Friday, December 8, 2017

Breaking News....Kripa Brochure now in German

(Double click brochure for larger view)

 Brochure Concept by:
 Ms Britta
 Mrs.Roswitha & Bornaventure D'Souza
  Lay out
 Mrs. Lena Ellermann Atelier. 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fr. Joe floored to the Yoga Mat.... on request from His Yoga students in Kuala Lumpur

After a all night flight travelling and just two hours rest. Fr.Joe received a request phone call by his students of yoga to practice with them. His zeal and love to spread the true teaching of Guruji B.K.S.Iyengar's Iyengar Yoga and Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ for addiction treatment is so much, that he rushed down to the yoga studio to teach them.Later students shared a light meal of thanksgiving togther. Thanking their Higher Power for the gift of Fr. Joe with them. Fr.Joe now moves on to Penang.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Fr. Joe's Greetings on Children Day.


Fr. Joe- Chief Guest at a Cricket Tournament to spread awareness on Drug abuse.- A Build up to Children Day Celebration

Ekta Welfare Association in collaboration with  kripa Foundation and Waliv police station  organised a cricket tournament with a special session on counselling about drug abuse at Appa ground ,Vasai East were the Chief Guest were Fr. Joe H Pereira and Hon'ble MLA Shri Vilas Tavde.and Addl. SP Shri Raj Tilak Roshan ( who sent hisgreeting ashe had to attend some urgent matters.)
More than 500 students between the age of 12 to 18 from Shanti nagar ,Waliv and Navjeevan visited the stall set up by kripa, where they were made aware of the ill effects of  drug abuse .The result of the counseling was one could see  students crying  for help to get rid of drug habits especially chewing tobacco and Guthka and also for help for their parents.  MLA Shri. Vilas Tare , Father Joe H. Pereira and Police Inspector Shri. Sanjay Hazard, Mr.Kamble  enjoyed the game of cricket played by the youth and appreciated their talents at cricket. 

All the chief Guest gave excellent apt speeches which moved the children all shouting "SAY NO TO DRUGS"as punch lines all the time

Fr. Joe and Hon'ble MLA Shri Vilas Tare gave away the prizes to the winners.

 Credit to the success of this tournamentthat was spread over two days goes to  Ekta Welfare Association  spearheaded by Mehboob Khan,  Corporator/ Chairman  Ramesh Ghorkana for helping to clean the ground for cricket  match. Vasai Police under Addl. SP Shri Raj Tilak Roshan, Krpa Foundation team of Amit Patel, Dr. Amit, Shamit, Ganesh Tarad, Pravin Rathod , family members of Kripa Vasai and Bosco D'Souza.
A well organised program with a meaning and the entire credit goes to Mr. Zakir Mistry who along with Kripa Foundation organised a second successful tournament.

A big applause to Fr. Joe for even though having a occupied schedule took time off to be with the children..  INDEED A PERFECT BUILD UP FOR CHILDREN DAY.  In his words" The Joy of caring." 


Saturday, November 11, 2017

" THE CIRCLE" A Film on Kripa Dharavi- A Home for Street Children run by Fr. Joe H Pereira is nominated at the 10th Jaipur International Film Festival

Our film "The Circle" is OFFICIALLY NOMINATED in 10th Jaipur International Film Festival..!!
Thanks and congratulations to everybody who has been a part of The Circle.

"The Circle" was selected from among 1677 applications received from around 79 countries across the world.

It has been amazing journey. It has been a life enhancer and life changer. 
Thank you to everybody.
A big and heartfelt Thank you to Father Joe and Kripa Foundation Dharavi.

Phillippa Frisby

Film THE CIRCLE is a film by Ms. Phillipa Frisby

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mother Teresa taught me compassion for Drug Addicts :Fr Joe in Asianews

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The priest is the president of the Kripa Foundation, a Mumbai NGO, that also cares for AIDS patients. In 1971 a spiritual crisis, then his meeting with the Saint from Calcutta. "She taught me to look for the poorest of the poor among the sick." His book "Dependency - A spiritual paradox" presented to the public.

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - A meeting with Mother Teresa "pushed me to work for addicts" Fr. Joe Pereira, president of the Kripa Foundation, tells AsiaNews. The Mumbai NGO that has been involved in the recovery of AIDS patients and drug addicts for 36 years. The priest recounts that he met the Saint from Calcutta in 1971, at a time when he was experiencing a spiritual crisis.

"Mother Teresa - he says - Mother Teresa called me to assist her with the many cases of people who had gone into abject poverty as a result of addiction. Mother Teresa epitomized compassion. As Mother Teresa taught me to reach out to the poorest of the poor, so did Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar [among the most famous yoga teachers of all time known for studying the therapeutic effects of practice] helped me reach the poorest among the poor among the sick. "

AsiaNews met the priest at the presentation of his book entitled "Addiction - A Spiritual Paradox". Written in conjunction with Dr. Ashok Bedi, Jungian analyst in Chicago, the book is the product of several years of drug-addiction research. The Kripa (which in Sanskrit means "grace") Foundation was born in 1981 in Bandra, a district of Mumbai. Today it has service centers in 40 countries around the world.

Fr. Joe states that "Mother Teresa was inspired and even assisted me in the creation of the Kripa Foundation. I started this adventure with three Asha Daan hosts [the structure of the Missionaries of Charity in Mumbai, which hosts abandoned children, HIV-positive and poor], and a few other people gathered from the road, in a complex adjacent to the Church of Mount Carmel to which I was appointed parish assistant ".

According to the priest, "in recent years, the average age of those who become addicted to drugs has fallen far to the adolescent range. So I need more support from the youth to fight this threat. Mother Teresa taught us that the best way to help is to take care of [the person]. In Greek, the word 'cara' means 'suffering with someone' and this is all the more true for drug addicts. There is a principle that says: ‘Mutual vulnerability commonly shared empowers the human being’. This is what is happening in Kripa all over the world. Our vision is to be global healers."

Since its first steps in 1981, the foundation has received the support of all archbishops from Mumbai. Card. Oswald Gracias, current head of the archdiocese, "is both patron and a member of the board of directors".

With regard to the book presented to the public, what prompted the authors to investigate addiction from a professional point of view is the awareness that there is a "deficit of faith" in the sick. The aim of the work, emphasizes Fr. Pereira, "is to transfer thirst for hallucinogenic substances into the original thirst for love and God." (NC),-ho-imparato-la-compassione-per-i-tossicodipendenti-41715.html