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Prutha in Sanskrit means 'daughter of the earth', reflecting our role as custodians of our world, our home and our society. Prutha Goa is an online magazine and news service promoting the concept of social work in its widest sense, looking at how our private lives, communities and businesses can work for our good and for the good of society. Our articles share information and encourage debate in areas as diverse as the environment, local cultures and language, the promotion and development of the arts, beneficial scientific progress, concern for nature and animals and the more traditional social work areas like the care of the elderly, the poor, children and those who are mentally or physically sick. This is an interactive resource and your input will make a real difference. Please join the debates and discussion on our Facebook page. We also welcome articles in line with our editorial policy. If you have a story about positive change in Goa we want to hear from you!
The sudden move to lock down the state of Goa because of COVID-19 led to chaos and many starving people. In the midst of this scenario sprang up individuals who made it their objective to ensure that everybody had food on their tables, especially the underprivileged. Read more about them here.
A campaign has been launched by Goan NGO DRAG to provide greater accessibility for differently-abled persons in the state. Avelino de Sa, President of DRAG, talks about the campaign and the competition connected with it. Find the details of the competition in the article.
The first ever consultation on drug abuse in Goa saw the call for a financial budget to counter substance abuse and the creation of a community of former addicts who could dissuade young people from falling into the trap of drug addiction. Read more here.
Fr Richard Bauer, a Roman Catholic priest with the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, will conduct a workshop called Spiritual Care Workshop: An Interprofessional Model of Spiritual Assessment and Treatment for nurses, psychologists, health care workers and social workers working to help HIV/AIDS patients. Find out the details here.