Recently the United Nations indicated that more than 690 million people still go hungry. World hunger is on the rise, affecting 8.9 percent of people globally.
Many of our organisations are working with partners to address this matter.
The Infant Jesus Church and School and GEM E-NEWSLETTER had organised a BEST TREE CONTEST. More than 250 school students, including some parishioners took part in this contest.
For further details on BEST TREE CONTEST and further resources visit www.infantjesusjogeshwari.in
On the occasion of the first “Laudato Si” Anniversary, the Institute for Community Organisation Research and the Archdiocesan Office for Environment (AOE), Mumbai will be awarding the greenest school which registers for this competition. All participating schools may avail for free the consultancy services of ICOR-AOE for their greening activities.
Advantages of using rooftop rainwater harvesting:
• Provides self-sufficiency to water supply.
• Reduces the cost of pumping groundwater.
• Provides high-quality water that is soft and low in minerals.
• Improves the quality of groundwater through dilution when recharged to the ground.
• Reduces soil erosion in urban and rural areas.
• Is a cost-effective and simple technique.
• RWH structures easy to construct, operate and maintain.
• In saline or coastal areas rainwater provides good quality water, and when recharged to the ground, it reduces salinity and also helps in maintaining the balance between the fresh-saline water interface.
• In Islands, due to the limited extent of freshwater aquifers, rainwater harvesting is the most preferred source of water for domestic use.
A rooftop rainwater harvesting model was constructed by Samerth at Madiya Kachar village in Bilaspur district to combat the contaminated water that the community, which was predominantly the Baiga tribe, had access to. The model structure had a capacity of 66,000 litres and was set up at the primary school building at Madiya Kachar. The school was chosen for the following reasons:
• It had a flat roof that could capture maximum rainwater.
• The number of school going children at Madiya Kachar was higher than those at nearby schools.
• Iron contamination was highest in the village.
• The dropout rate of school going children was rising rapidly due to the non-availability of drinking water within the school premises.
• The drinking water source was 1km away from the school building.
KAMWENGE CATHOLIC MENS` MOVEMENT FORT PORTAL, UGANDA
Nonetheless we have managed to re-arrange the celebration on 16th July 2016 and the day included the following programme:
– Holy Mass in which we collected money to help the needy and orphans.
– Annual General Meeting (AGM)
– Awarding Certificates of Merit and appreciation to members who served the Catholic Men’s Movement since 1993 to date and to some institutions at the parish which have been assisting us financially in our activities.
– We had a get together lunch before departing.
Some of the photos taken on that day are under enclosed.
President Kamwenge Catholic Men`s Movement
In Satu Mare / Romania, the Association of Catholic Man “St. Joseph-The Worker” was contributing at the festival Holy Mass. After that in the central park of the city, the association organised the Way of the Cross. Prayers were led by Father Joseph Lieb, the members of the association, their families, and young people followed him. Thanks to the students of the Roman Catholic High School “Hám János” for their help at the stations and in the events around. Their help gives hope for the continuation of this tradition.