Friday, September 23, 2011

Visit by Trustee of Celebrate Bandra Trust at Kripa Bandra

L to R Mr. Solomon, Mr. Chabbria, Mr. Bosco, Fr. Seraphine & Mr. Stephen along with clients of kripa Bandra.

Mr. Arjun Chhabria a Trustees of " Celebrate Bandra Trust" paid a courtesy visit to kripa Bandra, in Mumbai. Mr. Chhabria spoke with the staff in the office and later interacted with patients in the annexe , the rehab for recovering addicts.

Mr. Chhabria was touched to see the work Fr. Joe does and moved to see how peacefully all addicts live together in their rehabilitation.

This is the place which Kripa Foundation had humble begining and has now spread to over 65 facilities in 11 States of India.

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photo by

Brett Rodricks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Awareness by Kripa at the Vasai -Virar Marathon 2011

In accordance with a request from the Mayor of Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation and Member of VRACS Advisory Board, Kripa Vasai took active part in the Marathon, under the theme, ‘Save a girl child’, organized by Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation.
On 18th September 2011, Staff and In-house clients set up an awareness stall at Papdy junction. The team displayed banners and posters simultaneously cheering the runners. Pamphlets were distributed and information on Addiction and HIV/ AIDS were given to those who availed of it.
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Mozen H.
Kripa Vasai

Sunday, September 18, 2011

An Appeal -Standard Chartered Marathon 2012

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Dear Kripa Well -wishers and Families,
As every year, Kripa participates in the Standard Chartered Marathon. This year too we are participating in the Mumbai Marathon 2012 .You have always been there to support us whenever needed, to which we are ever grateful.
This blog is an appeal seeking support in our cause towards reaching out to the marginalised.

Fr Joe says "I cannot accomplish this mission alone and needs the support and assistance of one and all to strengthen this humanitarian work and laudable aims".

Fr Joe will be participating at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012. Support him and the cause of Kripa by raising pledges in favour of 'Kripa Foundation'. In that way you will be contributing to the work being done by Kripa for the lost and the marginalised in our society.


Thanking You & God Bless .


Friday, September 16, 2011

Fr Joe's birthday celebration at Bandra...1

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Fr. Joe's Birthday Celebration at Kripa Bandra...2

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The 69th birthday celebration of Fr. Joe was celebrated with great pomp and glory well organised by the staff of Kripa Bandra.

After the traditional cutting of the birthday cake by Fr Joe. songs were sung by Charmaine, Noel, Brett, Pandey, Wifred and the ever green Alan belting out oldies accompanied by Bosco. The highlight was a song sung by Fr. Joe which kept the audience spell bound. A surprise song in Portuguese by Fr. Alvaro Nazerth and a hilarious song by Fr. Peter Drego was well applauded. A German song was also sung by the guest of Fr Joe from Germany.

The gathering along with Fr Joe, accompanied by the staff and clients of Kripa, danced to their hearts content to the tunes of Aloo Sound. The Parish Fathers of Mount Carmel Church, said the Grace before meals and all dined to a well layed out table arranged by Zuber and his son along with the staff of kripa Bandra.

Indeed a program well ended with golden memories.


Francis Fernandes


Art based theraphy at Kripa Bandra

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5 students Ms. Rima Kudukar, Ms. Simantika Choudhury, Ms. Aikita Jarrah, Ms. Shruti Balsara and Ms. Priya Wadhwa of 3rd year BMM stream of R.D. National College, Bandra, Mumbai. Conducted a days workshop at Kripa Bandra, called "Below the line " and grouped as part of their Media Planning Project, with the team name " SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED".

Art being a beautiful form of expression what people think and feel, the group titled this workshop "EXPRESSIONS". To begin with the clients at Kripa Bandra were provided with drawing and painting materials. Each client had to express through painting, their phases of life and what were their feelings.

On completing their painting, the clients were asked as to what their painting expressed. the responses and feedback of each painting was filled with emotions and moved many to tears. As per the students the seriousness, willingness and talents of the clients was very impressive. Overall this was a wonderful experience for all present.

At the end of the program, the students presented Dr Snehal Mehta 4 well designed posters in the presence of Mr. Bosco D'Souza, Mr. Steven Monterio, Fr. Seraphine and Mr. Burt.
The Kripa team assured the students that these posters will be used for outreach awareness programs all over the country.

The clients were very happy to be exposed to such a program and expressed their feelings to have such programs in the near future on regular intervals.

This article is also posted of Facebook of " Shaken, Not Stirred" follow the below link

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Announcement of Fr. Joe's talk at St. Mary's University College, Calgary, Alberta

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The festival of Ganapati being celebrated through awareness by kripa Dharavi, Mumbai

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11th September 2011 drew a large crowd at Dharavi, being the last day of immersion of the elephant god. The Kripa Street Children Project; staff and children included, took the opportunity to reach out to the community by putting up a water stall, where large numbers of community members could avail of this facility.

Display of Banners and IEC Materials were put up at strategic points and there were many people who also availed of information given by the team. Pamphlets on the various aspects of addiction were also distributed.

Submitted by
Mozen H.
Kripa Vasai

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fr. Joe Introduces Iyengar Yoga in Nagpur

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fr. Joe speaks at Mitibai College,Vile Parle Mumbai

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Fr. Joe Pereira, Managing Trustee of Kripa Foundation was invited to speak as a Guest lecturer, by Mitibai College of Arts Vile Parle, Mumbai on the topic " Minding your body-Mending your mind". The students listened with apt attention as Fr Joe spoke to them supported by a power point presentation. There was a lot of interaction during the question and answer session.

The students were very happy at suggested to have more such lectures by Fr Joe in the near future.

The whole program was well organized by the Depatment of Psychology.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fr Joe cutting his 1st Birthday cake this year.

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Poem by Mervyn Rocha

Kripa Bandra

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fr Joe Speaks at IHM College -Dadar Mumbai

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Fr. Joe was invited to speak to students at Institute of Hotel Management Catering College Technology & Applied Nutrition . There were more than 150 students who sat in apt attention listening to Fr. Joe speak on Stress management and addiction. 2 patients in their teens from Kripa shared their experience of dabbling with drugs.

This program was organised by the Principal Mr. R.K Saxena and Cordinated by Prof. Deepika Reddy & Prof. Abhishek Choudhury.

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