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Caritas India Workshop on Project Formulation
The three days’ workshop on Project Formulation under the banner of (CIDAL) Caritas Institute of Development Action and Learning was inaugurated on 27/9/2022 at Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) –Bengaluru. Read More+

Workshop on the formation of Diocesan Social Service Society's Strategic plan.
A workshop on the Diocesan Social Service Society's Strategic Plan was held at MSSS- Badravathi 19 th September 2022, respectively. Rev. Fr. Richard Pias, Executive Director KROSS and Mr Verghese G M, Programme Coordinator, Read More+

GB MEETING And AGM MEETING
The meeting commenced at 9.00 a.m. with a prayer hymn and was followed by a Scripture reading by Sr. Nancy and prayer by Fr. Anil Prasad – Co-ordinator, RPC. Read More+

Workshop on the formation of Diocesan Social Service Society's Strategic plan.
A workshop on the Diocesan Social Service Society's Strategic Plan was held at MSSS- Badravathi and BDDS-Ballari on 19th and 20th September 2022, respectively. Rev. Fr. Richard Pias Read More+

PAUSTIK REVIEW MEETING 27TH AND 28TH OF JULY 2022
The Review Meeting of PAUSTIK Program was held at KROSS Resource cum Training Centre, Bengaluru on the 27th and 28th of July 2022 which was attended by the two Coordinators and 11 Animators from the three Read More+

THINK TANK MEETING
WEP Think Tank online Meeting held on 25th July 2022, Monday from 11 am to 12.30 pm. All the 14 partner DSSS directors along with President Bishop had fruitful deliberations. Many Read More+

Orientation on Formulation & implementation of Diocesan Strategic Plan (DSP) in line with Key Strategic Plan (KSP) of Caritas India
A preliminary orientation on the Formulation & implementation of the Diocesan Strategic Plan (DSP) in line with the Key Strategic Plan (KSP) of Caritas India was held virtually on July Read More+

The Orientation Program on Safe guarding Policy for the KROSS staff
The staff orientation for safeguarding policy was held on 24th June at 11:30 am. The session commenced by an overview of the project delivered by the Director Read More+

Governing Board Meeting at SMSSS
The governing Board Meeting of KROSS was held at Chaitanya, Shimoga on 02nd June 2022. The President Bishop Francis Serrao S.J, the Vice President Bishop Gerald I Lobo and the Members were present. Read More+

REVIEW MEETING AND TRAINING ON WOMEN IN MICRO ENTERPRISES - SAMRUDI
On 10th May 2022, KROSS conducted a Review Meeting and Training on Women in Micro Enterprises- SAMRUDI for all the coordinators of fourteen partners at KROSS Resource Center, Bangalore. Read More+

SAFEGUARDING POLICY FOR THE REGIONAL FORUM
SAFEGUARDING Policy for the Regional Forum, training held at MSI, Hyderabad on 05th and 06th May. The program aims at Policy, Prevention, and redressal mechanism of creating a SAFE ambiancefor Read More+

WEP meeting on Tracking the Action Plan
On 04th May 2022, KROSS conducted a virtual meeting for all the coordinators of fourteen partners. The meeting commenced at 2:00 pm with prayer followed by a welcome speech by Mrs. Laina Lasarado WEP coordinator, KROSS. In her welcome Read More+

Forum Directors Meeting with Caritas
Caritas India and Forum Directors meet on 19th and 20th April 20222 at CBCI center, Delhi. Feedback and Review of the Forum Accompaniment Program along with collaboration at different levels Read More+

WEP (2022-25) Associate Virtual Meeting
On 30th March 2022, KROSS had conducted a virtual meeting for all the DSSSs coordinators to discuss on project proposal objectives of WEP Programme. The meeting commenced at 2:40pm with a prayer by KROSS Director Read More+

Children Parliment Programme
On 29th March 2022, KROSS had conducted one-day workshop on Mainstreaming key Strategic Plan and Networking for all the coordinators of fourteen DSSSs. The Programme commenced at 9:40am with prayer song Read More+

Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible
Through this webinar, CIDAL of Caritas India in collaboration with Caritas Asia discussed how to conserve preserve and safeguard the groundwater resource through rainwater conservation... Read More+

Gender Equality Today for A Sustainable Tomorrow - Women Migrant Workers: Gaps and Opportunities
On 08th March 2022, Caritas India had organized a webinar on Gender Equality today for Read More+

Safety for everyone safeguarding policy
The National Level launch of SAFE - Safety for everyone safeguarding policy began at 3 pm with a prayer by Ms. Meena. Fr.Jolly Asst .Director Caritas India, Read More+

Lenten Campaign 2022 (Healthy Planet and Healthy Life)
State level launching of Lentan Campaign 2022,at St Anthony's Church Hassan by Rt Dr Anthony Swamy Bishop of Chikamagaluru on March 06, 2022, Sunday. Read More+

WEP CAPACITY BUILDING CUM REVIEW MEETING
KROSS organized state level programme on Capacity Building cum Review Meeting for fourteen DSSSs at KROSS, Resource cum Training Centre Read More+

Governing Board Meeting on 11th February 2022 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru.
The meeting began at 10.30 a.m. with a prayer song led by the KROSS Team followed by a prayer by Rev. Fr. Peter Ashirwad the Director of BDSSS, Dharwad. Read More+

KROSS Launches Project ‘PAUSTIK’–III to Prevent and Mitigate Malnourishment among Children, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers in Villages of North Karnataka on January 12 th 2022
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"REGIONAL ASSEMBLY OF DIOCESAN DIRECTORS OF SOCIAL APOSTOLATE OF KARNATAKA REGION - (KROSS)"
The Regional Assembly is organized on 10th January 2022 at ISI, Bengaluru with the objective to capture the regional priorities and sharing of best experiences of DSSS.... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING - 2nd December 2021
The Governing Board Meeting was held on 02nd December 2021 at, Snehalaya, BDSSS, Dharwad. The meeting began at 10.00 a.m. with a prayer song led by the KROSS... Read More+

WEP DeBrefing External Evaluation at CODP
KROSS WEP Team, representatives from 14 DSSS, evaluators Dr. Rita Noronha, Ms. Shirley T. Babu and team, Ms. Evelyn Benis and Rev. Sr. Nancy.... Read More+

DSSSs DIRECTORS MEETING - 24th SEPTEMBER 2021
The Partner DSSSs Directors met at Regional Resource cum training centre, Bengaluru on 24 th September 2021. The meeting commenced at 10.00 a.m. with a Scripture Reading by Rev.Fr. Shantharaj... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING 9Th AUGUST 2021
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) had its Governing Board Meeting at KROSS Resource cum Training Centre on 9th August 2021 ... Read More+

EVALUATION OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGARAMME
On 2nd September 2021, the KROSS conducted a virtual meeting for giving preliminary instructions to the DSSSs coordinators on Evaluation of Women Empowerment programme. Read More+

WEP CAPACITY BUILDING CUM REVIEW MEETING
KROSS organized state level programme on Capacity Building cum Review Meeting for fourteen DSSSs at KROSS, Resource cum training centre Bengaluru.It was three days programme from 11th August to 13th August 2021 Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME REVIEW MEETING AT SMSSS, SHIVAMOGGA ON 19TH , AUGUST 2021
On 19th August 2021, the KROSS team conducted the WEP review meeting at SMSSS, Shivmogga. The Director of the SMSSS, the coordinator and the other five animators were present. Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME REVIEW MEETING AT MSSS, BHADRAVATHI ON 19TH , AUGUST 2021
KROSS conducted the WEP Review meeting at MSSS, Bhadravathi on 19th August 2021. The Director, the coordinator, and five animators were present in the meeting. Read More+

MAINSTREAMING KEY STRATEGIC PILLARS AND DISSEMINATION OF APPROCHES AT BDDS, BALLARI.
On 31st July 2021, the KROSS team conducted CST (Catholic Social Teaching) and KSP (Key Strategic Pillar) training programme for BDDS staff and Faith Based Organization at BDDS, Ballari... Read More+

MAINSTREAMING KEY STRATEGIC PILLARS AND DISSEMINATION OF APPROCHES AT SEVA SANGAMA,(SSDS) KALABURGI.
On 30th July 2021, the KROSS team conducted CST (Catholic Social Teaching) and KSP (Key Strategic Pillar) training programme for Seva Sangama staff... Read More+

MAINSTREAMING KEY STRATEGIC PILLARS AND DISSEMINATION OF APPROCHES AT BDSSS, DHARWADA.
On 29th July 2021, the KROSS team conducted CST (Catholic Social Teaching) and KSP (Key Strategic Pillar) training programme for BDSSS staff... Read More+

WEP External Evaluation Planning Meeting At SMSSS, Shimoga.
KROSS Organized WEP External Evaluation Planning meeting on 28th July 2021, for all the Coordinators of 14DSSSs, at Chaitanya SMSSS, Shimoga... Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME REVIEW MEETING AT ODP, MYSURU ON 22ND, JULY 2021
On 22nd July 2021, the KROSS team had conducted the WEP review meeting at ODP, Mysore. The Director of the ODP Rev. Fr. Alex, the coordinator Mrs. Sunitha and the other six animators.... Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME REVIEW MEETING AT JVSSS, MANDYA ON 21TH, JULY 2021
KROSS team along with the Director had visited JVSSS in Mandya on 21st July 2021 for the WEP Review meeting The Director of the JVSSS Rev. Fr. Leo, the coordinator Mrs. Sudha Mani and the four animators... Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME REVIEW MEETING AT CMSSS, HASSAN ON 20TH , JULY 2021
KROSS had conducted the WEP Review meeting at CMSSS, Hassan on 20th July 2021. Rev.Fr. Shanthraj, the coordinator Mrs. Bhagya Mary and three animators... Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME REVIEW MEETING AT BMSSS, BANGALORE ON 13TH JULY 2021
On 13th July 2021, KROSS had conducted the WEP review meeting at BMSSS, Bangalore. The Director of BMSS Rev. Fr. Naveen Kumar and the Coordinator Mr. Ramesh... Read More+

FAREWELL TO REV. FR. SEBASTIAN FERNANDES, DIRECTOR, KROSS.
A befitting program was arranged at SMSSS, Shivamogga to bid farewell to Fr, Sebastian Fernandes who was handing over charge to his successor, Fr. Richard Pais... Read More+

KROSS ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING 27Th APRIL 2021
The Annual General Body Meeting of Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) was held at The Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING 09th FEBRUARY 2021
The KROSS Governing Board Meeting was convened at The Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society, Shivamogga on 09th February 2021... Read More+

FLOOD-2019 RELIEF AND REHABILITATION
In August 2019 due to incessant rains and overflowing of dams, Karnataka witnessed an unprecedented flood situation which destroyed infrastructure, killing livestock and taking the lives of a few people.... Read More+

SAMRUDI Rural Upliftment Foundation - "SWAVALAMBANA KARYAKRAMA"
SAMRUDI Rural Upliftment Foundation, Bengaluru registered Section 25 Company under the aegis of Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bengaluru... Read More+

KROSS ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING 21st September 2020
The Annual General Body Meeting of Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) was held at The Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society, Shivamogga on 21st September 2020... Read More+

COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS RESPONSE
The COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic sudden lockdown from 23.03.2020 to 31.05.2020 (70 days) saw a tragic turn of events in the lives of the people of Karnataka... Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM INTERNAL EVALUATION
The Internal Evaluation of the Women Empowerment Program, Project No.321-908- 1077 ZG was planned on completion of one year of the implementation... Read More+

'SPARSHA' MISSION AGAINST CANCER
'˜SPARSHA' Mission against Cancer in Karnataka was officially launched on 6th March 2020 at Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS)... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING - 12 FEBRUARY 2020
The KROSS Governing Board Meeting was held at KROSS Resource cum Training Centre, Bengaluru on 12th February 2020 with a prayer led by Fr. Yagappa, Director, BDDS, Ballari... Read More+

WORKSHOP ON INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING - 12 FEBRUARY 2020
A workshop on the need for Institutional Capacity Building was held at KROSS Resource cum Training Centre on 12.02.2020 in which the Diocesan Social Work Directors and KROSS Team participated... Read More+

PAUSTIK: BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE TO MITIGATE MALNUTRITION REVIEW MEETING 18th & 19th DECEMBER 2019
The second Review Meeting of PAUSTIK Program for the year 2019 was held at KROSS Resource... Read More+

Women Empowerment Program: Review Meeting Cum Capacity Building Training - 10th To 12th December 2019
The 2nd Review Meeting and Capacity Building Training of the year 2019 for the Women Empowerment Program (WEP).Field Staff was held at KROSS Resource cum Training Centre... Read More+

VISIT OF MR. DIOGO H. FERREIRA, CONSULTANT/ASSESSOR, MISEREOR.
Mr. Diogo H. Ferreira, Consultant/Assessor, Misereor paid a two days visit on 21st and 22nd November 2019 to KROSS, Bengaluru in connection with the Women Empowerment Program being implemented by KROSS in collaboration... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING - 14th November 2019
The KROSS Governing Board Meeting was convened in KROSS Resource cum Training Centre, Bengaluru on 14th November 2019 with a prayer led by Fr. Alex Prashant Sequeira, Director, ODP-Mysuru... Read More+

CONSULTATION WITH WOMEN FEDRATION LEADERS
A day's workshop was conducted on 13.11.2019 to review the progress achieved by the Federations during the last one year and build up a consensus on participation of women in local self-governance. Sr. Zita D'souza... Read More+

KROSS ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING - 5th AUGUST 2019
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) held its Annual General Body Meeting at KROSS Resource cum Training Centre on 5th August 2019... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING - 5Th AUGUST 2019
The KROSS Governing Board Meeting was convened in KROSS Resource cum Training Centre, Bengaluru on 5th August 2019 with a prayer led by Fr. Clifford Pinto, Director... Read More+

WORKSHOP ON KEY STRATEGIC PILLARS & SOCIAL TEACHINGS.
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bengaluru in collaboration with Caritas India, New Delhi organized a two day workshop on 29th & 30th May, 2019... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING - 21st FEBRUARY 2019
The Governing Board Meeting commenced with a prayer led by Rev. Fr. Chourappa, Director, BDDS, Ballari. Most. Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi & President, KROSS welcomed Mr. Robert D'souza Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
The last Governing Board Meeting for the year 2018 of Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) was held on 21st November 2018 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru.... Read More+

WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING PANCHAYATRAJ INSTITUTIONS
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) organized a Workshop at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 16th November, 2018... Read More+

WORKSHOP ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
A day's Workshop on 30th October 2018 was organized at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore to have clarity on Income Tax / Direct Tax Code / Foreign Contribution Regulation Act / Accounting procedure... Read More+

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ON COMMUNICATION & FACILITATION SKILLS
A workshop under Organizational Development was conducted for the improvement of the Communication & Facilitation Skills of the Staff of the Diocesan Social Service Societies... Read More+

TRAINING ON INDIAN CONSTITUTION & HUMAN RIGHTS
KROSS organized a Training on Indian Constitution & Human Rights at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 27th September 2018. A total of 32 participants from all over the State participated in the trainings... Read More+

STATE LEVEL JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION MEET
The Karnataka Region Justice & Peace Commission Meet was organized with the collaboration of Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) at KROSS Resource Centre... Read More+

KROSS ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) held its Annual General Body Meeting at KROSS Resource Centre on 26th September, 2018... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bengaluru held its 3rd Governing Board Meeting of 2018 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 26th September, 2018... Read More+

TRAINING ON FACILITATION SKILLS
KROSS organized a Training on Facilitation Skills to the Trainers of its Partners and like-minded organizations in Karnataka from 18th to 20th September 2018... Read More+

WORKSHOP ON ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
A workshop under Organizational Development was conducted for the improvement of the Communication Skill of the Staff of the Diocesan Social Service ... Read More+

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM - REVIEW MEETING
The Review meeting of Women Empowerment Programme supported by Misereor was held on the 10th & 11th July, 2018 at KROSS Training Cum Resource Centre... Read More+

TRAINING ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - 21st JUNE 2018
A day's training was organized by KROSS on 21st June 2018 on "Corporate Social Responsibility and Opportunities for Funds" in which 67 participants from all over Karnataka participated... Read More+

TRAINING ON PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT - 19th & 20th JUNE 2018
A two days Training on Personality Development was organized at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 19th and 20th June 2018 in which 67 participants from all over Karnataka State participated... Read More+

TRAINING ON RIGHTS BASED APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT - 15Th JUNE 2018
A Training on Rights Based Approach to Development was organized at KROSS Resource Centre on 15th June 2018 in which 36 participants from all over Karnataka State participated... Read More+

KROSS GOVERNING BOARD MEETING - 31st MAY 2018
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service held its 2nd Governing Board Meeting of 2018 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 31st May 2018... Read More+

Workshop On Organization Development: System Building
A Workshop on Organizational Development Process - System Building was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre from 22nd to 24th May 2018 which was attended by 32 participants from all over the state of Karnataka... Read More+

Training On Management Information System And Documentation.
A Training on Management Information System (MIS) and Documentation was held at KROSS Resource Centre on 26th April 2018 in which 61 participants from all over the State participated... Read More+

Workshop For Preparation Of Bye-Laws For Women'S Federation
The 3rd Workshop for finalizing the Federation Bye-laws for the Taluk & District level was held at KROSS Resource Centre on 24th & 25th April, 2018 in which 48 participants from the Diocesan Social Service Societies (DSSSs)... Read More+

Workshop On Global Warming, Climate Change And Organic Farming
A Workshop on Global Warming, Climate Change and Organic Farming was organized at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 14th March 2018 in which 41 participants from the State of Karnataka participated... Read More+

Training On Pranchayatraj Institutions & Good Governance
A Training on Panchayatraj Institutions and Good Governance was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 15th & 16th March 2018 in which 41 participants from all over the State of Karnataka participated... Read More+

Kross Governing Board Meeting - 28th February, 2018
The KROSS Governing Board Meeting was held on 28th February 2018 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru. The meeting commenced with a prayer lead by Rev. Fr. Reginald Pinto, Director, Sampada, Udupi.. Read More+

Consultation Meet On Self-Help Groups: Challenges, Impact And Sustainability
A Workshop on Challenges, Impact and Sustainability of Self-help Groups was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 27th February, 2018 which was attended by the Diocesan Social Work Directors from Karnataka... Read More+

Training On Rights Based Approach To Development
A Training on Rights Based Approach to Integrated Development was organized at KROSS Resource Centre on 22nd February, 2018 in which 30 participants from different organizations from all over Karnataka State participated... Read More+

Training On Women And Legal Rights
A two days Training on Women & Legal Rights was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 20th & 21st February 2018 which was attended by 30 participants from all over Karnataka State... Read More+

Training On Women In Panchayathraj Institution - 17th & 18th January, 2018
On 17th & 18th January 2018 KROSS conducted a training on Women in Panchayathraj Institution in which 50 participants from all over the state of Karnataka participated... Read More+

Training On Organic Farming - 16th January, 2018
A training on Organic Farming was organized at KROSS Resource Centre on 16th January 2018 in which 60 participants from all over the state of Karnataka participated... Read More+

KROSS Governing Board Meeting - 29th November 2017
The KROSS Governing Board Meeting was held on 29th November 2017 at Mangaluru which was hosted by The Canara Organization for Development of People (CODP)... Read More+

Vist Of Manos Unidas Team To KROSS - 20th To 21st November, 2017
The team from Manos Unidas, Spain comprising of Ms Ana Luna, Ms Alexandra Garcia, Ms Teresa Santoro & Ms Nieves Garrido visited KROSS on 20th & 21st November, 2017... Read More+

Training On Participatory Approach To Development
On 26th October, 2017, KROSS organized a training on Participatory Approach to Development at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru in which 60 participants from all over Karnataka State participated... Read More+

Training On Sustainable Development
A training on Sustainable Development was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 25th October, 2017 for 60 participants from all over the State to create awareness... Read More+

Training On Gender Mainstreaming
A Seminar on Goods & Service Tax (GST) was organized and hosted by KROSS at its Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 11th September, 2016. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS... Read More+

Seminar On Goods & Service Tax
A training on Sustainable Development was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 25th October, 2017 for 60 participants from all over the State to create awareness... Read More+

Training On Consumer Protection Rights
Consumer Protection Rights training was organized at KROSS Resource Centre on 30.08.2017 in which 62 participants from the Diocesan Social Work Centres... Read More+