Wisdom of Life


Conclave on Improving Disaster Risk Reduction Environment in Darjeeling, West Bengal

One day conclave on Improving Disaster Risk Reduction Environment (IDRRE) and building community resilience was organised by Caritas India on January 24, 2020, at Darjeeling. The focus of the conclave was to strengthen disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk by investing in building the resilience of communities and enhancing knowledge on Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) based Landslide monitoring system. Speaking at the conclave,

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Reaping a Better Future

Climate change is a global challenge and its negative effect impacts agro-ecosystem, agricultural production, and human well-being. It hits the highest where people (farmers) directly depend on agriculture for food and livelihood. The largest proportion of smallholder farmers belongs to the most vulnerable groups in relation to food security. Most of the areas are under rainfed conditions and extremely susceptible to rainfall variability, delayed

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School Students pledge to work towards cancer free Dharmapuri

Dharmapuri Social Service Society launched Ezhuvom Iyakkam Cancer Care Campaign programme on 25th January, 2020 at  Sacred Heart School. It was presided over by Dharmapuri MLA, Mr. P. Subramani. In his presidential address, he said that the use of tobacco products like smoking cigarettes and chewing pan is the single most preventable cause of death and youth should desist from this bad habits.  Msgr Amburose, Vicar General of Dharmapuri Diocese

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European Reintegration Support Organizations (ERSO) supports voluntary returnee to start a new life

It took 3 months for Varinder Singh to reach Austria from India. Instead of traveling direct, he had to cross forests, hills, mountains, jungles, and borders of Ukraine and Slovakia to enter Austria. Varinder was finding it difficult to meet family needs and started exploring different options to earn more. His friends motivated him to travel abroad for better earning. During that time many people were going abroad illegally, so he also decided to

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Advanced Volunteer Management Training

On the 16th and the 17th of January 2020, Caritas India organised an Advanced Volunteer Management Training in Pune, Maharashtra. The training was part of the European-Asian partnership for building capacities in Humanitarian Action II (PEACH-2) programme. The PEACH-II project envisages to contribute to the organizational and technical capacities of Caritas member organizations in Asia to widen their effectiveness and efficiency in humanitarian aid

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Caritas Samaritans trained on Caritas India Lenten Campaign

Caritas India has been passionately and persistently building volunteers for the past one year. Identifying and engaging volunteers have been one of the focal activities. As the new strategic year began in the year 2018, reaching out to the masses with the key strategic pillars approach have been commonly identified. Engaging stakeholders from different communities to volunteer for the development of society and creating changemakers have been the

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Women in Agriculture

Agriculture in rural communities define as ancestral tradition, social relations and gender-inclusive roles. Women in the agricultural sector, whether through traditional means or as an agricultural labourer, represents a significant role. As key players in the field of agriculture and those in charge of ensuring adequate nutrition for their families, rural women are at the centre of this challenge. Rural women are responsible for the integrated

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Child Leaders from Indian Villages represent India in the core team of an Asia Forum – CRIA

“It was in September 2019, when for the first time I stepped out of my small village in Purnea district, Bihar and traveled to participate in CRIA workshop in Delhi. Fearful, shy but still curious to see what I would learn, I participated in the workshop and learned a lot. This time I feel lucky and proud to be part of  CRIA  as the Core team member”; said Bharti; a girl from the Musahar Community( Mahadalits- most marginalised as they fall

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