Family is considered as the smallest unit of society and the key factor in Community Development. KSSS mainly focuses on development through the development of the family.
The condition of families in society is sometimes very pathetic. There are people who struggle to earn their livelihood, obtain medicine, shelter, and security. In the light of professional knowledge, KSSS therefore organizes different programmes for the welfare of the families within its jurisdiction for the sustainable development of society.
SENIOR CLUSTER MEETINGS
Senior citizen Group members of KSSS from different villages met together in Cluster Meetings. These meetings were conducted to enrich the activities of group members, mainly through experience sharing and exchanging of ideas and thoughts and thus maintain the freshness and dynamism in the groups. Along with the group meeting physiotherapy treatment, classes and camps on health awareness etc. were also conducted and all this helped to create a difference. Classes organized included topics on old age, health issues, eating habits and lifestyle. Participated members were given a chance to get benefit of physiotherapy treatment.
20 NEW SENIOR CITIZENS GROUPS WITH HELPAGE INDIA SUPPORT
20 Senior Citizens groups were newly formed in the operational areas of KSSS with the support of HelpAgeIndiain 2012. Periodic Evaluation of group activities and formulation of future action-plan was also carried out in the various villages. Resources persons from HelpAgeIndiadirectly visited the villages and evaluated the group activities
FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – (SAFP)
UNDER THE SAFP PROGRAMMES IMPLEMENTED IN TIE-UP WITH SAFP KSSS IMPLEMENTS THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES
CAPACITY-BUILDING& MOTIVATION TRAININGS
Trainings are arranged every month in Central and Regional gatherings to empower Partner families. Topics include parenting in Teenage, Seasonal diseases, healthy lifestyles, Family Budgetting, Kitchen gardens etc.
MONTHLY HOUSE VISITS & GUIDANCE TO FAMILIES
Monthly house-visits serve to monitor and guide the beneficiary families for sustainable development. Regular house visits have been found to give excellent opportunities to help the partner families with support services. Discussions and frequent visit are done by coordinators and animators which in turn help to make future plans.
COUNSELLING TRAINING TO VILLAGE LEVEL SPONSORS
Two-day training in counseling was provided to village level sponsors (animators) for making the house visits more effective and fruitful. Overall 58 sponsors from various target villages participated in the Training.
PROMOTION OF INCOME GENERATION PROGRAMMES
One of the major components of FDP is to promote Income generation programmes among the beneficiaries. The monthly assistance from SAFP mainly utilized for starting IGPs. Entrepreneurship Training is provided and IGP is monitored from time-to-time to ensure timely completion.
KARSHAKA DAMBATHI SAMGAMAM
(Centenary Farmer-Couples’ Meet)
In order to diffuse effectively the celebration spirit of the Archdiocesan Centenary to the farmers’ community at the grassroots, Farmer-Couple get-togethers were conducted at KSSS’ Regional levels. This approach of promoting the farmer couple was also a result of KSSS’ priority placed upon preserving the family unit and enhancing familial bonds.
To develop a “Family gathering” of the SHG members and their family members, KSSS started a new intervention named ‘Kudumba Sangamam’ (Family get together) in its operational villages.
- Active participation of the villagers
- Special message from the KSSS central office Team
- Intergenerational experience Sharing
- Cultural programmes of the participants
- Traditional food distribution
- Evaluation of the activities conducted so far in the village
COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE
Counseling and guidance services are given free-of-charge to the ordinary villagers by professionally qualified staff at KSSS. The services are intended for those who are suffering with problems in life.