Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Fr. Joe H. Pereira " Class A Trustee" of AA in India, speaks on Woman Alcoholic and High Functioning Alcholics at KEM Hospital Auditoruim, Mumbai
Australian delegates reach out to women alcoholics in India
(The Hindu) KOKATA, January20, 2013
(The Hindu( CHENNAI, January 23, 2013
Female alcoholics, the invisible addicts, shy away from help
Come out, fight addiction, Australia AA team urges women
( The Times of India) Jan 28, 2013
(News Track India) Cinema/ showbiz, January 28, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
On the 25th of January, Fr. Joe was visited by Shatish Chauhan and Jason Searing from UK, who were on a visit to India to no more about Fr, Joe and the Kripa Model of treatment. Jason is a Director of a rehab in Nicargua a Yoga and English teacher, who intends to start a rehab in Nicaragua shortly.The two visited Kripa Bandra and Kripa Vasai and spent quality time with Fr. Joe and the staff. They also accompanied Fr. Joe to the 50th Golden jubillee celebration Mass of Ebco Pvt. Ltd.
Jungian Psychoanalyst Dr. Ashok Bedi conducts a programme on Jungian Analysis at Mumbai Jungian Centre.
After mass Fr. Joe rushed off as he had an appointment in Mumbai with the AA women's group from Australia at K.E.M. hospital auditorium. Mr. Geoffrey Nagpal and Family along with Mr. Rex Albuquerque General Manager, thanked Fr. Joe for bringing so much meaning into their 50th Jubilee celebration of their company.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Fr. Joe and Kripa in the "DREAM RUN" at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013 along with Earnest John Group of Companies.
Monday, January 21, 2013
World Community of Christian Meditation pilgrim group to India visits Fr. Joe and Kripa in Mumbai, India
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
In their ongoing process of empowering woman to handle different modes of dealing with addiction and HIV/ AIDS Kripa Kolkata organised a one month long training programme on Stress Management. More than 25 woman mainly Principals and Rectors of different English Medium Schools in Kolkata took keen interest in their participation.This training programme was held once a week in its premises.
Kripa Kolkata also organiised an awareness programme on HIV/AIDS for more than 75 Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Kolkata. The programme was much appreciated by the Rotarians.
Dr. Sandeep Mitra
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Kripa Foundation’s Bandra unit on January 14, 2013 conducted an outreach program at the St. Xavier’s College, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai, to create a general awareness about substance addiction and it’s evil effects. Mr. Newton Khonglah, Counselor, Kripa Bandra gave a lecture on the subject and spoke about the Kripa Model of Recovery, chemical dependency and it’s various aspects and impact on the society. Two recovering addicts from Kripa Bandra narrated their experiences while abusing drugs and alcohol. The event, organized by Wilson College, Mumbai and supported by the Anti Narcotics Bureau of Mumbai Police was attended by over 70 students and their faculty members.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The program was organized by the National Social Service (NSS) wing of the SVT College of Home Science at the university, which had invited Kripa Foundation and the Vasai Region Aids Control Society to conduct the awareness campaign, due to Kripa and VRACS’ vast experience in this field. The principal, Mrs Thakur and senior faculty members of SVT College welcomed the Kripa Bandra team consisting of counselor Mr. Vijay Pujari and Dr. Girish Gidwani and VRACS representative and counselor, Mr. Daya Rane.
Mrs. Thakur introduced the Kripa & VRACS team to the students and other faculty members. Later, Dr. Girish Gidwani later gave a lecture on the medical aspects of HIV and AIDS covering issues such as transmission, detection, prevention, treatment and myths. Mr. Daya Rane gave a lecture on the role played by VRACS in controlling and creating a general awareness about HIV/ AIDS in the Vasai-Virar region and gave details on how the organization counsels victims of the infection and disease. Mr. Vijay Pujari spoke about how drug addiction and it’s correlation with HIV/ AIDS transmission while pointing out how drug addicts are considered a “high risk group” to contract the virus. Mr. Vijay Pujari also spoke about Kripa Bandra’s awareness campaigns conducted in slum areas of Mumbai, which hosts a large populace of intra-venous drug users and how the contagion spreads rapidly, as well as methods of counseling for such addicts deployed by Kripa Foundation.
Women students asked several questions relating to protection measures from contracting or spread of HIV due to sexual contact, how AIDS affects pregnant women and neonates, the spread of AIDS due to multiple sex partners and if HIV spreads via saliva and sweat. The Kripa Bandra and VRACS team gave the relevant answers which were well applauded by these students. Students thanked the Kripa Bandra and VRACS team stating, the lecture and interactive session had helped dispel various myths about HIV and AIDS while throwing light on prevention.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The event concluded with Fr. Joe and guests of honor giving away gift hampers containing a variety of items and each participating organization was gifted commonly used sporting goods donated by the anonymous ‘Mrs. Santa ’. and wellshers. The sporting goods were gifted keeping in line with Fr. Joe and Kripa’s principle of promoting good health through physical fitness. Fr. Joe and the Kripa Model of Recovery lay special emphasis on physical and mental wellbeing of people which is proven to prevent addiction. Kids were treated to a grand buffet that featured a variety of seasonal delicacies and desserts specially cooked by Mr.Buthelo, Thoams D'Souza, Lester Dias and Paul D'souza with the help of Kripa family Vasai.
Fr. Joe further delighted the children by giving away gift bags containing an assortment of useful stuff and eatables, as a parting gift. Kids and adults accompanying them sought the blessings of Fr. Joe as they departed the venue. Children also posed with Fr. Joe for pictures to be retained as cherished memories of the event.