Wisdom of Life


Mainstreaming strayed youth into society through hockey

Punjab is facing the dreadful situation of rampant drug abuse of all time. According to the AIIMS survey, there are nearly 8.6 lakh opioid users and 2.3 lakh opioid drug dependents in Punjab. The project “Sports for Youth Development” is an effort of Caritas India and Netherland based One Million Hockey Legs (1MHL) to create awareness on hockey and health issues in four schools of Jalandhar and Amritsar districts. Launched in the month of May

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Teaching teachers to promote health

Teachers from six schools from H & K ward, Mumbai were asked about their understanding on Health. After getting various replies Ms. Varsha Sonawane, Programme Coordinator of ‘Health Action Program for Progress of Youth’ (HAPPY) project given World Health Organisation definition on good health. She explained the importance of balance diet through an interactive rocket game session. This was not an ordinary training but second special teachers

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Month-long cancer awareness drive launched on World Cancer Day

8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years). India alone attends to about 1.8 Million cancer patients in a year. In a state wide campaign, Caritas India is observing month long Cancer awareness drive focusing on prevention, awareness creation, building interagency relations with the involvement of new stakeholders. Spectrum of activities were lined up under ‘Ashakiranam

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Rolls Royce willing to extend project Muskaan

Children who struggle to understand Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can overcome their fear through assistive learning and innovative technology made available by programme ‘Muskaan’, the joint initiative of Caritas India, Rolls Royce and CAF India. The program Muskaan promoted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) kits supported by Rolls Royce to help these children to understand science and maths very well

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Offender was within the social work flock

Rita (name changed) became a victim of human trafficking at the age 8. She spent over 20 harsh years of her youth in the hands of her passing employers, some of whom have been affluent service holders in the social work sector including that of the Church and the UN bodies. The narrative was shared by Legal Officer – Gaurav Tomar while participating in the International Prayer Day against Human Trafficking organized by Caritas in New Delhi. Several

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