa finished her graduation in Animation and Graphic designing. She also did a diploma course in Multimedia and was working as a tutor in a private firm in Alleppey. On 28th August 2019, she is joining an Interior Designing firm in Dubai. Karoline is living along with her parents and they are staying near the Alleppey Bishop’s House.
Sebastian joined FFA in 2018. His wife Anu is working in the marriage course preparation office run by the Diocese. They have two children, daughter is studying in the upper kindergarten and the little son is aged two years. They are staying about half an hour journey away from the FFA office.
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