Women Empowerment Programme

Launching & Orientation Of Women Empowerment Program – 8th January 2019
“Empowerment of Socio-Economically Poor & Disadvantaged Women in Karnataka” January 2019 to December 2021 supported by Misereor KZE was officially launched on 8th January 2019 which was followed by an orientation of the project to 14 implementing Diocesan Social Work Directors, Women Empowerment Program Field Coordinators and Animators.

The Launch was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. Pushpa Joseph, FMM Provincial Superior by lighting the lamp along with other dignitaries, Rev. Dr. Sagaya John, Director, NBCLC, also cut the ribbon to unveil the project banner, Rev. Dr. Eugene Lobo, Secretary, KRCE, Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo, Director, RPC, Rev. Fr. Jacob Britto, Lingarajpuram, Sr. Irene Sabu, FMM Superior, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS, Sr. Zita D’souza, Chief Coordinator, WEP, KROSS and the Diocesan Social Work Directors.

Rev. Dr. Puspha Joseph in her inaugural address shared her own working experience with the women and wished KROSS all the best in their quest towards Women Empowerment. Rev. Dr. Sagaya John in his message said that it is also equally important to work for empowerment of men as both women and men can create a complementary atmosphere for the development of the community. Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo in his message said that we have to bring in changes at the ground level so that the self-help groups and federations are no more dependent on our reach-out for every small thing. Rev. Fr. Jacob Britto released the issue of “Alegau” a quarterly news-letter published by KROSS for the people at grassroots. Rev. Dr. Eugene Lobo wished all the best for the future of the program.

The launching began with a prayer song led by Sr. Mary & Team, BDSSS, Belagavi. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS welcomed the dignitaries and the participants. Sr. Zita D’souza, KROSS, Bengaluru and Mr. Stanley Fernandes, Sampada, Udupi compered the program. Rev. Fr. Reginald Pinto, Director, Sampada, Udupi proposed the vote of thanks.