Wisdom of Life


Thulir partners share models and best practices for collective learning

The review of  THULIR  (Addressing Land and Water Issues) Cluster programme covering the central Tamil Nadu was held at TASOSS, Trichy on 9th and 10th of January, 2019. The collective thinking was facilitated by Dr. John Arokiaraj, Caritas India Thematic Manager and  Tamil Nadu State Officer. A total of 22 participants from 10 Diocesan Social Service Societies participated in this 2 days review programme. In his inaugural address Fr.Albert Thambidurai,

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Korku tribes demands for inclusion of millets in Public Distribution System

After being neglected for three decades, Millet is returning to the tribal communities of Melghat region. The dedicated two years of Sabal programme holds greater significance in addressing chronic malnutrition and hunger by reviving the traditional food system in the region. More than thousand farmers through the dedicated encouragement of Sabal team have revived millet and food cultivation in the region. Historically, Tribal community of Melghat

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Aligning with Caritas India Strategic Pillars for Unified Mission

Tamil Nadu Social Service Society (TASOSS), the social arm of Tamil Nadu Bishops’ council took lead in organising workshop on the dissemination of ‘Key Strategic Pillars of Caritas India’. The Diocesan Directors and senior programme officers from 25 Diocesan Social Service Societies participated in this collective reflection on 11th and 12th January 2019 at Trichy. The Director of TASOSS, Fr.Albert Thambidurai said that this workshop will lead

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Bringing education for poor tribal children through evening classes

Sunita Kerketta is happy and satisfied that she can read English alphabets and even read sentences and write them. A few months back, the eight-year-old Sunita used to struggle hard to learn her subjects in her third standard. Caritas India supported Jeevan Jyoti Social Service Centre through its Micro Project to initiate the evening classes for the weaker students in Budapahar village in Bolba block bordering Odisha State. Sunita joined these classes

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Jharkhand tribal farmers getting growing opportunities from Gram Nirman

Jharkhand farmers started practicing organic farming to generate more income, using low-cost vermicompost, vermi wash and other botanicals under the Gram Nirman Programme implemented in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Gram Nirman is supporting the tribal communities for functional institutions (Gram Sabha, CBO’s etc.) towards achieving socio-economic wellbeing. Food security, livelihood options, increased income and linkages with government some of

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ECHO delegation expresses satisfaction for Humanitarian assistance for Kerala floods & landslide response

The ECHO delegation comprising Taheeni (Regional Head of Office, Bangkok), Maya (ECHO India) and Mallika (Regional communication and visibility Officer, Bangkok) undertook a monitoring mission to the target districts of Ernakulam, Idukki, Pathanamthittta and Alleppey from 16th to 19th December. Manfred Aichinger from Caritas Austria and Sebastian T V, the Consortium Manager accompanied the mission. Anjan Bag form CI, Ram Kishan form CAID  and Rajan

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Caritas India shared the learnings in SAFBIN regional review at Vienna, Austria

Caritas India shared the SAFBIN Program status during a first program review meeting at Vienna, Austria on 10th – 14th of December 2018. Fr. Jolly Puthenpura, Assistant Director, Caritas India, and Mr. Pradipta Kishor Chand,  National Program Coordinator, SAFBIN represented Caritas India in the review meeting to share the program achievements of the first quarter. The meeting kicked off on 10th of December 2018 with keynotes from Secretary-General

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A call to combat the needs of Unsafe Migration- International Migrants Day

Considering the relevance of State Level event in their 6 Months Awareness Campaign against Unsafe (Irregular) Migration in 46 villages of 26 Blocks of 13 Identified Districts of Punjab Caritas India had organized State Level Consultation on Unsafe Migration in Hotel Aroma Chandigarh on 18th December 2018, date observed as International Migrants Day by United Nation General Assembly.   His Excellency, Ignatius Loyola, Bishop of Simla & Chandigarh

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