Our activities in India
India is a nation of ancient civilization and also a complex country with its own history and culture dating back over the centuries; politically and administratively it appears well-organized. From a social viewpoint, however, India projects major contradictions and paradoxes, where wealth and extreme poverty live side by side. The government fails to tackle social issues, and, in particular, brings no focus to bear on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged classes.
Socially speaking, there are distinct layers and major contradictions in the country: there are those who are truly rich, very few actaully, and those who are truly poor and die of misery. The latter are many indeed, even if the situation varies from state to state. In this highly hetereogeneous context the weakest links in the social chain are always the children in difficulty (abandoned, orphaned, disabled) , women, the elderly and disabled persons. Care for the disabled is crucial in the light of the lack of attention they receive from public institutions and the low level they occupy in the social scale. The same applies to abandoned children and orphans. The education sector also has its problems: the number of schools does not suffiice due to the high population density ratio and teachers are not always qualified.
Working alongside the CFIC we started our social promotion activities in the State of Kerala taking care of the mentally disabled. We then enlarged the scope of our endeavor and, in Kerala as well, entered into the realm of care for abandoned children and orphans, as well as primary and secondary schooling for children and adolescents.Over the past ten years we have launchd similar activities in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Projects in India
SAD (Remote Support)
- Shelters for orphans and abandoned children (Andra Pradesh, Vissannapeta)