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49th Development Dynamic Course (DDC) concluded on 9th August 2018

The flagship program of Caritas India is designed to train the newly appointed social workers in the Field of social work. The 3-week long program witnessed participation of 43 participants from all over India bringing together their varied and vibrant experiences. The curriculum of the training deals with vital topics relevant for working for the most marginalised people. Social analysis, people led empowerment, community mobilization, resource

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Safeguarding the wellness of wells – Kerala action research experience

The southern state of Kerala comprises of 14 districts covering 38,863 sq. km. It is divided into three distinct natural zones, namely, highlands, midlands and coastal planes. The highland region forms part of the Mountain ranges (Western Ghats) extending to 600 km at the eastern extremity.  On the western periphery lie the coastal planes in close proximity with the Arabian Sea.  The State is blessed with a moderate climate with sufficient rainfall. 

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Annakkuty Amma was all alone in the water on her tiny rowboat bobbing by the bank. All she needed was a patient ear, for the dam within, to burst. Her skin disease is especially bad, she says. The pain & itching are almost unbearable. Caritas India supported her with Food and WaSH kit. The kits itself is just a small (though necessary) gesture. What these people needed most is someone to stand by them, hear them out. That's what truly begins

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Caritas India strives to make central India drought proof

Over the years, recurring droughts and frequent crop failures have driven the farming community of Central India to despair for several years on the trot. During the current period, a major part of Central India is reeling under the spell of drought that has created the severe water crisis. Farming communities of Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra and Bundelkhand that straddles Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have lost their livelihoods

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Moringa tree can help to fight Malnutrition in Korku Tribe

Moringa (Drumstick tree) is rich in Vitamin C, Calcium, Protein, Vitamin A and Potassium. Caritas India Sabal programme is promoting moringa to fight malnutrition among Korku tribe of Khalwa and Melghat regions of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Known for its poverty, hunger, malnutrition and mass exploitation, the community faces numerous socio-economic challenges in the day-to-day life. Sabal has been toiling hard to transform set age-old belief

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Anti-Plastic warriors rally against plastic use

This year United Nations dedicated the World Environment Day to promote “worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.” UN Secretary-General, António Guterres appealed to reject single-use plastic, Refuse what you can’t re-use to make a cleaner and greener world. Caritas India promoted Udhayam programme to focus its intervention towards Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction through Chengalpattu Rural Development Society

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Caritas India and Regional Forum will Communicate, Coordinate and Collaborate to take forward the Diakonia Ministry

Executive Director, Fr. Paul Moonjely and Assistant Executive Director, Fr. Jolly Puthenpura of Caritas India met all the Regional Forum Directors to take forward the Diakonia Ministry of the Church at Regional and National Levels. Caritas India has scheduled the meeting at Shillong with Regional Forum Directors to share their experiences and plans to lead the Diakonia ministry in the Regions. Mr. Kushal Neogy from Catholic Relief Services was a

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Caritas India, in collaboration with Caritas Austria & Caritas Switzerland launched the SAFBIN project on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The Smallholder Adaptive Farming and Biodiversity Network or SAFBIN aims to improve the food and nutritional security of small farmers across South Asia. It lays stress on research led by smallholder farmers themselves; helping them adapt farming methods to increasingly erratic climatic conditions.   Farmers in

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