We are running 8 orphanages where almost 425 children are finding a home of their own. We started orphanages in the year 1981 and so far more than 11,000 students have passed out. They frequently come back to share their joy with their former home. They are presently working in different cities throughout the world. Many are engineers, Teachers, Nurses, Technicians and self-employed. Orphanages have been a strong centre of intervention into society. It is the focal point to upgrade the backward villages and giving a new way of life to otherwise ignorant village people. Giving good education and quality food has contributed a lot to development of these boys and girls. Our training and value education classes have helped them to form a right conscience. The vulnerable children who are deprived of parental care, education facilities, nutritious food and a motivation in life, receive a constant support in our orphanages and become builders of a new society. Our volunteers find the children from villages who are eligible for our care. Many communities - based organizations recover children from their working areas knowing about our boarding and schooling facilities. Our orphanages give good facilities, good food and other training for personal and life - skills, so that they are committed citizens, enabled to face the challenges of the new world. They boast about their learning facilities, playing facilities and sessions for integral growth. One can witness the miracle of changing the children into committed citizens to face the world through our loving care and motivated interventions.
Dignity of life till death is promoted in our old age home.Our old age home for women at agumbe, shimoga district, Karnataka, India, cater to people who are deprived of care and love by their relatives. We have very good infra-structure, in-house medical facility, good food and a friendly atmosphere with trained and motivated staff in our old-age home. Our staff are trained people to listen patiently to their worries and little needs of life. The joyful faces of old mothers in our old-age home instill happiness in the minds of visitors. We reassure a sense of belongingness to people who are neglected and thrown out of families by caring them lovingly and fulfilling the needs of their minds and bodies. Few are picked up even from streets. In many cases it has helped people to learn good values of care and love to their parents when they see our love to these parents who are adopted by love of god.
The sad plight of differently abled children in our society challenged us to start a special school, “Karunanilaya” for them. The humble beginning in a rented house with three children in 1995 by Fr.Mathew has grown into a big tree, which shelter more than 70 children.
Karunanilaya has given new lease of life and new dreams to more than 400 deaf and dumb children. They all are successful and found some job.
We run boarding school and an ITI for those deprived of beauty of sound and speech, but are full of talents. We train them into good dancers, performers, sports people, accountants, tailors and able carpenters. Few work even in government sector as we have taught them up to diploma. We are proud that we could break the practice of denying human growth to ‘less-fortunate’ children. Now they are free, trained, educated and earning for their families. Now the society is good to them as they are a blessing for society and family, through our hard work.
Sight of 4800 children flowing to our free tuition centres – every evening! Daily classes and other learning activities to supplement their school hours, by trained and well-motivated personnel is the attraction of our village tuition programme, in Shikaripura and Shimoga taluks of Karnataka, India.
It covers 47 village, 85 centres, 2700 families and 4800 children. Life – lessons are also taught at joyful classes.
Parents too are invited to learn about cleanliness, healthy food, clean habits, saving, patriotism, and unity in diversity, responsible parenthood, relevance of education etc. It gives love of learning back into hearts of children. A vision and motivation is filled into them, through integrated programmes. Our interventions into society for a better moral life and improved life-style are constant, regular and continuous. Indeed, it changes the face and mind of the interior villages.
The project was started in 2012 in Dharanjgere, Tura district Meghalaya state. It covered 22 villages 1200 families. The people were trained to cultivate,
prepare the nutrient-rich food. The local wisdom and locally available resources were widely used. Thus we stand against wave of capitalism in food.
It was against the market – led business which was combated by local know-how. Mass participation by people gave it an edge. The unsolved problem
of malnutrition could be easily checked by cheaper and best ingredients.
Now it has become a model project for many government agencies and organizations. Improved health through appropriate, sufficient and safe food. Thus a restructuring of their improvement of lives took through application of scientific management of total output. We could achieve increased production from limited available land.
Our educational institutions maintain a charity face. They were built due to demand of the local people and many are in the remote villages and forest area. Our St.Antony’s school at Iduvally can be accessed only after 7kms drive through forest. St.Dominic school at Diphu, Assam helps formation of faith and values.
Our schools usually cater to the villagers and children from our orphanages.
Our teachers who are employed in schools, help children in the orphanages, at evenings. So they are mutually supportive to each other. Our value-based schooling has almost 5500 takers in different schools. Our nursery schools in remote villages give basic education at door-step.
MCBS Zion has been indulged in the promotion of public health in a number of ways ever since its beginning. The rural population of Shimoga District in Karnataka has benifited abundantly from our health services over the years. Fr. Zacharias Elavanal, the President of Zion has done his studies in medicine in Germany to lead the organisation in this respect. Our Medical services in Megalaya and Tanzania has reached a momentum in these days. Now the organisation has dispensaries, moblie clinic units, village based health promotion programs in Tanzania, North East and Telangana
Self Help Groups (SHGS)
Project location: Anandapuram, ShmogaDtistrict, Karnataka State, India
Implementing Organisation: ShanthiNikethan Society, Shimoga
A Movement for women’s Empowerment – Women’s Self Help Groups. Actually Shanthinikethan Society is the pioneer. We have motivated as many as 700 SHGs throughout Shimoga District, Karnataka and in 2002 we were awarded a shield recognizing us as the best NGO by NABARD, taking into account WOMEN’S SHGs motivation and Management. Men were also formed in the agricultural sector. At one time, there were nearly 100 such groups. At present these groups are organised under different Federations and managed by themselves with necessary Government and Bank linkages. We are actively involved in the activities of Indian Farmers Movement (INFAM), a National level movement for the protection of farmers' interests. In several villages of three taluks, we have formed self-help groups of farmers with clear marketing orientation of their own farm produces.
Gokul Dairy Development Project
PProject location: Anandapuram, ShmogaDtistrict, Karnataka State, India
Implementing Organisation: ShanthiNikethan Society, Shimoga
Cattle Dairy Development Project has been a very ambitious and pioneering project introduced by Gokul Farm at Anandapuram in 1987 to improve the quality of the local cattle through artificial insemination with imported high pedigree semen. This was a dairy upgradation program of the ‘MalnaduGidda’ cattle of the rainforest Karnataka and the local buffaloes with the world’s best genetic material. (Net result after 13 years of motivation and promotion: over 65000 cattle crossbreeds and buffaloes to the number of over 40000) As a result, thousands of calves have been born and there is almost five fold improvement in milk production in the first generation itself. By way of introducing modem methods in farming, distribution of high yield seeds and seedlings, fodder seeds, promotion of rubber plantation, horticulture and animal husbandry, the project has created a very definite wave in the district of Shimoga vibrating towards the achievement of self-sufficiency.
Gokul Dairy Development Project
Project location: Anavatty, Anandapuram, Iduvally, Umblebylu and Baharavathi taluks of Shimoga District, Karnataka, India
Two and a half years of JFPM [Joint Forest Protection and Management] experience of linking the people, the Karnataka Forest Department and NGOs and jointly promoting plantation, protection and promotion has been well documented. ShanthiNikethan society was responsible for promoting 110 Village Forest Committees in a period of Five and a half years in different taluks of Shimoga. Formation and promotion of more than 150 Self Help Groups (SHGs) was another specific characteristic of this project. SHGs were granted revolving fund and support for income generation program under this project. More than 85 rural people were employed over a period of 5 and half years in this project with necessary trainings on skill and knowledge development.
Strenthening Panchayat Raj Institution
Project location: Umblebylu, Anavtty, Andnadapuram villages, ShmogaDtistrict, Karnataka State, India Implementing Organisation: ShanthiNikethan Society, Shimoga
In view of strengthening them, ShanthiNikethan Society has taken a number of definite steps since June 2000. It has also formed a team of resource persons in promotion of this vital set up. It has just finished a round of trainings to the district Panchayat elected members and undertaken and well documented a study tour to Kerala to study the participatory planning system actively floated there. There is also a CORE TEAM consisting also of the elected members of the Hobli (region)
Project location: The entire Shimoga District, Karnataka, India Implementing Organisation: ShanthiNikethan Society, Shimoga
A team of 12 Registered Nurses under the supervision of an MBBS doctor with Gynaecology specialization attended to 7 of its rural bases where they ran also a dispensary for the rural poor in each base. Outreach programs were also part of their weekly routine. 10s of thousands of minor ailments used to be treated annually. With the new trend of peoples’ sensibilities towards investigation based treatments, and specialization some of these centres became irrelevant. But a few of them are rendering basic health care. The ophthalmic clinic Anvatty village, Shimoga became an instrument to lead 1420 disadvantaged rural cataract patients into the ray of Hope and Light. Village based campaign against HIV/AIDS was conducted by Snehadana Society in Luxettipet, Jannaram and DandepallyMandals of Adillabad District, Telangana State, India.
Promotion of Organic Agriculture
Project location: AnvattyTaluk. Shimoga District, Karnataka, India LuxettipetMandal, Adilabad, Telengana
Implementing Organisation: ShanthiNikethan Society, Shimoga Snehadana Society, Telangana ShanthiNikethan Society is promoting clear orientations in Organic farming. It has a 7-acre demonstration plot in Organic Farming in Anavaty village of Shimoga Ditstrict. It was the responds of ShanthiNikethan Society to the growing national awareness among the middle class consumers and correspondingly among a considerable number of big and small farmers to go organic in their farming practices, and less polluting and healthier ways of living. We are one among the founding N.G.O.’s of the prestigious Indian Organic Certification Agency. Father PV.Joseph founder of the very first Indian Organic Certification agency – INDOCERT (www. Indocert.org) and a very first producer company for organic agriculture- IOFPCL (www.iofpcl.org) hails from the MCBS Zion Society. Introduction of Organic cotton cultivation in all the villages of LuxettipetMandal, AdilabadDisttict, Tenlangana by Snehadana Society, brought a better income to the rural households and made the cultivation eco-friendly.
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