The Diocese of Udupi was erected on 16th July 2012. Soon after the erection of the Diocese a Socio- Economic survey of the Household of the Diocese of Udupi was conducted under the leadership of Bishop to study the demographic socio-economic condition of the families in the Diocese. During the Diocesan survey, it was found that a good number of families are economically poor and struggling to meet both ends. Women in the age group of 21 to 75 have not been in any organization. As the women play an important role in the family, it was thought of uniting the women, through them to have happy, healthy and value- based families. Most marginalized women, children and youth to be facilitated and trained to live with dignity, claim legitimate rights, and entitlements. In order to implement this mission SAMPADA was started with a tiny seed of compassion and determination to do something for the welfare of the downtrodden. On 7th June 2014, SAMPADA UDUPI was registered as a Trust.
An integrated approach to build a equitable and empowered society
“A society with justice, peace and ecological harmony.”
“Facilitating the most marginalized and vulnerable 10,000 families, to live with human dignity and enjoy rights and entitlements, through a process of inclusion, organization, empowerment, networking, advocacy and restoration of ecological order by 2025.”
Capacity building of staff: Self Help Group's mapping.
On 16th May 2022, the SAMPADA UDUPI field staffs, during their monthly training session, practiced what they have learnt in their Capacity Building session. They did the ‘SHG mapping’ in line with village mapping. The Executive Director led the session and evaluated the performance of each staff. The staff decided to do the 'SHG mapping' of each Self Help Groups (SHGs) within a time frame, by which they will know in depth the local Federation resources.
AGM of Sugamya District Women Federation, Udupi District.
The Annual General body Meeting of Sugamya District Women Federation was held on Friday 13th May 2022 at Don Bosco Hall, Udupi. President Mrs. Anitha Dias presided over the meeting. Bishop of Udupi Rt. Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo was the guest of honor and Fr. Reginald Pinto, Executive Director, SAMPADA UDUPI was the guest. Mrs. Pricilla Alva Secretary presented the Annual Report and Mrs. Flavia Dsouza, Treasurer presented the Annual Accounts. 18 women achievers were honored. These were selected among the members for their contribution to the community and mainly to women empowerment.
Staff Capacity Building Training
Staff Capacity building training was conducted in Shivamogga Multipurpose Social Service Society (SMSSS), Shivamogga in collaboration with SMSSS, Shivamogga on 02nd and 03rd May, 2022. Seven of our field staff attended the training session. Rev Fr Francis Paulrai, Indian Social Institute (ISI), Bengaluru was the main resource person. Fr Roshan Clifford Pinto, Director SMSSS, Shivamogga coordinated the training sessions. The topics covered were: Social analysis; Village mapping; Value based leadership; organizing unorganized youth and Right to Information Act 2005. This training will improve the quality of the work of our staff, in the field.
Udupi (Kunja) FPO Director's Election
In collaboration with Nitte Incubation Centre, Nitte, SAMPADA UDUPI is pramoting small and medium farmers to unite and be the members of Farmer Producer Organization (FPO). The farmer group leaders of Mooduthonse, Paduthonse, Shivalli, Kelarlalabettu and Puttur villages of Udupi Taluk came together on 29th April, 2022 at SAMPADA UDUPI and elected three directors for Kunja FPO, Udupi. Mr Baptist Dias, Mr Arun Fernandes and Mrs Jyothi DSouza were elected as Directors. Mr Sanjeev Naik from Nitte organization and Mr Prasanna Kumar, Main Director of Kunja FPO, Udupi were present. Fr Reginald Pinto, Executive Director of SAMPADA UDUPI conducted the election procedure.
SPARSHA: Cancer awareness and detection Program at Barkur
Cancer awareness and detection camp under 'Sparsh' program was conducted in Barkur St Peter's Parish Hall on Thursday 28th April 2022. The camp was conducted in collaboration of Indian Cancer Society and Community Development Department. KMC Manipal with the help of Sthee Sanghatan, Barkur unit; Catholic Sabha, Barkur unit and Health Commission, Barkur Parish. Rev Fr Philip Neri Aranha, Parish Priest, St Peter's Church, Barkur inaugurated the camp. Dr Gahan, Dr. Ratna and Dr. Ashish were the main physicians. Mrs Judith Shaila Lobo of Indian Cancer Society, Mangalore Zone was present. 100 people of Barkur, Kachur, Hanehalli, Sastan and Kumragod villages benefited from this camp.
Achiever whom we recognize.
Mrs. Monica Danthy, hailing from Padebettu, Kuthpady Village, Udupi Taluk. Hails from an agriculture family, and as usual the financial situation of her family was hand to mouth. As a traditional agriculturists, they had buffalos to plough and a small agriculture land to cultivate. She lived with her husband who is an auto driver, two children and elderly mother in law. Six years ago when Self Help Group was started in her area, as a poor women she joined it hoping it will help her to come out of her family’s financial mess. After joining the Pavithra SHG, Kuthpady, through the guidance of the Animators, she became aware of various Government Departments. She started to visit the departments and find out various schemes available, and how to apply and avail them. Then as days passed, she availed loan in her Pavithra SHG for purchase of cows. She sold the buffalos and now she is hiring tractor for ploughing. At present she has 8 cows and a poultry for local bread chicken. At present, daily she sells nearly 35 liters of milk and weekly a few local bread chicken. Now she earns well from agriculture and vegetable cultivation. She saves regularly for her children’s education at post office. She is repaying the loan availed to purchase cows from the SHG, without fail. Now Mrs. Monica has regular income and has a plan for the future of her family. Her husband and children who help her, are happy and proud of her achievements. She has been honored by Sangama Sanskratika Vedika on this year’s Women’s Day Celebration. Now Mrs. Monica is a model for our women for family economic stability.
Inauguration of Laudato si; Feed the thirsty animals and birds Program:
During the Board Meeting of SAMPADA UDUPI Trust on Friday, 25th March 2022, the Managing Trustee Rt Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, by handing over earthen vessels to Trustees and Board members, symbolically inaugurated the Laudato si; Feed the thirsty animals and Birds Program. The Executive Director said nearly 100 such earthen vessels will be distributed to the people who will be willing to take care of the small animals and birds of their area in the district. They have to place the vessels in a shady places and daily maintain them, by which the birds and small animals can drink water and quench their thirst during hot summer.
Cancer Awareness Program at Nakre, Karkala Taluka
On the occasion of International Women’s Day Celebration, Christajyothi Federation of Nakre, Kukkundor village, Karkala organized Cancer and Life Style Diseases awareness program in the Church Hall on 08th March 2022. 56 women and few men leaders were present. Dr Pratiksha C. Shetty, Medical Officer of Kukkundor Primary Health Centre, Kukkundor, Karkala was the resource person. She in her talk enlightened women regarding their health issues while aging; the life style diseases and the causes for it; cancer and how women be aware of it. She gave lot of health tips, symptoms of various sicknesses and when and how to approach the PHC and the other concerned doctors. She patiently clarified all the doubts. Women were of the opinion that the session was informative and helpful.
Raita Bazar - Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) information sharing at Barkur
Around 75 farmers from the villages of Moodahadu, Kachur, Barkur, Hanehalli and Nagarmat gather in the church premises on 06th March 2022, to receive basic information about Farmer Producer Organization. Fr Reginald Pinto, Executive Director, SAMPADA UDUPI gave them basic information, clarified their doubts, encouraged them to start a new FPO and distributed them the application forms to be the members of FPO. The villagers were from Kota Hobali of Kundapura taluka. The villages were interested in establish new FPO. They were mostly coconut and paddy growers. Vegetable cultivation is too a way to earn daily bread. Mr Harold D’Souza the Vice President of Parish Pastoral Council, St Peter Church, Barkur and prominent political and social leaders were present.
Sparsha – Cancer Awareness Program at Shankarapura
On 06th March 2022, during ‘Women’s Day Celebration’, Mallige Mahasangha (Grass root Federation) Shankarapura, Kapu taluka organized health awareness and Sparsha – Cancer awareness program to the women. Dr Shiny Christabel, Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, Mudabettu, Achchada, Kapu Taluka Udupi district was the Resource Person. She explained about Menopause and related problems, obesity and related problems, Cancer awareness and healthy life style. He also patiently answered all the quarries of women. Nearly 125 women participated. SAMPADA in collaboration with Mallige Mahasangha, Shankarapura organized the program
Women’s Day celebration by Sauharda Mahasangha, Barkur.
Women’s Day was celebrated by Sauharda Mahasangha, Barkur. Earlier women has thanksgiving mass at St Peter’s Church, Barkur. Later gathered at ‘Sauharda Hall’ for the get-together. Fr Philip Neri Aranha, Parish Priest presided over the function. Fr Reginald Pinto, SAMPADA UDUPI was the resource person. Mr Harold D’Souza PPC Vice-President and Ms Vivet Lewis, Secretary PPC were the guests of honour. President of the Organization Shaila Dsouza welcomed the dignitaries, Ms Saritha Dias read the Annual Activities Report. Ms Irene D’Souza compered the program. During his talk Fr Reginald spoke about various government schemes available to women, how to increase family finance, and passed basic information regarding FPO formation. Near 150 women gathered for this celebration.
‘Raita Bazar’: Registration drive for Farmer Producer Organization (FPO)
On Monday, 28th February 2022, we conducted this activity at Nandalike and Belman Villages of Karkala Taluka and Mudarangady village of Kapu Taluka of Udupi District. The registration was done for two FPO’s that is for Kapu FPO and Nitte FPO. Activity was conducted in four centres of Nandalike and Belman villages of Karkala Taluka and Mudarangady village of Kapu Taluka. Two field workers and the Executive Director was present from SAMPADA UDUPI. The targeted beneficiaries were the farmers of Nandalike, Belman and Mudarangady villages. 85 farmers registered themselves as members to Nitte FPO and 10 farmers registered themselves as members of Kapu FPO. 32 Men and 82 women farmers were given awareness regarding the benefit they can avail by becoming members of an FPO. Ms Lilly D’Souza, the Chairman of Kapu FPO; Ms Pearlvita Mathias CEO of Kapu FPO, Mr Ashok, representative of Nitte FPO were present to do the formalities..
New Office-bearers of Sugamya Jilla Mahila Vokkuta, Udupi District
The new office bearers of Sugamya Jilla Mahila Vokkuta, Udupi Jille (Sugamya District Women Federation, Udupi District) were elected on Thursday, 10th February 2022. They are: President: Mrs Anitha Dias, Santhekatte, Kallianpura; Vice-president: Celine D’Souza, Ajekar; Secretary Mrs Cynthia D’Silva, Manipal; Joint Secretary Mrs Agnes Barboza, Shirva; Treasurer: Mrs Veera D’Souza, Kelmbet-Bola and ‘Mothiyaa’ magazine Editor: Mrs Vinita D’Mello, Karkala Town. It was decided to start Women Cooperative Bank immediately. The in-charge of this project was given to Mrs Prameela D’Sa, Piusnagar and Mrs Shanthi Suares of Padukone and Mrs Precilla Alva of Kalmady were elected as members of Women Cooperative Bank establishment committee. The president and office bearers of Arpana Taluka Federation, Karkala; Ujwala Taluka federation, Brahmavara, Bhaavana Taluka Federation, Kundapura-Byndoor; Inchara Taluka Federation, Kapu and Sharadhi Taluka Federation, Udupi were present.
Information regarding schemes available in Grama Panchayath
SAMPADA UDUPI in collaboration with Ave Maria Mahasangha, Milagress, Kallianpura, organized Various Schemes available in Grama Panchayath program at Milagress Hall on Monday, 24th January 2022. Nearly 45 villagers of Moodutonse village were present. Ms Yogitha, Panchayath Development Officer (PDO) of Moodutonse village was the resource person. She explained about the current available schemes in Panchayath under MGMREGA. She also explained the procedure to avail these schemes. She responded to every queries of the participants. She also explained about the renovated Library of the Panchayath and requested the villagers mainly the youth of the village to make use of the library. The president of Ave Maria Mahasangha Mrs Marina Lewis, took the leadership to organize this program.
Sustainable Livelihood Enhancement Project.
As per the understanding, livelihood enhancement of family means, to build up the capacity and capability of the family and to make its living dignified with access to all amenities both in present and in future. As it happened to whole of India in post COVID situation, same repeated in Udupi District. People working in the cities lost their jobs; who had petty business their income is reduces drastically; later untimely and access of rain and other related natural calamities hampered agriculture production to small and medium farmers. SAMPADA UDUPI has conceptualized the above ‘Sustainable Livelihood Enhancement Project’ for our people. To get the pulse of the people and to plan with them, the Executive Director, currently meeting the people in their villages. Till today he has visited 11 villages and met 569 people. Planning to visit still 39 more villages and to visit at least 2,500 people by the end of mid-February.
Christmas celebrations in Self Help Groups
From the inceptions of Self Help Groups (SHGs), seven years ago; our women celebrate the joy of Christmas in their SHGs by themselves or together with their families. Some time they prepare ‘Kuswar’ (traditional sweets prepared only during Christmas) together or in their families. Then during Christmas season (from 20th of December till 07th of January) they Celebrate Christmas in their SHGs. Each member bring the Kuswar prepared by them, in an appointed place, prepare a crib, sing Christmas Carrols, have some games, fun and celebrate the Birth of Jesus in a grand way. Here is a picture depicting the Christmas celebration by Amrutha SHG of Shankarapura, Kapu Taluka. This activity bring peace and reconciliation in the group and also it increase the unity and also the virtue of sharing in-between the members. SAMPADA UDUPI promotes these activities and our Animators represent the organization during the celebrations.
‘Laudato si’- save mother earth: Construction of a small check dam in city limits of Karkala, Udupi
‘Laudato si’ – save mother earth is the competition conducted by SAMPADA UDUPI to create awareness to save the ecology of Udupi District. Each month we give a theme with proper explanations on the topic, so that the competitors can understand the topic and implement it in their homes and neighbourhood. In the month of November the theme was ‘Constructing small check dam (Katta) to the rivulet’. To our surprise Jyothi Self Help Group of Karkala town implemented this project in Karkala town vicinity. They build a check dam, ‘Katta’ in a small scale to a small rivulet flowing near the property of one of its members. It is really a proud moment to the members and we congratulate them.
Cancer Awareness and Detection camp at Katapadi
On Friday, 10th December 2021, in collaboration with Community Development Department, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal; Cancer Society of India Mangalore Division; Adarsha Mahasangha, Katapadi, Sampada Udupi conducted its ‘Sparsha’ Cancer Awareness and Detection camp at St Vincent De Paul Church premises, Katapadi, Udupi District. 58 men and women benefited from this camp. Awareness regarding cancer was given and at the same time various tests were conducted. The address and contact details of the patients were collected and Cancer Society of India will be in touch with the positive cases and have the follow up. SAMPADA UDUPI too will help financially, the identified patients for the medical treatment.
Constitution Day celebration and local Federation office-bearers meet
On Friday, 26th November 2021 ‘Constitution Day Celebration’ and local federation members meeting and ‘Planning 2022 Annual Program’ was at Conference Hall Bishops House Udupi. Representatives of local federations, 05 Taluk Federation and one District federation were gathered. Sampada Udupi Executive Director conducted the oath to follow and abide by our constitution. Managing Trustee Rt. rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi was present. The women then chocked down plan for the year 2022 for local federations, 05 taluk federation and one district federation. District federation president Mrs Prameela D’Sa presided over the session.
“ENCIENDE LA LLAMA 2021” (LIGHT UP THE FLAME) of MANOS UNIDAS.
“ENCIENDE LA LLAMA 2021” (LIGHT UP THE FLAME) took place on Saturday, 2021 November 13th from 8 p.m. (GMT+1). Our women who were earlier the beneficiaries of MANOS UNIDAS’s ‘Empowerment of women in Udupi District’, participated whole heartedly in this event. Some women lighted lamps with their family members, others with their friends and participated in this activity with their partners around world, as a shining trace of solidarity, where the light of each lighted candle will become a personal commitment in the fight against poverty.
SPARSHA Instilling hope: Cancer Project Hair Donation
Mr Suveera Rao from Doddanagudde, Udupi. An energetic young man, too care of his hair for two year as a precious belonging. But when he decided to part with his precious hair, he didn’t want to waste it. He approached SAMPADA UDUPI and donated it for the cause of cancer. Under SAPARSH- Instilling hope program, SAMPADA received it with grateful heart and appreciated his donation with a certificate. This is the first instance where a YOUNG MAN donating his hair for the cause of cancer. If you want to donate your hair for the cause of cancer, contact SAMPADA UDUPI.
SPARSHA Instilling hope: Cancer Project Hair Donation
Dhyan Rohish, s/o Rohish Kumar a resident of Brahmgiri , Udupi and 7th standard student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Udupi. During COVID time, while his schooling was online and Dhyan had to stay at home. While he was growing in age, and intelligence his hair too grow with same enthusiasm. Now while going back to normal schooling, Dhyan left behind his 14 inch long hair, and gave it to the cause of cancer on 08th November 2021. SAMPADA UDUPI through its ‘Sparsha - Instilling Hope’ program take care of the cancer patients, received this token of love from Dhyan in the name of cancer patients. God bless you Dhyan for your generosity and congratulations to his proud dad Mr Rohish Kumar.
Raita Bazar - ‘Raita Bazar’: Agriculture & Organic farming. New CBOs
The main aim of the 'Raita Bazar' project is’ by 2025, 1200 small and medium farmers, through organic farming and by cooperative activities increase their family income by 50%.’ First step in this project is convince these farmers to be united in neighbourhood CBOs or Community based organizations. Till now throughout the district we have formed 24 such groups with a membership of around 300 farmers and people who work in agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry. Recently, last fortnight we had training session s in Kanajar and Belman areas of Karkala taluka, and the outcome is
‘Girl Child Day 2021-Education for Every Girl Child’
Our New Project - ‘Girl Child Day 2021-Education for Every Girl Child’. Our First Beneficiary. Riyan Divya Lewis, from the Milagress Parish, Kallianpura is studying BSC Nursing at Fr. Müllers’ Nursing College, Mangalore. Her father works as a watchman in a private firm and mother is a housewife. She has a sister who is presently studying in the 10th Std. Riyan Divya Lewis got interest free loan from a NGO. Her ambition is to complete her BSc nursing course and try to go abroad, get a good job and help her sister and parents. As she has to take loan in every year for four years until she completes her course, the amount she received from the NGO would ease her burden of loan. She is grateful to SAMPADA UDUPI for selecting as the beneficiary for this program
Women Empowerment Program
1. The present women association has to be capacitated to raise the issues of women. 2. Women have to tap Government resources. 3. Lack of strong leadership among women. 4.Do not have control over the resources and decisions making process in the family. 5. Increasing rate of suicide among women and teenage girls. 6. Heavy dowry. 7. political empowerment is lacking. 8. not aware of women rights
Hair Donation Drive - extension of 'Sparsha" cancer program
As a part of the International Women’s Day celebration, SAMPDA UDUPI, organized 'Hair Donation Drive' for providing wigs to women who are cancer victims. Dr Sony D’Costa gave an awareness session on cancer to the 150 participants who gathered for this program. As many as 27 volunteers donated their hair among them 7 were school children
Honouring the contestant and winners in the grama panchayath elections
Women empowerment comprises of economic, social and political upliftment of the women in the society. Since 2018 training in leadership and political awareness was given By SAMPADA UDUPI to encourage women to participate in local governance. Women were made aware about the need to participate in the various activities in local governance from the grass root level such as grama Sabha and in ward meetings. Later they were encouraged to participate in the electoral politics in the village level. Those who got elected will be in Administrative positions. Those who did not get elected can still try to become members of various local village panchayath committees and make their contributions constructively. As a result of the training given by SAMPADA UDUPI around 100 women members from various Self Help Groups participated in the Grama Panchayath elections in 2020. To honour these participants who have showed interest in local governance and further encourage them and other women this ac
Women Empowerment Program
To achieve Women empowerment, we started formation of women SHGs. We started with 226 SHGs in 2014 with 3236 members. At present we have 450 Self Help Groups, 50 local grass root level federations, 5 taluka Vokkuta’s & one District Federation in Udupi District. Total savings through SHG is Rs. 3,56,30,580 from 6767 members. 6414 women are benefitted by various government schemes of Minority Dept, Agriculture Dept and Horticulture dept. and have started Jasmine garden, Dairy farming, Honey bee rearing, cultivation of vegetables, fruits and medicainal plants, tailoring, catering, canteen and other business on their own. 98 women contested in Grama Panchayath elections, 43 won and became grama panchayath members.1567 women participated in 35 training programs on Human rights. 2382 took part in 49 trainings on women rights conducted during 2018 and 2019. Articles about Awareness of health and Local traditional medicine are published. Kitchen garden, fruit gardens and medicinal plant grow
Through ‘Suraksha’ program 150 families introduced to eco-friendly stoves, created awareness on health & sanitization in 2,798 women at 50 centers, 50 youngsters trained to become ‘Environments Preserving Ambassadors’. 402 training camps conducted on ecology, and 20 articles on save earth are published since 2015. Total 16,297 saplings planted to create green ecology since 2017. 9244 pits dug for rain water harvesting, built 25 check dams to rivulets, 61 tube wells and 1583 open wells recharged to increase ground water level. 6916 vegetable gardens, 6549 fruit garden and 6489 medicinal gardens grown through savayava Krishi since 2015.
It is the small change that makes the biggest impact.
Self-Help Groups have been successfully formed along with 50 grass root level federations
Women of the Sampada self-help group program saved 3.5 crores
Women were given health and sanitization awareness across 50 centres in Udupi
People were benefitted by the cancer awareness program across 5 detection camps
Women contested and 43 women won in the Gram Panchayat Elections.
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