Dr A F Pinto
Dr Pinto, the Founder Chairman
of St. Xaviers and Ryan group of schools, is a visionary and pioneer in the
field of education. He took up the task of spreading awareness of literacy and
providing the necessary infrastructure needed to realise his dream. Dr Pinto
defines education as ' the process of organising and developing in a systematic
way, the intellect of the human being, such that he/she is capable of
assimilating, understanding and deciding the course of action, to achieve a
Dr Pinto had the dream of eradicating literacy, right from his formative years.
He started by setting up a makeshift structure and himself taught the students
and to promote the awareness of literacy. The first St. Xaviers school was
established in 1983 and Ryan International school was set up in 1991 at Mayur
His vision of Education is totally child oriented. Believing firmly in All Round
development of personality, Dr Pinto emphasises the participation of each and
every child in the various stage and field activities. The entire academic
curriculum is based on group activities, which ensures fun while earning.
He believes strongly in Value Education, which will raise Godly Children who
will grow up to be Godly men and women in society. For this purpose he has set
up a professional and dedicated team of principals and teachers. He regularly
visits the schools of his educational family and helps cement the bond of love
and respect between the teachers and students. His visits are events much looked
forward to by staff and students alike.
As a Sheriff of Mumbai, Dr A F Pinto has also undertaken the task of
establishing Eco-friendly clubs throughout the country organising various
Eco-friendly drives and campaigns.
Manifold virtues like determination, ceaseless efforts, discipline, innovation
and above all a personal touch with the entire hierarchy, lie behind the success
of this eminent personality.