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MITHRA – a Synod Youth Department’s venture in recognizing the presence of Migrants and meeting the challenges Migration poses
Saturday, Apr 01, 2017

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Migrants Intervention Towards Holistic Responsive-Action a new initiative by the youth department by CSI seeks to address the issues faced by migrants and refugees through its project named MITHRA.

Sriperumputhur – migrants from Myanmar and Northeast India
With the mission of completing “The Body of Christ” by embracing migrating people groups and communities, migrant settlements in Chinnaperumal nagar, Sriperumputhur, were identified and was visited by the Youth Department for their initial interaction towards constructive interventions. Families numbering about 40 from Myanmar and Manipur are dwelling from the past 6 years who have migrated to Chennai in search of better livelihood. Though the people around them have accepted and accommodated them, they are challenged with no provision of basic documents and no proper health care with very limited educational opportunities for their children.

The Youth Department is attempting to work out possible opportunities to improve the quality of life of these people in the near future.

Rupantara – refugees rehabilitation program, CSI Karimnagar Diocese

Youth Department Director Rev. Solomon Paul J along with the team of young people from Karimnagar diocese visited Rupantara, a project initiated by CSI SEVA and the Karimnagar diocese to uphold the dignity of life of the many refugee families settled for more than 30 years. The intention of the youth department through the project MITHRA is also to look at the various possibilities to work among the migrants and the refugees who are situated in this place called Anthergaon.

Possibilities of working among the children of the refugees and the youth are chartered out to join hands with the diocese of Karimnagar in strengthening the lives of this vulnerable people. The youth also participated in the nutrition food feeding program initiated by CSI SEVA for the elderly people of the community and showed their solidarity to work more closely with the project henceforth. As a part of the near future interventions from the youth department a children’s camp with community awareness programs are planned along with the youngsters of Karimnagar diocese and from various other CSI dioceses.