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.”
Janani Mahasangha and Catholic Sthree Sanghatan of Mudarangadi celebrate inter communal Monthi FesthSAMPADA UDUPI guided Janani Mahasangha, Mudarangadi and Catholic Sthree Sanghatan Kenha-Mudarangadi jointly celebrated Monthi Festh also known as the Feast of New Paddy on 17th September 2023. Advocate Namita Kumari, President of the Mudarangadi Grama Panchayat along with the dignitaries on the dais inaugurated the New Paddy Feast by pouring water to the paddy pot. Mrs. Sumangala Bhandary-President of the Pragathi Mahila Mandala, Mudarangadi and Mrs. Sujata Suvarna-President of the Billava Mahila Sanghatane wished well to the festivities. Mrs. Afreen Jaheed on behalf of the Roshani Muslim Self-Help Group, Mrs. Susheela-teacher in the Pernal Anganwaadi School were present on the dais. Fr. Frederick D’Souza-Parish Priest of St. Francs Xavier Church, Mudarangadi and Director of Janani Mahasangha presided over the program. In his message, Fr. Frederick D’Souza said that the feast of the nativity of Mother Mary has been celebrated as the feast of the new paddy and also as the day of the girl child. He further said that women play an important role in promoting the welfare of the family. Hence, we should respect them. We may belong to different religious groups, but we are all children of the same mother. The entire world is one family. When we realize this the feelings of love, tolerance and light of compassion emerges in our hearts. Presidents of Divya Jyothi, Preethi, Shanthi, Pramila, Keerthi, Divya Chetana, Mallige, Vishwas, Samrudhi and Jyothi Self Help Groups were present on the dais. President of the Janani Mahasangha, Mrs. Smitha D’Souza welcomed the gathering and Mrs. Celine Alwyn D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs. Pramoda Mathais compeered the program. Later, vegetarian food prepared by the members using the fresh vegetables was served to all those who were present.
The FIG (Farmer Interest Group) meeting of Kapu FPO was held.Kapu Farmers Producer Organization is formed with the help of SAMPADA UDUPI, under its Raita Bazar: Agriculture and Organic Farming program. Continuously SAMPADA UDUPI supports in its activities. Fr Reginald Pinto, the Executive Director of SAMPADA UDUPI is the guide to Kapu FPO. Prior to its General Body meeting, KAPU FPO has organized a series of FIG meetings. SAMPADA UDUPI is taking leadership to conduct these meetings, so that the voices of the farmers are heard, their opinions are listed and they are actively involved in planning the future activities.
Celebration of family festivity in SHG level in the month of SeptemberThroughout the District on 08th September during the festivity of the Birth of Our mother Mary, catholic families celebrated the family get-together with vegetarian meal. For our Self-Help Group (SHG) women, their SHGs are the extended family. During the monthly meeting of September majority of the SHGs, who consider SHG as their extended family celebrates the family festivity. In a similar way the Local Federations (Mahasangha’s) too have their festivity celebrations.
Representatives of Caritas Prague visit SAMPA UDUPI’s Managing Trustee.On 07th September 2023 Thursday, our guests from Caritas Prague, of Czech Republic visited Bishop of Udupi Diocese Most Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, who is the Managing Trustee of SAMPADA UDUPI at Bishop’s office, Udupi. Mr. Jaroslav Němec, Director of Caritas Prague; Mrs. Pavla Němcova, office bearer; Fr. Edward Walczyk, Spiritual guide of Caritas Prague; Mrs. Barbora Mullerova, Caritas Economus and Mr. Grace Mboizi, Caritas Prague director in Uganda were present. Fr Reginald Pinto, Executive Director, SAMPADA UDUPI and Sr. Veera Monis, in charge of Integrated Child Development Program (ICDP) coordinator was present during the meeting. Bishop honored the guests and had a lengthy discussion regarding ICDP program. The visit was cordial. Caritas Prague supports 151 students for their studies and integral Development.
Caritas Prague beneficiary children’s get-together at KarkalaOn 06th September 2023, Wednesday a get-together program was organized for the 56 beneficiaries of ICDP program who are helped by Caritas Prague, for their education and integral development, at Church Hall, Christ the King church, Karkala. Mr. Jaroslav Němec, Director of Caritas Prague; Mrs. Pavla Němcova, office bearer; Fr. Edward Walczyk, Spiritual guide of Caritas Prague; Mrs. Barbora Mullerova, Caritas Economus and Mr. Grace Mboizi, Caritas Prague director in Uganda were the guest of honor. 56 beneficiaries from Karkala Taluka and their parents were present for this function. Various cultural programs were conducted by the children. Mr. Jaroslav spoke on behalf of Caritas Prague and the donors. He explained the expectations of the donors to the beneficiaries.
Representatives of Caritas Prague visit the houses of beneficiaries.On 05th September 2023, Tuesday our donors from Caritas Prague, Mr. Jaroslav Němec, Director of Caritas Prague; Mrs. Pavla Němcova, office bearer; Fr. Edward Walczyk, Spiritual guide of Caritas Prague; Mrs. Barbora Mullerova, Caritas Economus and Mr. Grace Mboizi, Caritas Prague director in Uganda visited Child Sponsorship beneficiary's families at Kolalgiri, Brahmavara Taluka. They visited the families and spent valuable time there inquiring about the studies, family situation and future plan of the students. The guest from Pague had some village experience and they enjoyed the natural beauty.
SAMPADA UDUPI KCWA Education Fund distribution 2023SAMPADA UDUPI KCWA Education Fund distribution SAMPADA UDUPI KCWA Education Fund distribution function was held on Saturday, 29th July 2023 at Alok Mini Hall, Anugraha, Pastoral Centre, Kakkunje, Santhekatte at 3.30 PM. Rt. Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi and the Managing Trustee of SAMPADA UDUPI presided over the function. Rev Msgr Ferdinand Gonsalves, Vicar General of Udupi Diocese and also Deputy Managing Trustee of SAMPADA UDUPI was the chief guest. Mr. Arun Jossy D’Souza, Vice President of KCWA; Mrs. Reena Wilma Pereira, General Secretary of KCWA; Mrs. Veena Serrao, Education Fund Coordinator of KCWA; Mr. Kevin Preetham D’Souza, Auditor KCWA; Mr. Alwyn Noronha, Ex Education Fund Coordinator of KCWA; Mrs. Mabel Andrade and Mr. Prakash Rego, nominated committee members of KCWA and Mrs. Jovita Fernandes, local representative of KCWA were the guest of honor. The beneficiaries led the payer. Fr Reginald Pinto Executive Director, SAMPADA UDUPI welcomed the gathering and also compeered the program. On behalf of SAMPADA UDUPI and the all the past and present beneficiaries KCWA organization was honored. Mrs. Veena Serrao, Education Fund Coordinator accepted the honor. In his thank you message Mr. Arun Jossy D’Souza, Vice president KCWA recalled the origin of KCWA organization and its purpose. He said past 40 years nearly six crores of help are rendered to the Dioceses of Udupi and Mangalore, mainly for the upliftment of needy and helping the deserving students to pursue their education and through which a bright carrier. Few of the KCWA members are officers, and in good job but majority are of small job working in Kuwait for the betterment of their families, and all contribute generously for this good cause of helping the needy. Because of Bishop Gerald’s request this revolving fund is started in 2017 in Udupi Diocese. He requested the beneficiaries to study well, pursue a good carrier and in later years help the deserving needy of their neighborhood. He thanked SAMPADA UDUPI for its work to maintain and distribute this Education Fund. Chief guest Rev Msgr Ferdinand Gonsalves profusely thanked KCWA and its members. He prayed that God would bless them hundredfold for their generosity. He advised the students to study well and build their carrier. He said at present it is your duty to achieve excellence in study and builds a carrier. He also advised the beneficiaries to pray for KCWA organization and its members. Mr. Stanley Fernandes the Coordinator of SAMPADA UDUPI thanked all.
Bone Density Test camps in different places.Our Mahasangha (Local Federation) members in collaboration with Health Commission and other association conduct Bone Density test in different places. Dr Prakash Andrade of Udupi and his team do the test and before testing give awareness regarding bone density and why it is important to know about the bone density as people grow in age. He also gives necessary prescriptions and necessary help tips to each individual patient. On 06th July, Thursday on camp was held at Pamboor, Bantakal, Shirva village of Kapu taluk in collaborative leadership of Prakrati Federation. 89 people benefitted from it. The second camp was held on Friday, 07th July at Nakre, Kukkundoor village of Karkala Taluk in collaborative leadership of Kristajyothi Federation. 24 men and 98 women, totally 122 benefitted from it.
SHG members helping their brothers in cultivation work.SAMPADA UDUPI has its Vision Statement: “A society with justice, peace and ecological harmony”. And based on it we carved our Mission Statement: “Facilitating the most marginalized and vulnerable communities to live with human dignity enjoy rights and entitlements through a process of inclusion, organization, empowerment, networking, advocacy and restoration of ecological order.” Based on it we have one of our objectives that ‘through cultivation of barren land, 125 men SHG members increase their income by 15% by 2025.’ This week in-between heavy down pouring of rain Karkala Taluk’s Hirgan villages SANDESHA Men SHGs members rendered their service in the field of Mr. Robert D’Souza preparing for cultivation of paddy. These men are really rendering their service to each other to cultivate paddy in their fields. We wish them all the best. May GOD bless them with plentiful yield of rice, is our prayer.
New House constructed, blessed and handed over to the needy family.Mrs. Monica D’Souza of Paniyoor village of Kapu Taluka was our beneficiary. SAMPADA UDUPI in collaboration with St Vincent De Paul Society (SSVP), Central Council and St Vincent De Paul Society (SSVP) of Scared Heart Parish, Yermal Uchila took the lead for the needy family. Mrs. Monica D’Souza a widow and belong to economically backward class. We always believe that the family has to contribute to such projects, so Mrs. Monica applied for Basava Yojana of, Karnataka State Government, and the project was sanctioned to her. The remaining money was collected from donors by St Vincent De Paul Society, Central Council and St Vincent De Paul Society of Sacred Heart Parish, Yermal Uchila and by SAMPADA UDUPI. The new house was blessed by Rev Fr Joswey Fernandes, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish, Yermal Uchila, and was handed over to the family. Members of both the SSVP organization and Neighbours had gathered for the celebrations.
Formation of First local federation (Mahasangha) of Men’s Self-Help Groups at Piusnagar, Hangaluru,On 26th May 2023 the First Mahasangha (local Federation) of Men’s Self Help Group was inaugurated at Piusnagar, Hangaluru Village, Kundapura Taluka. Surya Men’s Self Help Group, Prerana Men’s Self Help Group and Star Men’s Self Help Group joined together and formed this ‘Deepa Men’s Local Federation’, Piusnagar, Hangaluru, Kundapura Taluka. Mr Remi Fernandes from Surya Men’s Self Help Group was unanimously elected as the Founder President and Mr Ronald D’Souza from Prerana Men’s Self Help Group was elected as Founder Secretary. 13 representatives from three Men’s SHG were present for this event. Srushti Women’s Local Federation (Mahasangha), Piusnagar and its President Ms. Jenny D’Sa, Parish Pastoral Council Secretary Mrs. Reshma D’Souza and Laveena D’Souza, Designated President of Mahasangha and other women leaders took the initiative to form this men’s Local Federation.
Through Organic Farming strengthen the livelihood of the farmersSAMPADA UDUPI’s Goal 1 is ‘Facilitating the most marginalized and vulnerable communities’. In it the 02nd objective is ‘35% of the agriculturist families, by preserving soil and through organic farming increase 20% of their family income by 2025.” To fulfil this objective SAMPADA UDUPI has got very many programs as per the farmers of the concerned locality. On 17th May 34 farmers of Belman, Nandalike. Mundkoor, Mulladka and Bola villages of Karkala taluk met together at Belman. Their main agenda of meeting was starting to grow Organic vegetables and fruits in a\their land immediately, firth for their daily consumption and if they grow more then to market it locally. Fr Reginald Pinto the Executive Director was the main resource person. Mr Nelson Pais, from Mulladka shared his experience of growing and marketing organic vegetables and fruits. At the end the 26 participants agreed to form a WhatsApp group to share their input, discuss their problem and to grow together in organic farming by helping each other through personal interactions and visiting each other’s farms. Jnanodaya Mahasangha of Belman helped to organize the program.
SAMPADA UDUPI is awarded by 1NGO for being digitally aware and active1NGO, operating from J P Nagar, Bengaluru is for bridging the digital divide in social sector. 1NGO democratizes opportunities for NGOs by making them digitally discoverable. 1NGO focus sectors include education, empowerment, heath, disability, rural development and environment. SAMPADA UDUPI is guided by 1NGO for its digital visibility. Recently 1NGO had its ‘1NGO Digital Award’ and SAMPADA UDUPI received 2nd Runner of “1NGO Digital Award”. We are happy to inform you that together with the Certificate we received cash award too. Thank you 1NGO for making us Digitally Empowered.
Information Training drive on Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Niyamita at Kandlur, Kundapura TalukSugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Niyamitha, Udupi is the dream project of Sugamya Mahila Jilla Vokkuta, Udupi (Sugamya Women District Federation, Udupi district). This is the unity of all women self-help groups formed by SAMPADA UDUPI. The Sauhardha Sahakari or the Cooperative Bank has started to function recently. Sampada Udupi Director together with Mrs. Pramila D’Sa, President of Sugamya Sauhardha Sahakari, is on a drive to collect potential shareholders, and inform them regarding the functioning of the Sauhardha Sahakari and its various scheme. The first training session was conducted in Kandlur a small village in Vandse Hobali of Kundapura Taluka. Mrs. Pramila D’Sa informed about the formation of the Sauhardha Sahakari. Mrs. Shalet D’Silva, President Bhavana Mahila Vokkuta, Kundapura-Byndoor Taluk was present. Mrs. Ratna President of Dayasagar Mahasangha, Kandlur welcomed everyone.
Men Self Help group members help each other’s agriculture work at Hirgan, Karkala Taluka.Our Mission Statement is “Facilitating the most marginalized and vulnerable communities to live with human dignity enjoy rights and entitlements through a process of inclusion, organization, empowerment, networking, advocacy and restoration of ecological order.” To achieve our mission, we have different goals. The second Goal’ is “Restoration of ecological order.” And to reach this goal our 04th Objective is “100 men’s Self-Help Groups; through cultivating their and neighborhood barren land, increase their annual income by 15% by 2025.” Sandesha Men’s Self-Help Group, Hirgan, Karkala taluk in the leadership of its president Mr. Michael Martis and Secretary Mr. Alwyn Lobo gathered together to help Mr. Melwyn D’Souza to collect the dry leaves and pile them in a heap. This is because dry leaves are needed in the cowshed to make natural bed to cows. When cow dung and cow urine are mixed it will become good manure for agriculture work. I congratulate all the members for their selfless service to help one of their members who is an agriculturist. ‘May their generation increase’.
Karkala: Arpana Mahila Vokkuta Celebrates International Women’s DayThe Arpana Mahila Vokkuta of the Karkala Taluka, which is founded by SAMPADA UDUPI, celebrated the International Women’s Day on Monday, 13 March 2023 at Maria Goretti Community Hall, Hirgan. The stage programme was presided over by Mrs. Anita Dais-President of Sugamya Zilla Mahila Vokkuta of Udupi District. Mrs. Yashodha Shetty-President of Mahila Santwana Centre Karkala was the resource person. Chief guests included Fr. Paul Cutinha-Director of Arpana Mahila Vokkuta, Karkala Taluka, Fr. Paul Rego-Dean of Karkala Deanery, Fr, Walter Mendonca-Parish Priest of Maria Goretti Church, Hirgan, Mrs. Shahanaz - Suha Mahila Swa-sahaya Sangha, Miyar and Mrs. Asha Shetty-President of Sadhana Swa-sahaya Sangha, Bailur. The guests of honor included Mrs. Carmin Fernandes and Mrs. Maria Kothwal. Fr. Paul Rego inaugurated the proceedings of the International Women’s Day by lighting the lamp along with the dignitaries on the stage. On this occasion, the women achievers and senior citizens were felicitated. Prayer dance was presented by the women of Hirgan Parish. Mrs. Gracy Coelho-President of the Arpana Mahila Vokkuta welcomed the gathering. Secretary Mrs. Veena Fernandes proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs. Shanthi D’ Almeida and Mrs. Jacintha D’Silva compeered the programme.
Training to Men’s SHG members at Karkala
On 26th February Sunday, SAMPADA UDUPI in collaboration with Samanvaya Men’s Self Help Groups District Federation has organized a get-together and training session for the Men’s SHG members of Karkala Taluka at Christ King Church Hall, Karkala Town. Rev Fr Paul Rego the Dean of Karkala Deanery was the chief guest. Mr. Alton Rebeiro, President of Samanvaya District Federation, Presided over the function. Other office bearers of District Federation were present. 56 self-help group members were present. Training was given by Fr Reginald Pinto, Executive Director, SAMPADA UDUPI. The purpose, rules of Men’s SHG was explained, and doubts raised by the participants were clarified.
SAMPADA UDUPI office is shifted to the new premises at ANUGRAHA
SAMPADA UDUPI was started in the month of June 2013 as Udupi Diocesan Social Development Organization. Later in 2014 January, it started its office in a rented room at the Mother of Church campus, KM Marg, Udupi. In June 2014 it was registered as SAMPADA UDUPI trust. Since then, it was working from above mentioned office. SAMPADA UDUPI is an organization comes under Udupi Diocese. The Diocese has built its Pastoral Centre at Kakkunje, Santhekatte in the outskirts of Udupi city. So, we have moved to a spacious office at ANUGRAHA, Pastoral Centre, Kakkunje, Santhekatte Post on 22nd February 2023, Wednesday. Now you can visit us to our new premises. The new premise is on the eastern side of Ambagilu Santhekatte national highway on the way to Brahmavara to Udupi, opposite to LVT temple. On the eastern side of the road, you can see Renault showroom. Next to it there is a tar road, if you walk in it for 500 meters you will get ANUGRAHA, Pastoral Centre on its ground floor our office is located.
Sampada Udupi and Rotary Club Manipal Observe International Cancer Day on 04th February 2023
International Cancer Day was celebrated by Sampada Udupi in collaboration with Rotary Club Manipal Town on Saturday, 4 February 2023 at the Bishop’s House, Udupi. Smt. Hilda Carnelio. and Dr. Sridhar, the former president of the Rotary Club, Manipal Town were the guests of honour.
Dr. Sridhar in his speech created awareness about cancer among children. He informed how Rotary Club helps poor cancer patients to get treatment in the KMC Hospital, Manipal and how to avail these benefits.
At the end Director Fr. Reginald Pinto, Director of Sampada Udupi addressed the audience and explained how the Sampada organization through Sparsha: Instilling Hope Programme takes care of Cancer patients. Mr. Stanly Fernandes, Coordinator of Sparsha programme arranged the programme.
Fifteen persons donated their hair for the cause of cancer. Collection boxes were distributed to the Animators so that they can have collection for the cause, throughout the month.
The First Board Meeting of Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari on 02 February 2023
The first board meeting of Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha Ltd, was held on 02nd February 2023, at Don Bosco Hall, Udupi Church Compound, Udupi at 3.00 PM. The President of Sauhardha Sahakari Mrs. Prameela D’Sa, Presided over the meeting. The other 10 Board members were present for the meeting. A large number of shareholders attended the meeting. During the meeting the Promoters handed over the ‘power’ to govern the Sauhardha Sahakari to the new elected team. During the meeting the By-laws were accepted, and other important formalities were done. Vice president Mrs. Gracy Coelho thanked everyone.
Bishop Gerald Lobo inaugurates Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha promoted by SAMPADA UDUPI
The dream of Women Empowerment that had been in progress since the last ten years since the inception of the Diocese of Udupi was materialized when the All-women Bank “Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha(R)” was inaugurated on Thursday, 2 February 2023 at a function organized at 3.30 pm in the mother of Sorrows Church Hall, Udupi. The Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha was formally inaugurated by Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo by lighting the lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais including Rev. Fr. Charles Menezes-Parish Priest of the Mother of Sorrows Church and Dean of Udupi Deanery, Mr. Vijay B.S.-District Coordinator of Karnataka State Federation of Cooperatives, Mrs. Pramila D’Sa-President of Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha, Mrs. Leena Roche- Founder President of Catholic Sthree Sanghatan, Udupi Diocese, Mrs. Janet Barboza- Founder President of Sugamya Mahila Zilla Vokkuta, Udupi District, Mrs. Anita Dias-President President of Sugamya Mahila Zilla Vokkuta, Mrs. Cynthia D’Silva-Secretary and Mrs. Veera Wilma D’Souza-Treasurer. Besides the members of the Board of Directors of Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha were present on the dais.
In his message following the formal inauguration of the Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha, Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo said that the dream of the last ten years since the establishment of the Diocese of Udupi became a reality with the formal inauguration of the bank that is by the women, of the women and for the women. With this one of the major aims in the direction of the empowerment of women in the district of Udupi has been realized. He further said that the empowerment of women in the social, economic, political and cultural fields were the initial goals of the women’s organizations beginning from the ward level self-help groups rising to the parish level, deanery level and eventually diocesan or district level organizations. Women were encouraged to participate in ward and Grama sabhas and also to participate in the electoral process and become members of the Grama panchayats. One of the chief objectives of the women empowerment was the establishment of a bank entirely managed by women for the economic empowerment of women. Though the work had started in right earnest and the bank should have started by 2020, due to Covid 19 pandemic the process slowed down. However, it fructified on this day. Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo greatly appreciated the hard work that was put in by the Director of Sampada, Rev. Fr. Reginald Pinto who gathered all the information required for starting a cooperative bank. He even met the government officials and made a deep study of the entire process and guided the women in all matters related to the cooperative banking system. Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo also appreciated the contribution of Mrs. Leena Roche and Mrs. Janet Barboza in promoting the women’s organizations.
Rev. Fr. Charles Menezes in his address complimented the women for starting the cooperative bank and said that it is easy to start an organization but difficult to sustain unless supported whole heartedly by all members. He hoped that all the women members of the Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha would work hard for the success of the bank and avail the benefits that the bank would provide to them and their families.
The guest of honour Mr. Vijay B.S. in his speech quoting Mahatma Gandhi said that the village that has empowered women would be progressive. He complemented the women for starting their own Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha. He said that out of three such women’s Sahakari banks two have been inactive especially working in the rural areas. He hoped that Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha would achieve success due to the overwhelming participation of women. He advised the Board of Directors of Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha to open as many branches as possible through the Udupi District and become example to others.
Mrs. Leena Roche and Mrs. Janet Barboza jointly inaugurated the logo of the Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha.
Mrs. Leena Roche started her address by singing ‘vovyo’ appropriate for the occasion as the audience responded. Later, Mrs. Leena Roche narrated the origin of the Catholic Sthree Sanghatan in the Udupi Diocese and its progress under the patronage of Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo. She said that the first Catholic Sthree Sanghatan in Udupi was established on 11 May 2012. With the establishment of the new Diocese of Udupi on 15 October 2012, the Catholic Sthree Sanghatan was strengthened by the new Bishop of Udupi Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo.
Mrs. Janet Barboza explained the meaning of the logo of the Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha and greatly appreciated its significance. She narrated the efforts taken by her and other women leaders in building the women’s organization from the grass root level right from the ward level self-help groups up to the Zilla Vokkuta of which she became the founder president. She recalled how Rev. Fr. Reginald Pinto pursued the dream of organizing the women and stood by them, guided them and encouraged them to get organized constantly keeping in touch with them and monitoring their progress.
Mrs. Pramila D’Sa-President of the Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha in her presidential address made an appeal to the members of the Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha to be active and avail the benefits that they will be getting from the cooperative bank. She expressed gratitude to Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo for encouraging the women to start their own bank, Rev. Fr. Reginald Pinto for all his background work for starting the Sugamya Mahila Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha, Mr. Stanley Fernandes-Coordinator in Sampada for his assistance and all the women members for their trust and support.
Women of Shirva Deanery presented the prayer song. Mrs. Anita Dais welcomed the guests. Mrs. Cynthia D’Silva proposed the vote of thanks and Mrs. Rita Misquith compeered the programme.
A check dam on the First Anniversary of Men Self Help Group at Kanajar, Karkala
Prakrati Men’s Self-Help Group, Kanajar, Karkala Taluka celebrated its First Anniversary in a unique way. Its name denotes ‘Nature’, so on their first anniversary on Sunday, 08th January 2023, the members gathered together to celebrate its anniversary. After the group meeting Mr. Stanley Fernandes, Coordinator, SAMPADA UDUPI, explained how we can save the nature. Soon after the talk all the members joined hand in hand to build a check dam to a small rivulet in the property of its member Mr. Ronald Nazareth. President of the Prakrati Men’s SHG Mr. James D’Souza and Mr. Secretary Mr. Edwin Mendonca took the leadership. Members from neighboring Men’s SHGs, that is Akruthi Men SHG and Ujwala Men SHG joined to the work. It was an exemplary celebration of the First Anniversary of Prakrati Men’s SHG. SAMPADA UDUPI congratulates the effort and innovative way of celebration, by protecting the Mother Earth.
Rural agricultural classes conducted in Golikatte, Nandalike, Karkala Taluka
Christmas sweets preparation by women for Kapu FPO and for their Self-help groups.
Moodubelle women farmers will market their products by themselves, in collaboration with Kapu FPO.
SAMPADA UDUPI, Board meeting on 09th December 2022
The 28th board meeting, 04th of the year 2022 was held on Friday 09th December at Conference Hall, Bishop's House Udupi. During the meeting past quarters accounts were evaluated and 04th quarter Budget was passed. Last quarters project activities were evaluated. Holidays for the calendar year 2023 sanctioned. During the meeting the members honored one of our board member Mrs. Jenet Barboza, who was awarded as "Outstanding women leader of the nation" by Women Commission of CCBI, Conference of Catholic Bishops of India. The award was confirmed at Lucknow on the first week of October. As one of its Trustee, V. Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca, celebrate his birthday on the same day, he too was honored, and birthday cake was cut. Bishop Rt Rev Dr Gerard Isaac Lobo, the Managing Truste, praised the service of SAMPADA UDUPI to the marginalized and needy people of the district of Udupi.
Training of trainee seminar on women leadership in Christian perspective on 08th December 2022.
The Training of Trainees seminar on Women leadership in Christian perspective was held on 08th December 2022 in the Conference Hall, Bishop's House, Udupi. It was organized by SAMPADA UDUPI in collaboration with Sthree Sanghatan, Diocesan women commission and Sugamya women district federation, Udupi district. Representative of 05 taluka federation were present. Each taluka federation selected 05 leaders who are the able communicators, who in turn go to Maha Sanghas to train the grass root level members. The target set was 50 trainings at Maha Sanghas to reach a target population of 5,000 women, by February 2023. Fr Reginald Pinto, the Executive Director was the trainee. The topics covered were Leadership, 10 types of leaderships, who is a Christian leader and his qualities, problems faced by a leader, etc. Later the notes were circulated to the participants
KCWA Beneficiaries get-together and Motivation Program on 04th December 2022
KCWA Beneficiaries get-together and Motivation Program was held on 04th December 2022 at Bishop’s house Udupi. SAMPADA UDUPI’s Executive Director Fr Reginald Pinto, offered the Holy Eucharist. Later the youth trainer and renowned resource person, Mr. Derrick Mascarenhas, Assistant Principal, Dr TMA Pai Polytechnic, Manipal conducted the training session. He spoke about the Professional skills to a successful carrier. He made the training session interesting through various games. 25 KCWA Education Fund beneficiaries attended the program. Mr. Stanley Fernandes and Ms. Janet Fernandes, the SAMPADA UDUPI staff helped for the success of the program.
Rural agricultural classes conducted in Belman, Karkala Taluka
Recently in the leadership of our organizations, Jeevan Jyothi A. Self Help Group, Belman and in collaboration with Karkala Agriculture Department, a one day ‘on field agricultural training’ was help at Mrs. Lilly D’Souza’s house, Golikatte, Nandalike. 35 farmers availed the training to increase the agricultural productivity, by increasing the fertility of the soil and received knowledge about improving yield in the kitchen garden. The training was rendered by Mr. Anatha Prabhu, technical trainer of Agriculture Department and by Mrs. Chaitra, Technical Advisor Atma Nirbhar Yojana, Agriculture Department, Karkala. Sampada Udupi Coordinator Mr. Stanley Fernandes, Nandalike Grama Panchayat members Kumari Yashodha and Mrs. Sujatha were also present.
Cancer Detection and awareness camp at Karkala Town, Karkala Taluka
SAMPADA UDUPI organized cancer awareness and detection camp under its SPARSH –Instilling Hope Program at Christ King Hall, Christ King Parish campus, Karkala Town, Karkala Taluk on 02nd December 2022, in collaboration with Indian Cancer Society, Mangalore Unit; Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal; Catholic Sthrie Sanghatan, Karkala Town unit; Nithyajeeva Mahasangha, Karkala Town; and Health Commission, Karkala Town Parish. Fr Clement Mascarenhas, Parish Priest, Christ the King Church, Karkala Town inaugurated the camp. Dr Shreeka Prakas; Dr Kunal Agarwal; Dr. Sanjana Ahuja; Dr Niyati Jain; Dr Suraksha S. Dr. Susheera M; and the team in the from Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal treated the patient. India Cancer Society took the lead of the camp. 74 women and 04men, in total 74 people were tested regarding various cancer symptoms. 58 Pap test and 65 breast cancer tests were also conducted.
Cancer Detection and awareness camp at Trasi, Kundapura Taluka
SAMPADA UDUPI organized cancer awareness and detection camp under its SPARSH –Instilling Hope Program at Millennium Hall, Christ King Parish, Trasi, Kundapura Taluk on 17th November 2022, in collaboration with Cancer Society of India, Mangalore Unit; Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal; Catholic Shtree Sanghatan, Trasi unit; Spoorthi Mahasangha, Trasi, Catholic Sabha, Trasi and Health Commission, Thottam Parish. Fr Rosario Fernandes, Parish Priest, Christ King Church, Trasi inaugurated the camp. Dr Sana Afshan; Dr Diwakar Baweja; Dr. Nikhila Appala; Dr Liliane T; Dr Rohit Menon and the team from Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal treated the patient. India Cancer Society took the lead of the camp. 58 women and 20 men, in total 78 people were tested regarding various cancer symptoms. 44 Pap test and 58 breast cancer tests were also conducted.
Celebration of Children’s Day by Self Help Groups and Local Federations
SAMPADA UDUPI formed Self Help Groups (Swa Sahaya Sangha) and Local Federations (Mahasangha) for the self-development of women and for the development of the locality where they live. Each and every activity they conduct usually fulfils these objectives. On 14th November 2022 many Self-Help Groups and Local Federations celebrated Children’s Day in their locality and made the children happy and through which convinced the children that they are loved by the society and society respect them as future leaders. Conducting fun games, enjoying with them through dance, skits, jokes etc., and distributing prized and gifts made the children their day memorable
Sewing Machine distribution as part of Women Empowerment Program
SAMPADA UDUPI organized Sewing Machine Distribution Program on Friday, 28th October 2022 at Ave Maria Hall, Mother of Sorrows Church Campus, Udupi. The Managing Trustee of SAMPADA UDUPI and the Bishop of Diocese of Udupi Most Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo presided over the function. The donor of 25 sewing machines Rev Msgr. Leslie Shenoy, Mangalore a philanthropist was the Guest of Honour. Rev Msgr. Leslie Shenoy in remembrance of his 75th Birthday has donated 75 sewing machines to the deserving women of Mangalore and Udupi Dioceses. SAMPADA UDUPI selected the deserving beneficiaries who were from Byndoor to Miyar. Bishop honored Rev Msgr. Leslie Shenoy on his Birthday on behalf of the organization. During the function only the guarantee and warrantee cards were distributed. The sewing machines have been reached to the beneficiaries to the respective places, already.
Interreligious meeting by Karkala Taluka Federation
SAMPADA UDUPI guided Arpana Taluka Mahila Vokkuta, Karkala in collaboration with Jamath Islam Hind, Karkala organized ‘Sneha Koota’, an interreligious get-together to know and understand principles and teachings of Islam at Jamia Shadhi Mahal, Salmara, Karkala on Friday, 21st October 2022. Mr. K P Muhammad Isaak presided over the get-together. Rev Fr Paul Rego, Miyar; Dr Shekar Ajekar and Mr. Sushanth Sudhakar were the guest of honor. This event was organized to strengthen the unity of each and every Indian citizen that by knowing and understanding each other’s religion we can feel proud of our religion and respect the faith of other people with dignity.
SAMPADA UDUPI led Samanvaya-Udupi District Federation of Men’s Self-Help Groups Inaugurated
Samanvaya-Udupi District Federation of Men’s Self-Help Groups Inaugurated
Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo inaugurated the first ever Udupi District Federation of Men’s Self-Help Groups on Sunday, 16 October 2022 in the Mother of Sorrows Church Hall, Udupi by unveiling the Logo of the federation and lighting the lamp formally inaugurating the Federation. Fr. Reginald Pinto-Director of SAMPADA UDUPI along with the office bearers of the Federation were present on the dais along with Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo. Speaking further, Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo said that the establishment of the Udupi District Federation of Men’s Self-Help Groups is also the first of its kind in India. He complemented the men of different parishes who have come together to form the Self-Help Groups that would foster a sense of belonging and support to each other. Stanley Fernandes, the Co-ordinator of Sampada introduced the Office bearers of the Udupi District Federation of Men’s Self-Help Groups. The President of the Udupi District Federation of Men’s Self-Help Group, Alton Rebeiro of Gangolli Parish welcomed the gathering; Vice President Naveen Fernandes of Kalmady Parish proposed the vote of thanks; and Secretary Edwin Mendonca of Kanajar Parish compeered the programme. Treasurer Nelson Machado of Kanajar and directors of the Federation were present on the dais.
SPARSHA Cancer awareness and Detection camp conducted at Thottam
SAMPADA UDUPI organized cancer awareness and detection camp under its SPARSH –Instilling Hope Program at St Ann’s Parish, Thottam on 13th October 2022, in collaboration with Cancer Society of India, Mangalore Unit; Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal; Catholic Sthree Sanghatan, Thottam unit; Sanjeevini Mahasangha, Thottam and Health Commission, Thottam Parish. Fr Roshan Menezes, OFM Cap inaugurated the camp. Dr Suma Balakrishna and her team from Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal treated the patient. Mrs. Shaila Lobo of India Cancer Society took the lead of the camp. 67 women and 07 men, in total 74 people were tested regarding various cancer symptoms. Pap test and breast cancer test was also conducted.
Our Women Empowerment Program was awarded in National level at Lucknow, UP
SAMPADA UDUPI's first and foremost activity is Women Empowerment. From 06th to 11th October, CCBI Women Commission's 4th National Conference was held at Lucknow, UP. During the Award Ceremony Mrs. Janet Severine Barboza of Mudarangadi, the Founder President of Sugamya Mahila Jilla Vokkuta, Udupi District was awarded 'National Special Women Award' for her contribution towards women empowerment. She was one among the two, and the second woman was from Darjeeling, West Bengal. Our Udupi District Mahila Jilla Vokkuta, also known as Sthree Sanghatan OR Women Commission, Udupi Diocese was awarded first best Women Commission in the national level (1st among the 4). This award received by Vokkuta president Mrs. Anitha Dias hailing from Mount Rosary Parish, Santhekatte. Mrs. Irene Pereira from Udyavara was awarded Best women of Karnataka Region. She was one among 16 women leaders honored national level.
‘Comprehensive Management of Coconut Cultivation’ seminar at Udyavara
‘SAMPADA UDUPI’ in collaboration with Horticulture Department, Jilla Panchayat Udupi, Social Development Commission, St Francis Xavier Parish, Udyavara, Udupi District conducted ‘Comprehensive Management of Coconut Cultivation’ seminar at St Francis Xavier Church Hall Udyavara on Tuesday 11th October 2022. Rev. Fr Stany B. Lobo, Parish Priest inaugurated and presided over the Seminar. Mr. Gerald Pereira, coordinator of Social Development Commission, St Francis Xavier Parish, Udyavara. Mr. L. Hemanthkumar, Director Horticulture Department, Jilla Panchayat Udupi was present. Mr. Stanley Fernandes, coordinator SAMPAPADA UDUPI, introduced the seminar topic. Dr Sachin scientist and Dr Sanjeeva Jakhatimata, Assistant Professor from Krishi Vijnana Kendra, Brahmavara were the resource persons. 74 farmers participated in the seminar.
SPARSHA Cancer awareness and detection cam at Byndoor
SAMPADA UDUPI organized cancer awareness and detection camp under its SPARSH –Instilling Hope Program at Wellness Centre, Yojananagar, Byndoor on 28th September 2022, in collaboration with Cancer Society of India, Mangalore Unit; Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal; Community Health Centre (NCD Division), Byndoor; Catholic Sthree Sanhghatan, Byndoor unit; Aradhana Mahasangha, Byndoor; Inner wheel Club, Byndoor. Mrs Shaila Lobo of India Cancer Society took the lead. 82 women and men were tested regarding various cancer symptoms. 82 Oral screening; 75 clinical breast examination conducted. 48 Pap smear taken during the camp.
Raita Bazar: Kapu FPO Inauguration and Annual General Body Meeting
The Kaup Farmers’ Produce Company (Ltd.) started by SAMPADA UDUPI in collaboration with Atal Incubation Centre, Nitte and managed entirely by women creating history in the ‘Women Empowerment’ movement was inaugurated in a well-attended function in the Saude Sabha Bhavan, Shirva-Manchakal on Monday, 26 September 2022 at 3pm. The inaugural function was presided over by Lalaji R. Mendon-MLA of Kaup Constituency. Other dignitaries on the dais included: Dr. A.P. Achar-Chief Executive Officer of Atal Incubation Centre, Nitte, Kempegowda H.-Joint Director, Agricultural Department, Udupi District, Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari- Deputy Director of Horticulture Department, Udupi District, Mohan Raj- Assistant Director of Agriculture-Kaup Taluk, Ratan Shetty-President 0f Shirva Grama Panchayat, Fr. Reginald Pinto-Executive Director of SAMPADA UDUPI and also the Technical Advisor of Kapu FPO, Mrs. Lily D’Souza-President of Kaup Farmers Produce Company, Shirva, Ms. Peralvita Mathias-Chief Executive Officer of Kaup Farmers Produce Company and nine Directors. After inaugural function First General Body Meeting was held. Share certificates were distributed to the shareholders. Government officials from Agriculture Department symbolically handed over a cheque of Rs 15 lakh, equity grant given to Kapu FPO to start its business ventures. More than 700 shareholders out of one thousand shareholders attended the inaugural function and General Body meeting.
Cancer awareness and Detection camp at Belman
SAMPADA UDUPI conducted cancer awareness and detection camp under its SPARSH –Instilling Hope Program at St Joseph’s Church, Belman on 20th September 2022, in collaboration with Cancer Society of India, Mangalore Unit; Community Medicine Department, KMC Hospital, Manipal; Catholic Shtree Sanhghatan, Belman unit; Jnanodaya Mahasangha, Belman; Health Commission, Belman and Catholic Sabha, Belman unit. Dr Shreya Srivastav, Dr Anna Sunny, Dr Saughata Goswami and Dr Varshna Shankar treated the patient. Mrs Shaila Lobo of India Cancer Society took the lead. 74 women and 29 men were tested regarding various cancer symptoms. Pap test was also conducted.
Raita bazar - Training to farmers on organic farming
On 09th September 2022, in the guidance of SAMPADA UDUPI, and in the collaboration Agriculture Department, Karkala, Jasmine women Self Help Group, Ittimary (Kelmbet), Belman village conducted one day practical training on ‘Organic farming’ and ‘preparation of Jeevamratha’ at the residence of agriculturist Mr. Alex Cardoza, Ittimary. Mr. Ramesh Ullakaddi, and Mrs. Chaitra from Agriculture Department, Karkala and Mrs. Jayakumar Irvattur, a model organic farmer was the resource person. 31 agriculturists benefitted from this practical training session.
Training on Coconut Farming
‘SAMPADA UDUPI’ in collaboration with Horticulture Department, Jilla Panchayat Udupi conducted ‘Comprehensive Management of Coconut Cultivation’ seminar at St Theresa Church Hall Kemmannu on Wednesday 24th August 2022. Fr Reginald Pinto, Executive Director inaugurated the Seminar. Mr. Arun Fernandes, vice President Kemmannu Panchayat presided over the function. Fr Victor D’Souza, Parish Priest St Theresa Parish, Kemmannu blessed the program. Mrs. Kamala PDO was the guest of honour. Mr L. Hemanthkumar, Director Horticulture Department, Jilla Panchayat Udupi in his welcome speech introduced the seminar topic. Dr Sachin and Dr Ashwini, scientists from Sasya Samrakshana Krishi Kendra, Brahmavara were the resource persons. 85 farmers participated in the seminar. Not only the knowledge sharing but field visit and practical training were imparted to the participants. Social development Commission of St Theresa Parish, Kemmannu and Kural FPO, Udupi District helped to conduct the program.
Sugamya Sauhardha Sahakari Limited, Bank first meeting
Sugamya District women Federation, Udupi district is the mother organization of all our women SHGs. We have started SHGs at neighborhood level, and then we united the SHGs of a village under the banner of Mahasangha (Local Federation). The Mahasangha’s of a Taluka were united under the banner of Taluka Women Federation. Finally we have united all five Taluka Federation under the banner, ‘Sugamya District Women federation, Udupi District’ which was started three years ago. Now Sugamya district federation want to have its own financial institution for the financial needs of its members. After a spade work for few months, yesterday, on 08th August 2022, the office bearers of District Federation and Taluka Federations had a meeting at the Conference Hall, Bishop’s House, Udupi, to start the work to apply for Sauhardha Cooperative Limited and to start legal proceedings. The selected 15 Pravarthakas (Originators’) and among them selected a leader, Mrs. Prameela D’Sa, Piusnagar, Kundapura to be the contact person with the government officials on behalf of the proposed Sauhardha Sahakari. SAMPADA UDUPI’s Executive Director moderated and guided the proceedings of the meeting.
SPARSHA , Health for everyone. Campaign for ABHA Card
Through Government India’s Ayushman Bharath Digital Mission, the Central Government want to create Indian Digital Health System. So each individual should have ABHA (Ayushman Bharath Health Account), which is key to every citizen’s digital health care journey. In various places of the District, under ‘SPARSHA’ Instilling Hope program we have made it as a drive that all our SHG members should posses ABHA card. Recently at Mother Theresa Mahasangha, Ajekar had information sharing session. Community Health Officer Mrs. Raveena Crasta shared all necessary information to our SHG leaders and members.
SPARSHA Instilling Hope - Health for everyone campaign
SAMPADA UDUPI wants its beneficiaries should be healthy and happy. Animators with proper guidance from the organization give awareness to our SHG leaders and members to have health check-up camps in their vicinity, which will be beneficial to the rural poor and needy families. Namratha and Kanthi SHGs, Belman’s leaders and members, in collaboration with SAMPADA UDUPI, and with the full support of District Health and family Welfare Department, Udupi District, and Community Health Centre, Nitte organized ‘Blood Pressure (BP) and Diabetes Inspection Camp’ at Indaar, Belman Village, Karkala Taluka. At the beginning of the camp, doctors from Nitte CHC briefed about, both the lifestyle diseases, how to prevent it and if a person is already a patient then how to manage it. SAMPADA is grateful to Nitte CHC staff, and our SHG leaders and members.
SPARSHA Cancer detection and Information Camp
SAMPADA UDUPI under its SPARSHA Cancer awareness program, with the help of Department of Community Medicine, KMC Manipal and Indian Cancer Society, Mangalore in collaboration with Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish, Gangolli; Amritha Mahasangha, Gangolli; Catholic Sthree Sanghatan, Gangolli conducted 'Cancer Detection & Awareness Camp', today Tuesday 26th July 2022 at St Joseph Vaz hall, Gangolli. 70 people benefitted from the camp, 56 Pap test, 58 Mammography and oral check up was conducted.
KCWA Education Fund distribution
On 16th July 2022, on the joyous occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Udupi Diocese Installation Day, SAMPADA UDUPI organized KCWA (Kuwait Canara welfare Association) Education Fund distribution program at the Conference Hall, Bishop's House, Udupi. Prior to the program Mr. Derrick Mascarenhas, Vice-principle Dr.TMA Pai Polytechnic, Manipal and a well-known youth trainer conducted motivational training session. During the Program Rt. Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi and the managing Trustee presided over the function. Mr. Arun Jossy D'Souza, Auditor KCWA was the chief guest and Mr. Derick Mascarenhas was the guest of honor. 11 students received a aid of Rs. 4,08,405/= for their studies. Executive Director conducted the program. Beneficiaries and their parents attended the training session and the program.
KCWA Office-bearers visit to SAMPADA UDUPI
The office-bearers of Kuwait Canara Welfare Association, Kuwait who have started KCWA Education Fund in SAMPADA UDUPI, Visited SAMPADA on 11th July 2022. The personally met Bishop Rt. Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, the Managing Trustee and presented him their souvenir of latest celebration. Later Mr. Arun Jossy D'Souza, Perampalli the organization's Auditor, Mr. Naveen Mascarenhas, Bujpe and Mr. Manoj Stephen Rego, Udupi both the Nominated members of executive committee of KCWA visit the SAMPADA office. Executive Director handed them over the Annual Report and Strategic Plan of SAMPADA. The had gone through the documents of the beneficiaries. Executive Director explained them the modus operandi of the KCWA Education Fund. It was a cordial visit.
Sampada Udupi Board Meeting
The twenty sixth Board Meeting (second of the calendar year 2022 & first of Accounting year 2022-23) of SAMPADA UDUPI organization was held on Tuesday 28th June 2022. Annual Account for the year 2021-22 was tabled and it was discussed and was approved by the members. Brief annual activity report too was presented and the members suggested few corrections. Last quarters accounts and next quarters budget was also tabled, members approved them. Last quarters activity report was also presented, members gave their valuable suggestions to implement future planned activities. Managing Trustee Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, chaired the meeting.
Training on Multipurpose Sauharda Cooperative Ltd.
On Monday, 27th June 2022 a information sharing and theme based seminar on establishing a 'Multipurpose Sauhardha Cooperative Ltd' was conducted to the leaders of Sugamya District Women Federation. 60 women participated. Fr. Roshan Clifford Pinto, Director SMSSS Shivamogga and CEO of Stheeebhandu Multipurpose Sauhardha Cooperative Ltd; Mr. Devdaan, Manager Stheeebhandu co-op Ltd were the resource persons. Mrs. Precilla Martis, President Stheeebhandu co-op Ltd and Ms. Jyothi Furtado, member Stheeebhandu co-op Ltd were present. It was a fruitful session, and the leaders of Sugamya District Federation sketched a future action plan to start a Multipurpose Sauhardha Cooperative Ltd.
District Federation of Men SHGs
Sampada Udupi is always finding new means to cater the needs of the people of Udupi District. To empower, unite and develop men unitedly it started Men's Self Help Groups. On Sunday 19th June 2022, representatives of nearly 50 men's SHG office bearers joined together and formed 'Men's SHGs District Federation, Udupi District at Don Bosco Hall, Udupi. The following are it's office bearers: President - Mr. Alton Rebeiro, Gangolli. Vice-president - Mr. Naveen Fernandes, Kalmady. Secretary - Mr. Edwin Mendonca, Kanajar. Treasurer - Mr. Nelson Machado, Kanajar. Board members: Mr. John Stany Mendonca, Belman; Mr. Stany Menezes, Kalmady & Mr. Vincent George DSouza, Mount Rosary. The General Body selected it's goals and objectives. Mr. Stanley Fernandes Coordinator, Sampada Udupi planned the meeting, and Fr Reginald Pinto, Executive Director, Sampada Udupi conducted the meeting.
World Environment Day Celebration
World Environment Day was celebrated on Sunday 05th June 2022, throughout the District in the leadership of SAMPADA UDUPI. We have conducted a competition for our Self Help Groups and its members, to protect, nurture and develop the nature. Near 1,500 SHG members and their family members actively participated in various activities. Activities they conducted were planting the saplings, cleaning the road side from weeds, creation of vegetable garden in school campus together with school children, collecting plastic from public places and private compound, cleaning rain water flowing ways, etc. Executive Director Fr. Reginald, Animators and SAMPADA volunteers took the leadership to guide the people to conduct the activities.
Laudato si: Environment friendly family
On Saturday 28th May, 2022 during the prize distribution ceremony of 'Laudato si: save the mother earth' , year long competition, which was held at Don Bosco Hall, Udupi, Mr. Arun D'Silva family was awarded 'Laudato si: Environment friendly family', in Kannada language 'Laudato si: Parisara Mithra Kutumbha'. Mr Arun D'Silva is a farmer, more than that friend, protector and premotor of the environment. He is hailing from Sanoor Village of Karkala Taluka. His mother Mrs. Benedicta D'Silva, wife Mrs. Shilpa D'Silva and kids Shawn D'Silva and Shainal D'Silva are a great support to Mr. Arun's activities. The whole family including the tiny toddlers work to protect, promote and save the environment. the Managing Trustee Rt rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, together with Executive Director Fr Reginald Pinto, Fr Royson Fernandes, Editor 'Uzwaad" fortnightly and V. Rev. Fr Paul Rego, Vicar foreign , Karkala deanery were present.
Laudato si: Save mother earth: Book release
A book on save the environment, named 'Amcho Gamv Bhumivoikuntt Koream' (Let us make our land Garden of Eden), collection of 13 article on protection of environment with practical tips, to the people of costal Karnataka was released, on Saturday 28th May, 2022 during the prize distribution ceremony of 'Laudato si: save the mother earth' , year long competition, which was held at Don Bosco Hall, Udupi. Rt Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo the Managing Trustee of SAMPADA UDUPI released the book, 'Uzwaad" publication published this book. It was written in Konkani language. Fr Reginald Pinto, Executive Director, SAMPADA UDUPI is the author of the book.
Laudato si: save mother earth. Prize distribution
On Saturday 28th May, 2022 prize distribution ceremony of 'Laudato si: save the mother earth' , year long competition, was held at Don Bosco Hall, Udupi. Each month a topic was introduced to the competitors, like rain water harvesting; say no to plastic; take care of birds and animals; renewable energy; save water & electricity , grow your own vegetables etc. Competitors were given various tasks, and most successful participants those who implemented activities to save the mother earth were given prizes. First prize was bagged by Jyothi Self Help Group, Paththonjikatte, Karkala Town. Second prize was won by Chaitanya Mahasangha (local Federation) Miyar, Karkala Taluka. Rt Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo the Managing Trustee presided over the function, Fr Royson Fernandes , Editor 'Uzwaad" fortnightly was the guest of honor.
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 TalukaOn 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 BarkurAround 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 ShankarapuraOn 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 DistrictThe 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 PanchayathSAMPADA 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 GroupsFrom 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 KatapadiOn 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 meetOn 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 DonationMr 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 DonationDhyan 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 CBOsThe 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 Program1. 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 programAs 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
Cancer awareness, detection and medical help.289 people benefitted from 3 cancer detection camps conducted by ‘Sparsha’–cancer awareness, detection and helping program
Honouring the contestant and winners in the grama panchayath electionsWomen 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
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 Cluster Federations have been working independently
District Federation working Independently
District Level women Sauhardha Sahakari Sangha Ltd has started functioning.
Farmers families has been reached in the District.
Farmers have been enrolled as members of FPOs through our intervention.
children and youth have been provided educational support through various educational programs.
women have availed various government schemes through our handholding.
families have been financially supported for housing, medical and other emergencies.
Women contested and 43 women won in the Gram Panchayat Elections.
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