Sunday, January 30, 2011
Kripa Foundation, Vasai, celebrated Republic Day on 26th January 2011. Dr. Hemant Patil, Chairman of Health Committee, Vasai Muncipal Council graced the event with his presence. The programme began with the unfurling of the Indian Flag by Dr. Patil after which the National Anthem was sung by all. Representatives of the community, namely the patients addressed the gathering followed by an address by Dr. Patil. Sweets were distributed to one and all at the end of the programme.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A day and night shelter for street children was inaugurated on 17th January, 2011 by retired General of Police, and former Commissioner of Police Mumbai, Mr. Ronald H. Mendonca at Kripa Dharavi, Mumbai, in the presence of street children, active drug users who had come to be detoxed, Mr & Mrs. Vivek and Zita Goenka, Fr Joe Pereira, Dr Maria Nigam and Kripa staff. Also present were police officers from the local police station and students of the Tata Institue of Social Sciences. Also on this occasion a low cost detoxification camp was commissioned.
In his address to the gathering Mr. Mendonca expressed full support of the present police force towards this noble work. Fr Joe in his address thanked all present for their love and encouragement to help the street children and the chemically dependent. He invoked God's blessings and protection on the street children who would use the shelter.
An impromptu programme of dance and poetry was presented by the children to the guests. Footwear, blankets and toiletries, were distributed to the children who would staying at the shelter. The programmed ended with the singing of the National anthem.
Monday, January 17, 2011
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Kripa Foundation participated in the biggest Marathon in Asia , the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011. More than 50 supporters and runners including Kripa clients and staff, corporate heads, school children and athletes carrying posters and banners were flagged off by Fr. Joe at the Starting point. Kripa slogans were shouted by the team and the message HUGS NOT DURGS; FIGHT ADDICTION, JOIN KRIPA FOUNDATION, ETC.were shouted all along the 6 kms. stretch. Celebrities like John Abraham and Shaan who stopped by to read the posters, encouraged the team whole-heartedly.
It is our dream to rope in International participants at next year’s Marathon . DO BE WITH US ALL THE WAY in 2012.
Photos and report submitted by
Ms. Krishna Iyer
Celebrated the conclusion of the children and young people with their pets in the parsonage of St. Ulrich, where they quenched their thirst with a Cambodian rice dish. Meanwhile, Lucia had Berger, organized since 2009, carolers actions in Öflingen and forwards, determined the preliminary result of donations. Curious, carolers and companion pointed their ears, as Lucia Berger announced: ".. You've collected over the three days 6560 € I thank sincerely I hope you enjoyed it and you are again in 2012."
So the result is not quite as high as in previous years. € 2009 € 6690 collected the Öflinger, last year there were even 6776 €. As in previous years but is still to be expected that there will be increase by the amount subsequently received donations. It is pleasing that the carol singers and their companions everywhere and friendly welcome in their cassettes could not only accept donations of money, but also presented with sweets were. Lucia Berger will transfer the donation money to the Aachener children's charity. From there it will be to the Agency "Kripa Foundation in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) transfers, which was founded by the Indian priest, Father Joe Pereira (67) and still leads. The money will be used primarily for the treatment and care of infected patients and AIDS orphans. The sacred statements of carolers campaign celebrated the "Star Singer" at the Epiphany in the Catholic parish church of St. Ulrich.
As carol singers were on the move: Celina Albrecht, Franziska Avci Kim Bartkowski, Alessia Baumgartner, Sina Burczyk, Valerio Ferlito, Lara Geiger, Fabian Gudofski, Tamara Hanki, Sina Hauf, Stephan Hilker, Maria Hilker, Julia Huber, Francesca Iannone, Samuele Iannone, Jana Kaiser, Jannik-Aaron Kladisch, Noah Klaus Mann, Florian Marbach, Michael Marbach, Timothy Mertel, Melina Nitschmann, Fiona Nitschmann, Michael Pal, Daniela Pal, Tamara Pfanner, Jennifer Pfister, Victoria Pfisterer, David Princiotta, Sina Princiotta, Kira Rettig, Cora Strittmatter, Serena Valeriani, Julia Wunderle, Veronika Wunderle.
As companions or helpers were: Monika Berger, Lucia Berger, Anton Berger, Roswitha D'Souza, Beate idol, Annika Groening, Daniela Klaus Mann, Hans Loritz, Marion Lüber-Schmidt, Martin Marbach, Odin Beautiful, Ilona Thomann, Tobias Thomann Martina Urich, Jutta Wollensack.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
At the XXXIV Indian Social Science Congress held at Gauhati University- Guwahati from 27th to 31st Decemeber-2010, Ms. Jagrata Bora of Kripa Guwahati presented a research paper on the study of quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kamrup district of Assam under the Thematic Panel “People’s Health and Quality of Life"
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Fr Joe-Chief Guest at The International Symposium on "Forgiveness and Healing across Religions"at St. Andrew's College Bandra,Mumbai
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Fr. Joe was invited as a guest speaker and aa a internationally renowned Yogic, to deliver a presentation on "Yoga and Society",Yoga and "Addiction and Yoga" for the "Practice of Christian Meditation' at the First International Conference on Yoga for Health and Social Transformation, January 2-5, 2011. Haridwar, India.
Present at ths conference were Mahashri's, Guru's and Yogics from the Himalayas to Harvard Medical School and delegates from all over the world. His presentation at the conference was well applauded and many extended an invitaion to him to visit their centres.
This conference was organised by Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar & The University of Patanjali, Haridwar (Divisions of Patanjali Yogpeeth).
A report by
Ms Krishna Iyer
Kripa Developement Manager
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Fr. Joe visited the centre of Mary's Clan, a home and rehab for addicts, in Bandra, Mumbai. During his visit as Kripa Mangaing Trustee and a Class A Trustee ( non alcoholic) of Alcoholic Anonymous-G.S.O.India he inter-acted, and gave the message of recovery, especially during the festive season of Christmas. He also shared pleasantries with Bosco Pereira, Director of Mary's Clan via a telephonic conversation.He concluded his visit with an interfaith prayer session and blessing those present for Christmas, Happy New Year 2011, and a life of sobriety- One Day at a Time.