Evaluation visit of Caritas India Team
On 27th July 2013 Caritas India team visited Sakhya Women’s Guidance Cell to evaluate the impact of MIDAS programme in last three years.
Meeting began with formal welcome of Caritas India team, Mr. Varkey PJ, Mrs. Asha Rosaline Ekka and Mr. Aneesh Correa. Besides caritas India team Fr. Baptist Lopes from Vasai Janhit Trust and Ms. Philomina Vaz from Nirmala Institute were present. The staff of Sakhya gave a brief introduction of themselves. Ms. Rushila threw a light on last three years journey of Sakhya by power point presentation. Mr. Varkey from Caritas India took over the meeting with the appreciation address to Power Point Presentation made by Ms. Rushila.
Mrs. Asha was curious to know about what Sakhay do for rehabilitation of the domestic violence victims. Ms. Chatush Singh and Ms. Hilda Fernandes, director of Sakhya shared the cases handled by Sakhya highlighting the rehabilitation measures adopted. Mrs. Asha wanted to know about the types of cases Sakhya gets, sources of getting cases, causes of domestic violence. Ms. Hilda Fernandes and Ms. Chaush Singh answered all her queries.
Mrs. Asha appreciated the work of Sakhya and she suggested that Sakhya should incorporate a male staff, the person who is against violence on women.
Fr. Baptis Lopes recommended to focus on Child Protection Policy as the scope of work is not limited to domestic violence only. He also recommended focusing on training of trainers (TOT) with Core Committee members of Commission for Women at Vasai Diocese and if it gives good result then it should be multiplied.
He further recommended that Sakhya should emphasis on preventive measures rather than curative measures.
The Caritas India team reviewed all the files related to Sakhya’s work in last three years. the meeting ended with vote of thanks from Sunila Bhise Sakhya’s staff