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Planning for performance is the key to effective and efficient performance

The 4th Staff Development Program (SDP) based on Performance Management revolved around this pivotal idea and aimed at driving home the point that managing one’s performance is the key to a successful performer. The 3-day residential programme started with an inaugural message by Fr Paul, ED exhorting all participating Officers to not be satisfied at being just a performer but to strive and push oneself to be a contributor and an achiever through

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Writeshop facilitates collective construction of commitments

The Directors and point persons from 27 Diocesan Social Service Societies across Tamil Nadu gathered at TASOSS, Trichy on the 12th and 13th of December, 2019 for the writeshop to formulate programme for Cancer Care Campaign. This two days reflective session to finalise the programme interventions for the next 18 months was inaugurated by Most.Rev.Thomas Aquinas, Chairman of TASOSS. He said “We need to work in a collaborative mode to address this

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Cattle based Integrated Farming System (IFS) enabled smallholders to secure their Farm Production & Income

Mr. Vijay is one of the SHFC members of “Jawahar kisaan samooh” Jaitpuri. He continues farming even in the present scenario where many farmers feel that farming is not profitable anymore, due to pests and diseases, stagnation of crop yields, shortage of labor and high cost of cultivation. He used to cultivate paddy and Kodo millet in his 2acres of land in rainfed condition. Due to poor harvest and financial condition, his family mainly depended

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Building homes to withstand cyclones in Odisha

In May 2019, extremely severe cyclone Fani hit the Odisha coast in Puri with wind speed or around 175 kmph causing extensive damage and impacted life and property of more than 1.65 crore people in 14 districts of Odisha. As part of recovery, Caritas India with the support of United Way Bengaluru (UWB) will construct cyclone resilient homes for 35 families, and provide livelihood support (SHG) for 90 individuals. In addition to this, support was extended

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Lessons Learnt: How to manage the natural resource for nutrition security

After setting up the food and nutrition programme to promote sanitation, health and natural resources in Jharkhand supported by Welthungerhilfe, Pravah is sharing tips and strategies to address malnutrition. Welthungerhilfe India is implementing a food and nutrition security programme in 40 villages of Sonaraithadi block of Deoghar district with the support of the Pravah organization. The Food & Nutritional programme, POSHAN (Promotion of Sanitation,

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Mushrooming the Empowerment

Caritas India management witnessed the sustainable development brought through mushroom cultivation by women members of Luku Hamkrai Resource Center at Tripura on December 7, 2019, on the 11th SHG day celebration. The event was graced by Bishop Lumen Monteiro, Chairman of Caritas India along with Fr. Paul Moonjely, Executive Director, Fr. Jolly, Assistant Executive Director, Fr. Sushil Modi, Administrator of Caritas India and Fr. Jeevan from Jana

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Shaping the Destiny: Binod Patel a Smallholder who “Dares to Dream”

Binod Patel, a smallholder farmer of Hanumantora village of Shahgarh block in Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh owns 2acres of cultivated land. Apart from Black Gram and Wheat, vegetable cultivation is the main source of his livelihood. The higher input cost, external dependency, and declining production were the major cause for him. In the year 2011, after being part of the smallholder farmers collective (SHFC), he learned to reuse his own farm waste

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Caritas Samaritans creating “Plastic Free” market

“I feel great to be part of Caritas Samaritans, now I realize the harm caused by human deeds towards mother earth. From now on I pledge to be part of the solution not part of the pollution “time to stand united to fight against the issue”, shares Mr. Peheutingyibe Herie, Caritas Nagaland Samaritan Jalukie is a town in Peren district of Nagaland with a population of 8,706, mostly inhabited by Zeliangrongs and it is the commercial hub for traders.

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