Wisdom of Life


Government School Girl Students take pledge to follow safe hygiene practices

The 1051 Girl students from Harur Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Tamilnadu face problems of personal and environmental hygiene in the school in spite of the provision of 12 toilets and water availability. Malaria, Kidney problem, anemia, reproductive tract infection, communicable and non-communicable diseases are the common diseases that particularly affect the school going children and young adolescents. Care and provision for quality

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Namdong in west Jaintia hills: Towards self-reliance

Namdong, a medium size village located in West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya   had set up a Community park with Traditional Medicinal Plant Garden through their own resources. This may sound a simple change but what makes it unique is the process of community involvement to make this village as a model village towards self reliance. Until March 2017, the local governance or Durban Chnong of Namdong was totally dependent on Government and NGO initiatives

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Ending India’s 70-year tryst with Malaria

Independence Day Special “Let us all rise to the occasion to give India #FreedomFromMalaria.@Caritas_India remains committed” - Fr. Frederick D’Souza, Executive Director Independence Day provides an opportunity for citizens to reflect on their hopes, aspirations, and anxieties for India and the promise this nation holds for them. Malaria is one of those problems that has been a cause of anxiety for India since centuries but one that presents

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Beneficiary satisfaction, the nucleus of effective Humanitarian Response

Timeliness and appropriateness are crucial factors in humanitarian response, and so is the need to be transparent and accountable to the beneficiaries. Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM), a mandatory process for Caritas India is purely an organisational requirement, an additional requirement to ensure transparency and accountability, supplementing other humanitarian standards in place. Undertaken by professionals who are not part of relief distribution,

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Inter Faith delegation visited Assam Flood Humanitarian Response

A team of Inter Faith delegation comprising Global Interfaith WASH alliance, Interfaith Humanitarian Network, Brahmakumaris, Islamic Relief, World Vision and Caritas India travelled to Assam to review the flood response and express solidarity with the affected communities. The delegation was led by former founder member of NDMA, GoI and present consultant of Caritas India for DRR, Prof. Vinod Chandra Menon. The visit was aimed not only to review

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