Challenges in social work has increased manifold after the recent socio-political development. Every Non-Government Organisation (NGO) is under the scanner of strict scrutiny and vigilance. In this paradigm shift, the NGO’s needs to be more accountable and should be transparent and effective in every activity that they do.
Keeping this background in mind, Caritas India being the social wing of Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India, it has become more and more pertinent for her to orient and train her social development partners to adhere to the norms set by the Government of India.
Recently, in the two day orientation program 23 news Directors of Diocesan Social Service Societies majorly from southern and eastern region attended the orientation organized by Caritas India held in New Delhi from 24-25 February, 2017.
Fr. Frederick D’Souza, Executive Director Caritas India oriented the new directors about the rich history of Caritas India along with the vision and mission of the organization.
Sessions on systems, procedures and policies of partner support services was taken by Fr. Paul Moonjely, Asst. Executive Director Caritas India. He along with the programme department briefed about the various thematic areas of Caritas intervention in the field of Climate adaptive sustainable agriculture and livelihood, Emergencies & Disaster Risk Reduction, Community Health Care, Tribal Development, Child Protection & Development, Dalit Inclusion & Development and Anti-Human Trafficking.
Administrative Manager, Fr. Jolly introduced various administrative departments to the new directors and explained their roles. Every department head gave their brief introduction about the work and activities carried out by them in their respective desks.
Participants expressed their enquiries regarding the new FCRA developments and other finance related issue with the Programme Finance and Administrative Finance heads.
Fr. Paul suggested participants to attend Caritas India flagship program of Development Dynamic Course (DDC) to enrich their understanding on the developmental issues. Participants suggested that a follow-up can be done by Caritas India to gauge the success of this orientation and whether further handholding is required from the director’s side.
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