The Ousted: Embracing the Marginal

21 October 2021 The “Don Bosco College” in Mannuthy has brought about a series of events under the “WE CARE” project. It involved helping the Flood affected people from 2018 and 2019, going out of the way and becoming Covid Warriors during Pandemic and amidst all that held International Webinar on the theme including the excluded. “Our priority to take sides with the sidelined and go with the “Last the Least and the Lost” has seen Academic interventions as it is an IUS” Fr Raju Chakkanattu, Principal of the “Don Bosco College”, explains. These are the six books under the WE CARE Series. Two books on Flood Disaster Risk Reduction: Insulate Kerala: Hard Lessons from Flooded Fury Beyond the Flood: Lessons for Insulating Kerala. One on the Pandemic: When the World Dares the Odd: Life During Pandemic And the more recent books on Social Inclusivity: The Ousted: Embracing the Marginal Stigma: Reflections on Those left out at the Existential Peripheries The Resilient: Women’s war on subjugation. “Just as Don Bosco said, we need to cater to the poor and the abandoned. As an institution of Higher Education, we believe in giving also academic contributions in researches and publications to form part...

SALESIAN MISSIONS USA – “Loaves and Fishes”: a campaign to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe

“Loaves and Fishes”: a campaign to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe 11 May 2021 (ANS – New Rochelle) – “Salesian Missions”, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual “Loaves and Fishes” fundraiser which raises funds to ship life-saving aid to more than 130 countries around the globe. Because the cost of shipping critical aid is far less than its value, donations are multiplied many times over. For every dollar donated, Salesian Missions is able to ship $14 worth of critical goods to its programs. The fundraising appeal runs through the end of June 2021. Aimed at maximizing the impact of donor-assisted programs and answering the call for emergency aid deliveries, the Salesian Missions Property and Logistics Program is made possible by generous assistance from government and private sector partners. Millions of dollars in U.S. government-issued excess property and corporate in-kind donations are leveraged by an annual award to Salesian Missions from the USAID Ocean Freight Reimbursement Grant for humanitarian aid shipments. This award enables the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs to transport shipments of humanitarian aid and development commodities at low to no cost. Salesian Missions also maintains...

Pope: Pulses can help fight malnutrition and hunger – Vatican News

  POPE POPE FRANCIS FAO MESSAGE FOOD AND WATER MEDICINE & HEALTH PAUL RICHARD GALLAGHER Pope: Pulses can help fight malnutrition and hunger The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, sends a message on behalf of Pope Francis to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on the occasion of a virtual event to mark World Pulses Day. By Robin Gomes Pope Francis expressed his appreciation for rural and indigenous workers, especially women, who play an important role in producing and distributing food to fight malnutrition and hunger in the world. On the occasion of World Pulses Day, February 10, the Pope highlighted the fundamental role of rural women in food production and distribution through cooperative mechanisms that, in essence, find their reason and strength in their love for others and in working together. Pulses and global food security He noted the enormous potential of pulses to strengthen global food security.  Pulses, such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas, are simple and nutritious foods that transcend geographical barriers, social affiliations and cultures. They are found on the tables of many families because they manage to satisfy different protein needs in our daily diets. To...