Wisdom of Life


Caritas India continues its humanitarian aid to the flood affected

Caritas India along with its partners are working in close coordination with the State Government machinery. All the State offices, diocesan partners and Caritas Samaritans are working in the affected communities and providing relief assistance. Caritas India has planned its response and supporting 21,469 Households and 94,465 populations in 6 states covering 178 villages with major sectors being Water Sanitation and hygiene, Shelter and livelihood

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50th Episode of Development Dynamic Course concludes

50th Development Dynamic Course (DDC) concluded on 13th September 2019. The flagship program of Caritas India is designed to train the newly appointed social workers in the field of social work. The 25-day residential capacity building programme was organized for the development practitioners to develop their analytical skills to address the dynamic changes in the social development sector. This year, the training is organized by Caritas India in

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Increased forest dependence among Korkus: Bringing undernourishment to Ground Zero

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 925 million people in the world are food insecure, where 194.4 million people are undernourished in India itself. This is around 21 percent of the total population stated by FAO. Meeting daily nutritious food needs is the most pressing challenge faced in the current world. According to the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the world’s largest network of forest scientists

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Practising Principles of Catholic Social Teaching in the context of Shelter Assistance Programme for Cyclone Gaja affected

Caritas India is committed to social justice and instilling the dignity of poor and vulnerable who have been victims of disasters. The Cyclone Gaja damage assessment report (12th December 2018) sent by State Office, Tamil Nadu has focused on the conditions and causes for vulnerabilities,  substantiated with qualitative and quantitative data based on the village visits in the affected 34  blocks coming under 7 districts and having triangulation

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Need for concerted volunteerism: Caritas Samaritan’s approach

“Knowing Caritas India’s work during the volunteer training was inspiring; it motivated me to reach out to the young people of my area to give them a better understanding of working for the society.” – Maheshwar Das, Caritas Samaritan Bihar is India’s most flood prone state, with 76% of the population in the North Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. Hajipur district of Bihar is home to a large portion of young

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Caritas India expertise on Disaster Risk Reduction facilitates Bosconet’s convergence for Paradigm Shift

As a lead agency in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction, on the request of Don Bosco network in India, Caritas India has initiated the process of sharing its expertise through the professional facilitation of Dr. John Arokiaraj, Manager, Caritas India. The Don Bosco network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian Provinces they serve. This network is spread

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CRIA Asia Core Team Meeting

The CRIA Asia Core Team Meeting took place from 5th-9th September with participation from different parts of India, Nepal and France. CRIA, Child Rights in Action, is a platform which provides a practical solution to the stakeholders who work with children, by creating an inclusive space to encourage the participation of children in the decision-making process, around the issues concerning them. Children’s participation is essential for the total

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A day to dedicate for girl child

The 7th of September was observed as the Balika Diwas (the Girl Child Day), by the Buxar Diocesan Social Service Society and ICM Sisters, implementing the Caritas India Roshni-Suposhan programme in Mahadalit communities of 12 villages of Kochas block in Rohtas district of Bihar. The occasion, spread the message of equality between boys and girls, by flagging the deprivations and discrimination meted out to the girl children in the society, not limited

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