Mangalore: Rev. Dr Ronald Cutinha selected to train International Participants of Social Development
Posted On: 11/03/2008 13:10 GMT
 
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By Victor Rodrigues Angelore

Mangalore 11th March:Bala Vikasa a prestigious ngo of Andhra Pradesh had organised a seminar for the International participants on Community Driven Development at its training centre in Warrangal from February 4 to 29, 2008. There were 21 participants from Canada , Sri Lanka , Bangladesh , Nepal and India . The workshop was based on various approaches to Social Development, the main being Right Based Approach, Result Based Approach, Asset Based Approach, Participatory Approach and Strategic planning in Development. Four days of field visit gave ample opportunities to learn from the model village, co-operative banking and marketing, desilting of lakes, rehabilitation of orphans by village women and rehabilitation of widows.

 

Bala Vikasa ngo is a realised dream of Mrs Bala Theresa Singareddy Gingras and her husband Andrea Gingras, who are also the founders of SOPAR organisation in Canada . The activities of Bala Vikasa are spreadout throughout Andhra Pradesh State and have extended to Bellary of Karnataka State. Presently 400 staff is serving this organisation most of which are women in Villages. Rev. Dr Ronald Cutinha a participant of the training held at Bala Vikasa on Community Driven Development in February 2008 is highly appreciative of the training centre facilities and the method of working of Bala Vikasa personnel. Mr Shoury Reddy, Associate Director of Bala Vikasa is a dynamic personality and the foundress Bala Theresa popularly known as Balakka is a source of inspiration to both staff and beneficiaries. Dr Ronald Cutinha has been selected to train International participants of Social Development by Bala Vikasa.

Edited & Published By Raj Francis Pereira

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