Wisdom of Life


Be a Caritas Volunteer!

Caritas India celebrated the spirit of volunteerism on 15th December 2018 at Yusuf Sadan, Sacred Heart Cathedral by inviting young people from Delhi/NCR to join hands with Caritas India in the journey of transformation. Volunteering being one of the important pillar of the strategic plan of Caritas India, enables people and the communities to play a more active role in development by volunteering, the essential pre-conditions for systemic and sustainable

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“The Labouring Childhood: Trends, Bottlenecks & Opportunities to End It”, A Caritas India Study on Child Labour in West Bengal, unveiled at Kolkata

December 11, witnessed another milestone in Caritas India’s service to the children in West Bengal. Caritas India together with the All Bengal Collaborators for Development (ABCD) Forum released its Research study on Child Labour in West Bengal, “The Labouring Childhood: Trends, Bottlenecks & Opportunities to End It”. The event was graced by the Msgr. Rev. Dominic Gomes, Vicar General of Archdiocese of Calcutta, and Mr. S. Suresh Kumar

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Millet is making its way back to our traditional food system

Food sovereignty has remained the goal of FARM Northeast Phase II and with this endeavor, the programme has successfully worked towards bringing back millets to cultivation. “We brought back millets and it feels good to see our indigenous food is back again”, said Airilian Mukhim. This piece of story dates back to March 2018 when farmers from the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya with motivation from Social Service Centre (SSC) started cultivating

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Stitching the loose ends of life

Three months ago, Ashu Dhurve, 19, never knew how to stitch even a single cloth but now she not only stitches her own clothes but of the whole neighborhood. The loose ends of her life are stitched. She and her sister have decided to open a Tailoring Shop in their house. Tailoring Training Center of SAMMAN (Social Animation of Marginalized Migrants and Nomads) supported by Caritas India is shaping the future of many underprivileged people and turning

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Migrants come together for sharing Christmas joy and uphold human rights

City is an opportunity to rural poor for making a living in the urban areas. People are pursuing migration as a way of survival strategy among others to create livelihoods in the urban informal sectors. In this context, the increasing interstate migration, increase in the informal sector activities and the impacts on people’s livelihood in the urban areas gain significant. The situation is linked to urban conflict and displacement leading to the

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Be a Caritas Volunteer

Caritas India believes in the power of volunteering as a powerful and practical way to reach out to the most marginalized sections and reduce poverty and inequality in the world. A sustainable change possible only when people step forward – either as local or national citizens.   Volunteers were engaged with Caritas India since its first intervention and have been involved in different capacities in our program interventions. Being one of

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Cyclone Gaja’s path makes the affected landscape look like Palai (desert)

On 3rd  December, 2018, Caritas India organized coordination meeting of the Directors of Cyclone Gaja affected Diocesan Social Service Societies (DSSSs) and Tamil Nadu Social Service Society (TASOSS)  to review the relief and rehabilitation efforts. Dr.John Arokiaraj,  Manager, Caritas India, responsible for  Tamil Nadu facilitated the discussions and recognized the efforts of Tamil Nadu Bishops Council, TASOSS and all the DSSSs in mobilizing

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Caritas Dialoguing for better approach to strengthen the European Return ReIntegration Network programme

Returning home after a long decade in abroad is not an easy process as one need time to adjust as well adapt with the new system and changed environment. Caritas India had four days dialogue in Dubai from November 27-30, 2018 with the European Partner Institute and ERRIN Project Management Unit. The meeting focuses on Asia region receiving countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Iraq) and an operational focus, with an

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