Tracy Matthews from Anglican Overseas Aid (Australia) was welcomed to the Pallymangal and Dumdum slum projects during her visit. She met children at the education centres and observed the women’s skill and livelihood training provided by CRS which has led to 17 women opening their own bank accounts with the Indian Overseas Bank. Tracy was particularly interested in the staff performance appraisals process as an effective way of maintaining internal reporting and quality standards.
Sheila Johnston, founder of the Canadian Friends of CRS and Simon, her husband, visited the CRS Training Centre for Differently-abled Persons as well as the slum projects at Bibibagan, Basanti Devi, Pallymangal, Kolabagan, Dumdum and Topsia where CRS is working. Sheila and Simon were given a wonderful welcome at every centre. This was Sheila and Simon’s first visit to CRS projects which has made them all the more determined to work hard to develop things further in Canada to support CRS to help make a difference.