Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Kripa Staff is " GOD's GIFT" - says Fr. Joe

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Kripa staffs are “God’s Gift” says Fr. Joe at plenary session of 4-day workshop
All staff working at Kripa Foundation’s facilities across India and select locations abroad are “God’s Gift,” to the organization and have made several personal sacrifices to ensure that the NGO ranks at India’s topmost in the field of de-addiction and rehabilitation, Father Joseph H. Pereira, Founder Trustee, said in Mumbai on December 20, 2012.
 Addressing the plenary session of the 'Kripa Model of Recovery: Training Program for Standardization' workshop at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Bandra (West), Mumbai, Fr. Joe said, scores of staff at Kripa had departed from the organization, tempted by higher wages or other pecuniary reasons but those who have remained with Kripa are a gift from God and their relentless dedication to the Kripa cause has played a pivotal role over the last 31 years in ensuring the NGO’s success while securing it’s position as the foremost in the field. “There are no other organizations in our field anywhere in the world which are staffed by recovering addicts helping those suffering from substance abuse,” Fr. Joe, added.
 He noted that Kripa is now standing at crossroads where every individual facility can become a self supporting and financially autonomous unit, following a standardized operating procedure. “Thus, care and services offered at any center in India will be consistent, ensuring greater benefits for patients,” he added.
 Dr. MS Menon, Director-Medicine at Kripa, in his speech at the closing session said, modernization had made imminent standardized operating procedures. “Clients today are better informed than as earlier times in history of kripa”. Standardization of processes is not an isolated event. But it can be achieved simply by applying the prescribed processes daily in our operating techniques,” he added.
Fr. Joe, later gave away certificates to participants who had arrived from the Kripa network across India.
 Christabelle Edwards of Kripa Darjeeling delivered a vote of thanks on behalf of the Kripa Family Nationwide to Fr. Joe and the team for the excellent programme and logistics arrangements for each of them. Indeed a memorial visit to Kripa Head office.
Submitted by
Ashwin Honawar