Mina Pawra, is a 9 year old girl, but studies in class one (standard one). Her classmates are 6 years of age. But in spite of the age difference, she is not ashamed to learn in the class with children much younger to her.
Mina and her parents are happy and thankful to the staff in Chopda, because Mina going to school is a great achievement and reason of joy for the family. Parents express that, education of Mina seemed impossible for them, but it is now made possible by the efforts of the Church. Mina will not face the disrespect from the neighbours; they faced all of their lives. She will not have to work as a daily wage labourer, as they are forced to do.
A focused learning seminar was organized for HCC Pastors & Development staffs at Caritas, Goa. Experts from three different backgrounds and experiences, facilitated the learning sessions. There were opportunities for the pastors and staff to share their ministry experiences and learning. Over all it was an investment for strategic development of the Church.