TRIBAL WOMEN UPLIFTMENT — CONTRIBUTION OF DON BOSCO

20 April 2020

As it is noted that Don Bosco has its roots spread in tribal women empowerment, on the 23rd of June 2014, nearly 500 women from various villages of Tajangi, Lambasingi and Pedda Barada participated in the opening of MACS (Mutual Aided Cooperative Society)programme at Tajangi, Chintapalli. The Don Bosco ITDS is helping the tribal women in 24 mandals and 16 thousand women are having a saving of total 4.20 crores.

Fr. Vijaya Bhaskar – the Vice Provincial of Hyderabad , Fr. Rayappa – Rector, Principal and director of ITDS, Mr. Chandrashekar – the state coordinator of the institute of Don Bosco, Mr.Angadar Rao – MPTC of Tajangi, Mr. Bajjayya – Sarpanch of Tajangi and others were present in the program.

Fr. Rayappa spoke about the purpose of getting the approval for MACS, the importance of savings, the need for education and other issues which were helpful to the tribal people. Then Fr. Vice Provincial spoke about MACS. He in a special way appreciated Fr. Rayappa SDB and Sr. Padma SJA for the beautiful and creative work they are doing for the development of tribal groups in Chintappli Mandal.  Mr. Chandrashekar explained the women and the cluster leaders about the need for savings, how they have to save money, and the benefits of it. The village leaders thanked Fr. Rayappy for his efforts in motivating their people and helping them in learning about their rights. Lunch was served at the end of the meeting. Chintapalli Don Bosco Mathru Janani Mahila mutually aided co-operative thrift credit society Ltd. will continue under the leadership of Mrs. K. Bhagya Lakshmi and B. Venkatakumari and other B.O.D members.

In the evening they went to Lambadapalli where the MACS is taking up the first program of constructing a water tank for the tribal people. Fr. Vijaya Bhaskar – the Vice Provincial laid the foundation stone and the villagers were extremely happy and thanked Fr. Rayappa and his team for the help they  are doing.