SAVE A FAMILY PLAN –INDIA is a Canadian based international nonprofit, family development programme which was started in 1965 by Rev Msgr. Augustine Kandathil with the purpose of uplifting the down-trodden to the mainstream of the society. It is a systematic development programme for sustainable and healthy development of poor families in our society. This family development programme supports the poor families in India by regular monthly assistance to build Strong, Self- sufficient Empowered families and communities to reduce poverty and create a sustainable economy. The Family Development Programme forwards the monthly financial aid through SAFP India office to the Diocesan Social Service Society and finally to the bank accounts of the respective beneficiaries. During the year 2017-2018 we were able to provide financial support to 191 families for their various needs. Each family received Rs. 900/- per month as assistance from various benefactors through SAFP India.
Main activities conducted by Save A Family Programs are,
Family gathering – once a year to bring all SAFP families together
Regional level meeting – conducted thrice a year to provide awareness on various topics like ‘The use and abuse of mobile phone’, ‘Various Govt. Pension Schemes’, ‘Child Rights and Protection’, ‘women empowerment’ etc. and to give important information from SAFP.
Central level meetings – conducted twice a year by the SAFP animators
Family Facilitation Team (FFT) Meeting – meetings are conducted every month by the director, coordinator and animators to evaluate the activities of previous month and to plan out for the coming month.
Family Action Team (FAT) Meeting – conducted twice a year by the parish priest, PRI Member, Animator from SAFP and SHG leaders to discuss about the government and local resource mobilization, evaluation on the progress of income generation programmes.
Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) – Training for newly selected beneficiaries to motivate them how to select profitable IGP and to make progress in life. Monitoring visit-by Director, coordinator, and Animators
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|Total No. of Families||230|