Summer Camps

The annual 3 days Summer Camps for the sponsored children at 10 different places on theme “Child and Parent Relationship” More+


School Benefits
Professional courses
Personal benefits
Medical assistance
Family benefits

  • The Social worker/Animator/ registers new children in the program based on recommendations from the community (SHG or ESP committee) and a visit to the home of the candidate, during which the Social worker/Animator becomes familiar with the family situation.
  • The Social worker/Animator fills in the profile of the child.
  • The Social worker/Animator attends to every child’s needs registered in the program, monitors the child’s school attendance, performance at school and general development.
  • The Social worker/Animator may advice on a suitable course for the child (job-oriented course) or extracurricular activities. The Social worker/Animator can also identify difficult situations in the child’s life (health problems, home violence, and abuse).
  • The Social worker/Animator also attends to the needs of the family. He/she is familiar with the family situation, thanks to individual home visits. He/she can recommend efficient steps to improve family’s economic standing, e.g. encourage the mother to take part in a SHG, to start an income-generating activity or receive state allowance.
  • The Social worker/Animator can educate family and discover problems in time (illness, alcoholism, home violence).
  • The Social worker/Animator helps to organize extracurricular activities for children, such as camps, get-together programs, career guidance programs, talent shows, tuition classes, etc.
  • The Social worker/Animator distributes benefits to children in the program – school uniforms, school materials and tools, a gift once a year, etc.
  • The Social worker/Animator ensures smooth functioning of ESP. He/she distributes the letters from sponsors to children and helps children to write letters. He/she takes photographs of the children, fills in the APR or the LF. Administrative costs connected with the running of ESP. (Maximum yearly amount is Rs. 1200 per child/student) . The administrative costs include salaries of office staff; office staff travels costs, their training and communication, office costs such as postage, stationery, electricity, etc.

The Gift Fund provides a practical gift for each child/family; it is given in the name of sponsors once a year at Christmas or Diwali. The Gift Fund is made of sponsors’ contributions given on top of their regular contribution to the Child Sponsorship Fund. Yearly contribution for a gift is Rs.500 - Rs. 1000 per child.Contributions aimed at specific urgent needs of a child or family are reserved for extraordinary cases (severe health problems, contribution to subsistence when sponsorship ends, contribution to the family when the child dies, etc.).

These contributions are made only at the request of the sponsor. The sponsors’ contributions to the partner centre. If the sponsor wishes to provide a donation directly to the centre, concerned agency mediates such donation.

ASHA projects: ASHA Charitable Trust was granted 3 projects from 2 agencies. They are as follows


  1. Garment Making: We started the garment making classes for trainees in two areas Kora and Mulbagal from 1st October, 2014. There are 50 trainee girls in Kora and 17 trainee girls in Mulbagal. In Kora, the garment making classes are divided into 3 batches. The first batch is between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., second batch is between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and third batch is between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In Mulbagal there is only one batch of garment making class. It is between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The trainees are given training in embroidery, mat making, woolen knitting and blouse making. The course will be completed by the end of next month.

  2. Cell Phone Repair: In the month of November, 2014 we have simultaneously started cell phone repair training in two places in Bangalore- Jayamahal Extension and Doresanipalya. First batch of cell phone repair is between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and the second batch is between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Totally 30 trainees are receiving training in mobile repairing. In these training classes many trainees have gained knowledge about how to repair a mobile. The course will be completed by this month end.

  3. Four Wheeler Driving: It was started in the 4th week of November, 2014. There are 52 trainees from different places like Bengaluru, Devanahalli, Bangarpet, Tumkur, Mulbagal and Kanakapura. These 52 trainees are given training on four wheeler driving by the instructor and after the training, learning license is given. They are waiting for the driving license which will be given after the completion of courses. Many school dropouts have benefitted from the four wheeler driving. It will be very helpful for their future. The course will be completed by the end of March 2015.

Sl.No Place No. of Students Those who received LL Yet to receive
1. Banglaore 15 8 7
2. Devanahalli 8 - -
3. Tumkur 6 3 3
4. Mulbagal 7 7 -
5. Bangarpet 11 11 -
6. Kanakapura 5 - 5

Tuition Centre

  1. Children’s evening learning centers started in the month of September, 2014 with the total number of 1,204 students. The tuition program is given to poor children who cannot afford money for the tuition classes. There are 35 faculties who undertake tuitions.

  2. Over 1,204 school going children have been improving their academic performance by attending the classes at the evening learning centres.

  3. Academically weak students were identified for special attention by teachers in evening learning centers.

  4. The students got opportunity to brush up their basics especially in Mathematics. For the students belonging to lower classes like from third to sixth standard, the addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple fractions, decimals and tables are being thought. They have been improving in the same.

  5. Children attending the centers have been improving in their discipline and punctuality

a. The course will be completed by the end of March 2015. Caritas Hradec Karlove:
1. 20 Evening Tuition Centres: The 20 evening learning centers sponsored by Caritas Hradec Karlove are in their full bloom. They are helping the rural as well as urban slum children to achieve best in their studies with needed educational support.
Sports day: in all the centres sports was conducted by the implementing agency, ASHA Charitable Trust with the collaboration of BMSSS. The staff arranged the sports day according to the convience of the centres. It was an enjoyable day for these children to exhibit their inborn talents in sports.

2. Job Oriented Skill Training Program:
a. Tailoring/ Garment Making:

Sl.No Area/ Locality District No. of Participants Timing
1. Kora Tumkur 15 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
2. Kora Tumkur 15 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
3. Kulgurki Kolar 25 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.
4. V. Hossahalli Kolar 25 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.
Total 80

80 unemployed young youth males as well as females are getting training to be professional in garment making. They are almost end period of their training. They have acquainted themselves with professional knowledge in garment making. They have expressed their gratitude to the implementing as well as sponsoring agencies.

Four wheeler Driving

Sl.No Places Hours (Per Person 10 Hours) No of Trainees
1. Banglaore 200 hours 15
2. Devanahalli 150 Hours 20
3. Kanakapura 100 Hours 10
4. Mulabagal 100 Hours 10
Total 55

55 unemployed youth of urban slums as well as rural areas of Archdiocese of Bangalore are trained in driving. They have almost finished their learning and received their licenses. Many are in search of new job. Some are employed in private companies. They are grateful and expressed their gratitude. These unemployed youths have become boon to their family and the society

Cartias Prague (CP) Report

Children’s evening learning was started from December, 2014 in 5 backward villages of Bengaluru Rural in Pathaballapalli, Chikkanernahalli, V. Hosahalli, Nugilubande, Sakkanahalli and Hirekaracanahalli. There are 150 students and 6 faculty members. With the help of the faculty the children have gained knowledge about their education. The training is given to the economically poor students (who cannot afford to pay tuition fee) who are simultaneously weak in their studies. The children range from 1st to 10th Standard.

A. Summer Camp for Evening Tuition Centers: The summer camp for the children of 6 tuition centers at Kolar were conducted on 18th and 19th of July. All the children were gathered under one roof. We had good interaction with the children and motivated them to study well. By their active participation in the camp they were enriched with new energy. Children as well as the teachers were empowered to do their best.

B. Health camp: A Health Awareness Camp was organized for 6 Evening Tuition Centers, on 22nd and 23rd of August. The children were imparted basic information of health and advised on the preventive measures to protect themselves from possible diseases like common cold, influenza, hepatitis, herpes, dengue fever, etc. It was a great health tips for them.