School closures prompted by the COVID-19 lockdown in India have had ‘catastrophic consequences’ for poor children, according to an article from the BBC. With children in deprived villages and slums hit hard, especially those living in rural areas, CRS projects are more vital than ever.
Read the full BBC article here.
Ten members of the Women’s Empowerment Group at Pally Mangal received valuable training in legal affairs in May.
Ms Susmita Mallick, a government advocate, made the group aware of what free legal support they are entitled to from the government and also gave helpful information about how to file different types of issues and offences with the police.
On Sunday 2nd August, the whole of the morning service at St Paul’s Cathedral in Kolkata was given over to CRS. Members of the congregation learned more about the activities of CRS through presentations from Rig and other staff members. They heard choral pieces by children from some of the slum-based Education Centres and from young adults who attend the Training Centre for Differently-abled Persons. After the service, women from some of the self-help groups held an exhibition of their wares including embroidery work and tailored items.