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New Executive Director takes charge at Caritas India

Fr. Paul Moonjely took charge as the new Executive Director of Caritas India on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He takes over from Fr. Frederick D’Souza, who served as Caritas India Executive Director for six years. With Masters degrees in both business administration and social work, Fr. Paul has worked for more than 20 years in the development sector. Prior to joining Caritas India as Assistant Executive Director, he was Executive Director of Welfare

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Students as DRR change agent

India, according to a report published in October (Maple Croft, UK 2010), is the country which is second most vulnerable to climate change, only after Bangladesh. Almost the whole of India has a high or extreme degree of sensitivity to climate change, due to acute population pressure and a consequential strain on natural resources and increased incidence of natural disasters. The Indian Sundarban, a coastal, underdeveloped area, is one of the most

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FARM Northeast: Recognising the invisible farmers

Yowa Mary loves to see her crops flourishing by adding compost, something she learned from FARM Northeast II programme. She had started growing different vegetables like pumpkin, chili, ladies finger etc. in her field. A marginalized farmer from Nyishi ethnic group from Rutap village in the newly declared Kamle district of Arunachal Pradesh, she hardly had a good income from her farms and almost surrendered herself to the situation. Concerned about

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Saksham is empowering people to prepare their own village development plan

  Rajasthan is the largest state of the India which is diverse in geographical and traditional scenario across the areas. The main geographic feature of Rajasthan is the Aravali Range, which splits the state into two geographical zones - desert on one side and topographic belt on the other. The climate in Rajasthan is generally dry. The soil and vegetation alter with the varying topography of the state and the availability of water. The main

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We can practice spirituality through our volunteering with concern

Since the Ashakiranam Cancer Care Campaign was launched in Kerala, people from different sections of the society flocked in to support this cause. Whilst it is undoubtedly a game changer, the support in terms of volunteering come in many flavors and there are many lessons we can learn from it. This is precisely the reason that during the coordination meeting of Tamil Nadu Southern cluster programme (Health and Wellbeing) on March 14, 2018, the directors

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