NEWS & EVENTS

Training On Gender Mainstreaming 
A Training on Gender Mainstreaming was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 21st & 22nd September, 2017 for the 2nd batch of Women Empowerment Program Staff to create awareness that gender mainstreaming is an accepted approach or means to achieve the goal of gender equality.The training was attended by 40 participants from all over Karnataka. More+

Seminar On Goods & Service Tax.
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 welcomed the participants who had come from all over Karnataka and asked them to be interactive by putting forth their doubts or clarifications to the Resource Person ... 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 and Federation Leaders from all over the State participated. More+

Training On Development Communication.
A training on Development Communication was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 29th August, 2017 in which 62 participants from all over the State participated. In his key note address, Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS emphasised the need of this particular training as he said that we in the social development sector have to face the community More+

KROSS Annual General Body Meeting
The Annual General Body Meeting was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 17.08.2017 which was presided by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi & President, KROSS. He welcomed the Board Members, Director & Staff of KROSS and had a special word of welcome for the newly inducted Member More+

KROSS Governing Board Meeting
The Governing Board Meeting was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 17 th August 2017. The Meeting began with a prayer led by Rev. Fr. Richard Pais, Director, SMSSS, Shivamogga. Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo – President, KROSS and Bishop of Udupi welcomed all the Board Members and Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo the special invitee. He had a special word of appreciation... More+

KROSS Organizes State Level Justice & Peace Commission Meet
The Karnataka Regional Workshop on Justice & Peace was organized by Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bengaluru on 16th August, 2017 in which 40 participants representing the Dioceses participated in the Workshop. More+

Training On Formation Of Taluk & District Level Federations.
KROSS and its 14 Diocesan Operating Partners have been working steadfastly towards women empowerment and a lot of changes are visible in the most rural and backwards areas. Nevertheless, it was felt that there was much more that could be achieved if the women are federated at the Taluk & District level More+

Workshop On National Rural Health Mission.
To understand the salient features of the National Rural Health Mission, a workshop was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 27th June, 2017 in which 62 participants from the Diocesan Social Work Centres, Federation Leaders, Staff of Network NGOs and a few ASHA Workers from all over Karnataka participated. More+

Training On Gender Mainstreaming
A Training on Gender Mainstreaming was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 28.06.2017 to promote gender mainstreaming as all along we have been working only towards women empowerment and gender equality. The training was attended by 60 participants from all over Karnataka. More+

KROSS Governing Board Meeting – 31st May 2017.
KROSS held its Governing Board Meeting at Karwar on 31.05.2017 which was hosted by Karwar Diocesan Development Council (KDDC), Karwar.
Msgr. Simon Tellis of Karwar Diocese on behalf of Rt. Rev. Dr. Derek Fernandes, Bishop of Karwar extended a warm welcome to Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, Bishop of Udupi More+

PAUSTIK – Building Community Resilience To Mitigate Malnutrition.
A two days’ Review cum Evaluation of the program “PAUSTIK” was held at KROSS Resource Centre on 23rd & 24th May, 2017.
The steps initiated by Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) through the support of Kindermissionswerk to mitigate malnutrition needs to be ... More+

Promotion of Panchayatraj Institutions & Good Governance
A Workshop for promotion of Panchayatraj Institutions and Good Governance was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 11th & 12th May, 2017 in which 40 participants from all over Karnataka participated. In his keynote address, Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS impressed upon the participants More+

Workshop On Strengthening Panchayatraj Institution
A State Level Workshop for future could be contestants for Gram Panchayat Elections was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 10.05.2017 which was attended by 160 participants from all over Karnataka State. Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo, National Director, Pontifical Mission Organization, Bangalore inaugurated the Workshop by lighting More+

Congratulations And Warm Welcome To Bishop K. A. William
KROSS Team congratulates the new Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. K. A. William, D. D. and rejoices on his appointment as the 11th Bishop of Mysore Diocese by the Holy Father and welcomes the Bishop as a member of the Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops Council (KRCBC). KROSS Team assures full support and cooperation towards building a vibrant Diocese of Mysore and prays ... More+

KROSS Governing Board Meeting
The 1st Governing Board Meeting of the year 2017 was held at Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society (SMSSS), Shivamogga on 16th February 2017. Rev. Fr. Veeresh Moras, Director, SMSSS extended a warm welcome to the Bishop and the members. Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao, Bishop of Shivamogga and President of SMSSS graced the occasion as the meeting ... More+

Workshop On Organizational Development Process
A Workshop on Organization Development Process was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 10th, 11th & 12th January, 2017 which was attended by 30 participants from KROSS and its 14 partner organizations representing the state of Karnataka. The Workshop Participants were welcomed by Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS who dwelt on the need... More+

Women Empowerment Program Review Meeting cum Training on Basic Counselling Skills
A Review Meeting of the Women Empowerment Programme was held on 14th December, 2016 at KROSS Resource Centre which was attended by 42 participants from all over Karnataka. This was followed with a two day Training Session on Basic Counselling Skills on 15th & 16th December, 2016. Counselling is being focused on everything that is being said by ... More+

Follow-Up Workshop on Federation Bye-Laws.
A follow up Workshop for the Federation Leaders & Diocesan Social Work Coordinators was held on 13th & 14th December, 2016 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore in which was attended by 42 participants from all over the state to discuss on the formation of federations at different levels, activities and their bye-laws... More+

Training on Facilitation Skills to Trainers – 22nd to 24th November, 2016.
KROSS organized a Training on Facilitation Skills to the Trainers of its Partners and like-minded organizations in Karnataka from 22nd to 24th November, 2016. A total of 40 participants from all the State participated in the trainings. A facilitator is someone who engages in the activity of facilitation and helps a group of people understand ... More+

KROSS Governing Board Meeting – 17th November, 2016
KROSS Governing Board Meeting – 17th November, 2016 The KROSS Governing Body Meeting was held on 17th November, 2016 at Organization for Development of People (ODP), Mysore which was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi and President, KROSS. As the Meeting was hosted at ODP, Mysore, Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazhapilly... More+

Training On Personality Development – 20th & 21st October, 2016.
A two days’ Training on Personality Development was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 20th & 21st October, 2016. Mr. Clement Fernandes, Manager-Program, KROSS addressing the participants said that we hear the term Personality Development from books, our institutions and our colleagues which indicates that this term is important in one’s life. To know... More+

Workshop On “Result Based Management” – 14 September, 2016
A Workshop on Result Based Management was jointly organized by KROSS in collaboration with Canara Organization for Development and Peace (CODP), Mangalore at Institute for Social Development Hall, Mangalore which was attended by 80 participants representing various organizations. Rev. Fr. Vernon Vaz welcomed the gathering which was followed by formal inauguration with lighting of the lamp. More+

Women Empowerment Program In Karnataka – Review Meet Cum Training
The Review Meeting of the Women Empowerment Program and Capacity Building Training was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore from 20th to 23rd September, 2016. The 14 Diocesan Social Service Societies working throughout the State of Karnataka were represented by the District Coordinators and Animators who did a presentation of the work being implemented in their respective... More+

Training On Rights Based Approach – 22nd September, 2016
A Training on Rights Based Approach to Integrated Development was organized at KROSS Resource Centre on 22nd September, 2016 in which 62 participants from different organizations from all over Karnataka State participated. A human rights approach to development means empowering people to make their own decisions, empowering all people to claim their right to opportunities and services ... More+

Training On Network, Lobby & Advocacy – 21st September, 2016.
KROSS held a Training on Network, Lobby & Advocacy on 21.09.2016 at its Resource Centre, Bangalore in which 62 participants from different organizations from all over the state of Karnataka participated. The training was facilitated by Advocate Robin Christopher & Team from Bangalore. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS in his keynote address ... More+

Workshop On PME, PCM and RBM – 16th to 19th August, 2016.
A Workshop of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Project Cycle Management and Result Based Management was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore from 16th to 19th August, 2016 in which 42 participants from all over the state of Karnataka participated. The need of the workshop was highlighted as any project to succeed needed, planning, monitoring ... More+

KROSS Annual General Body Meeting – 13th August, 2016.
KROSS Annual General Body Meeting was held on 13th August, 2016 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore. The meeting was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, Bishop of Udupi & President KROSS. He welcomed all the Members and asked them to actively participate and give their valuable comments and recommendations ... More+

KROSS Governing Body Meeting – 12th August, 2016
The Governing Body Meeting of KROSS was held on 12th August, 2016 which was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo – President, KROSS and Bishop of Udupi. He welcomed all the Board Members and Special Invitees and requested all the members to actively participate in the meeting, evaluate the reports being presented ... More+

Workshop On Organisational Development Process
A Workshop on Organizational Development Process was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre from 15.07.2016 to 17.07.2016 which was attended by 30 participants from all over the state of Karnataka. The workshop began with a prayer song followed by welcome address by Mr. Clement Fernandes, Manager – Program Support, KROSS to the Resource Persons Team, Diocesan ... More+

Review Meeting of Women in Micro Enterprises
A Review Meeting on 13th & 14th July 2016 was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre to evaluate the progress of the program “Women in Micro Enterprises” during the last six months followed with a training on Farming Issues & Rain Water Harvesting which was attended by the Diocesan Social Work Coordinators from all over the State of Karnataka ... More+

Paustik Review Meeting – 5th & 6th July, 2016.
A Review Meet on program “PAUSTIK” – Mitigating Malnourishment in North Karnataka was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 5th & 6th July 2016.
Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS in his keynote address commended the Staff of BDDS, Bellay, Seva Sangama, Gulbarga and BDSSS, Belgaum ... More+

Women Empowerment Program In Karnataka
The Women Empowerment Program Review Meeting was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 15th & 16th June, 2016 in which the Coordinators & Animators of the 14 Diocesan Social Service Societies participated and presented their reports for the period January 2016 to May 2016 which was the first Report for the continuation phase... More+

Training On Rights Based Approach To Social Development
A Workshop on Rights based Approach to Social Development was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 15.06.2016 which was attended by 38 participants from all over the state of Karnataka.
Rights based approach to social development is an approach promoted to achieve a positive transformation of power relation between the two stake holders, i.e., the rights holders who do not experience More+

Workshop On Network, Lobby & Advocacy
KROSS conducted a State level Workshop on Network, Lobby & Advocacy at its Resource Centre, Bangalore on 14.06.2016 in which 61 participants from the state of Karnataka participated. The workshop was facilitated by Sr. Juliet Cutinha, Advocate, Bhadravathi.
Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS in his keynote address emphasised ... More+

Workshop On Accounts – Women Empowerment Program
A Workshop was conducted on 9th June 2016 to update the Directors, the Finance Managers, Programme Co-ordinators & Accountants of the 14 Diocesan Social Service Societies in Karnataka State on the procedures of accounting and book keeping for the project, Women Empowerment Program supported by Misereor, Germany. More+

Workshop On Right To Information – 24.05.2016
A workshop on Right to Information was organized at Seva Sangama, Gulbarga on 24th May 2016 which was attended by 60 participants representing the DSSS, NGOs, Gram Panchayat, various Government Departments and Federations. The workshop was inaugurated by Most Rev. Dr. Robert Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga by lighting a lamp. More+

Workshop On Effective Financial Management – 20th May, 2016.
A day’s Workshop on 20th May 2016 was organized at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore to have clarity on Income Tax / Direct Tax Code / Foreign Contribution Regulation Act / Accounting procedure to be followed as per the statutory changes proposed in the Central Budget which would come into effect from 1st June, 2016 and latest guidelines... More+

KROSS Governing Body Meeting – 19th May, 2016.
The Meeting was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo – President, KROSS and Bishop of Udupi. The President thanked Fr. Reginald Pinto for leading the prayer. He welcomed Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazhapilly – Vice President, KROSS and Bishop of Mysore and all the members. He had a special word of welcome to Fr. Abraham Areeparmbil... More+

Workshop On Women & Legal Rights – 13th & 14th April 2016
A two days’ Workshop on Women & Legal Rights was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 13th & 14th April 2016 which was attended by 70 participants from all over Karnataka State. The Workshop was inaugurated with lighting of the lamp by one participant from each Diocesan Social Service Society and participating NGOs & Federations members. ... More+

Distribution of Solar Lanterns – 31.03.2016
A Training cum Solar Lantern Distribution program was organized and conducted by Belgaum Diocesan Social Service Society (BDSSS) on 31.03.2016 at Sevalaya, Dharwad under the project, Renewable Energy Options for the Rural Poor supported by Manos Unidas, Spain. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes who presided over the program... More+

Launching & Orientation Of Women Empowerment Program
MISEREOR KZE sanctioned the continuation phase of Women Empowerment Program – 321-908-1064 ZG for the period January 2016 to December 2018. It was officially launched on 09.03.2016 with lighting of the lamp. Most Rev. Dr. Robert Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga addressed the Diocesan Staff implementing the program in the State of Karnataka ... More+

Workshop On Good Governance – 11th March 2016.
A Workshop on Good Governance was conducted on 11th March, 2016 at KROSS Resource Centre organized by Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bangalore for the Diocesan Partner Staff from all over Karnataka. The Workshop was formally inaugurated by lighting of a lamp. In his keynote address, Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS impressed ... More+

Workshop On Good Governance – 23rd February, 2016.
A Workshop on Good Governance was conducted on 23rd February, 2016 at Pragathi Training Centre, Mysore organized by the Organization for Development of People (ODP), Mysore in collaboration with Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bangalore. The Workshop was formally inaugurated by lighting of a lamp. Fr. Staney D'Almeda, Director - ODP, Mysore welcomed... More+

KROSS Governing Body Meeting – 20th February, 2016
KROSS Governing Body Meeting was held on 20th February 2016 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore. The Meeting was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo, President KROSS & Bishop of Udupi. He heartily welcomed the Most. Rev. Dr. Thomas Antony Vazhapilly, Vice President, KROSS & Bishop of Mysore, the Governing Body Members, the Diocesan Social Work Directors, Director & Staff, KROSS. He asked everyone... More+

Seminar On Right To Education, Child Rights & Right To Information.
A seminar on Right to Education, Child Rights & Right to Information was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 11th and 12th February, 2016. Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore inaugurated the seminar by lighting a lamp. In his keynote address, he dwelt on the importance of the teacher in fulfilling the rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution More+

Review of Program “Paustik” - Mitigating Malnutrition
The work done during the past one year is commendable as we have been able to build a good rapport with various stake-holders like Health Department, Women & Child Department, Angwanwadis, Primary Health Centres, ASHA Workers, etc. and we must continue working in collaboration with Government Institutions to prevent and mitigate malnourishment. More+

Review Meeting of Women in Micro Enterprises
A Review cum Training was arranged for the Diocesan Social Service Society Partners Coordinators & Staff coordinating the program “Women in Micro Enterprise” supported by KROSS subsidiary SAMRUDI Rural Upliftment Foundation on 15th and 16th December 2015 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director KROSS & SAMRUDI... More+

Visit of Manos Unidas Team to KROSS - 2015
The Manos Unidas Team comprising of Ms Elena Fernandez and Ms Alexandra Garcia visited KROSS on 29.11.2015 to review the ongoing projects and visited the area of implementation on 01.12.2015. During the field visits they interacted with the beneficiaries and also saw the progress of the work done under the program Renewable Energy Options. They expressed their happiness on hearing ... More+

Women Empowerment Programme In Karnataka
A two days meet to review the progress of the ongoing Women Empowerment Programme was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 18th & 19th November, 2015 in which 45 participants representing the 14 Diocesan Social Service Societies participated. The participants presented their quarterly reports highlighting ... More+

KROSS Governing Body Meeting – 17th November, 2015.
KROSS Governing Body Meeting was held on 17th November, 2015 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore. The Meeting was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazhapilly, Bishop of Mysore & Vice President, KROSS. He heartily welcomed the Members and in a very special manner the special invitees who were present for the meeting ... More+

KROSS Governing Body Meeting – 13th August 2015.
KROSS Governing Body Meeting was held on 13th August, 2015 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore. The meeting was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, President KROSS and Bishop of Udupi. He heartily welcomed the Members and sought their involvement, contribution and counsel so that the works undertaken by KROSS ... More+

KROSS Hosts Karnataka State Justice & Peace Commission Meet – 12th August, 2015.
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bangalore hosted the Karnataka State Justice & Peace Commission Meet on 12th August, 2015 at KROSS Resource Centre. Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, President KROSS and Bishop of Udupi presided over the meeting said Pope Francis emphasised for a happy life for which Peace... More+

Review of Program “Paustik” & Training On Mitigating Malnutrition
The program commenced with screening of a five minute film showing the adverse effect malnutrition has on children especially in the African Continent. The period between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday is a critical time for health intervention but the period of adolescence, particularly in girls between the age of 10 and 19 years is the tipping point for health ... More+

Workshop on Project Cycle Management
A good project life cycle has seven stages and each one is very important as without proper identification, preparation, appraisal, presentation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation the best conceived project can fail. Hence at every stage a critical evaluation needs to be done so that if there is a feeling we are not moving ... More+

Workshop on Global Warming & Climate Change – 14.07.2015
A Workshop on Global Warming & Climate Change was organized at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 14th July, 2015. Climate change is the biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time as the earth’s atmosphere is over-loaded with carbon dioxide which is the cause of extreme weather and large scale disruption in climate ... More+

Training on Socio - Cultural Analysis of Indian Society
A two days Training was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on 7th & 8th July, 2015 on “SOCIO-CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF INDIAN SOCIETY” facilitated by Prof. Indira Krishnaswamy of Chennai. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS in his keynote address said that no society has been untouched by the complex process of socio-cultural... More+

Inauguration Of Career Advancement Program 2015 - 2016 – Batch 11
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) inaugurated the 11th Batch 2015-16 for providing Public and Private Sector Examination Coaching. Presiding over the 11th Batch (2015-2016) of the Career Advancement Program,the Archbishop of Bangalore said that to be good leaders, everything negative has to be eliminated. Make use of the opportunity provided ... More+

Training On Right to Education & Right to Information
A Workshop on “Right to Education and Right to Information” was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 3rd July, 2015. The 70 participants who had come from all over Karnataka State were welcomed by Rev. Fr. Valerian Sequeira, Education Secretary, Diocese of Karwar. The first session, Right to Education was facilitated by Rev. Fr. Dr. Eugene Lobo... More+

Training On Right to Livelihood & Employment 16th June, 2015.
A Zonal Level Training on “Right to Livelihood & Employment” was conducted by KROSS at Mandya on 16th June, 2015 which was organized by JVSSS, Mandya. The right to livelihood is enshrined in our Constitution and the rural poor should make full use of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act which not only empowers rural women but reduces... More+

Training On Farming Issues – 15th & 16th June, 2015.
A two days “Training on Farming Issues in light of the International Year of Family Farming” was conducted by KROSS at the zonal level organized by CMSSS, Hassan on 15th & 16th June, 2015 at Marianagar & Gadenahally respectively. Family farming commonly considered old-fashioned, resistant to change and unable to respond effectively to market opportunities,.. More+

Training On Personality Development – 18th & 19th June, 2015.
A two days’ workshop was Conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on “PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT” on 18th & 19th June, 2015 facilitated by Ms Connie P. Alva. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS in his keynote address said that each and every one of you have to be a Leader in your own field and to be that, you have to develop yourself which is possible ... More+

Training On Right to Information, Right to Food and Consumer Rights Protection.
A training on Right to Information, Right to Food and Consumer Rights Protection Act was organized at KROSS Resource Centre on 09.06.2015. The Public Authority which is required to disseminate information proactively has failed which led to a mass movement by NGOs and like-minded organizations which ushered in the law on Right to Information ... More+

Review of Program – Women in Micro Enterprises & Training – 25th & 26th May, 2015.
The Government has brought in many poverty alleviation schemes which do benefit several people but do these schemes reach the most marginalized poor women in the rural areas is the question before us. To us as a NGO the challenge lies in seeing that the poorest of the poor woman is able to make both ends meet and we at grassroots ... More+

Send Off To Career Advancement Program Students Batch 2014 - 2015
"Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone” said Jesus but I say to you go back to you Dioceses and motivate the youth to avail the facility provided by KROSS and join the Career Advancement Program so that we have good leaders said Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS on the occasion of the send-off ... More+

KROSS General Body Meeting - 6th May 2015
KROSS General Body Meeting was held on 6th May 2015 at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore. The meeting was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, President KROSS & Bishop of Udupi who was ably assisted by Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Antony Vazhapilly, Vice President KROSS & Bishop of Mysore. The President welcomed all the Members ... More+

KROSS Governing Board Meeting - 5th May 2015
KROSS Governing Board Meeting was held on 5th May 2015 at KROSS Resource Centre. The meeting was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, President KROSS and Bishop of Udupi. He heartily welcomed the Board Members and sought their involvement, contribution and counsel. The report of the programs conducted in the entire State of Karnataka were presented ... More+

Fr. Sebastian Fernandes Assumes Charge As Director, KROSS.
Fr. Sebastian Fernandes who had taken charge as Asst. Director, KROSS on 2nd February, 2015 assumed charge as full-fledged Director, KROSS with effect from 6th May, 2015 on his predecessor, Fr. Peter Brank relinquishing office. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes hails from the Diocese of Karwar where besides serving in the Parishes, he served as the Director of the Karwar Diocesan ... More+

Farewell to Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director, KROSS
A galaxy of dignitaries assembled at KROSS Resource Centre on 06th May 2015 to bid good-bye to Rev. Fr. Peter Brank on his relinquishing office as the Director, KROSS after a very fruitful stint from 05.06.2009 to 06.05.2015. Rt. Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore paid highest paean to Rev. Fr. Peter Brank as he was instrumental for creating infrastructure ... More+

Workshop on Federation Bye - Laws
Formation of Self Help Groups was a watershed moment in our country as it was realized that women’s emancipation & empowerment could begin by taking up women centric issues, lobby and advocacy for women’s rights and networking through cluster level, taluk level and district level federations. But somewhere along the road, a different... More+

Support To Training & Employment Programme (STEP)
A review of the program, Support to Training & Employment to Women supported by the Ministry of Women & Child Dev elopement, Government of India was held at KROSS Resource Centre on 20.04.2015, to evaluate the progress and outcome of the Vegetable Cultivation Project being implemented in the Districts of Bangalore ... More+

Launch of REO
Today our country is at cross roads because we have not been able to tap the vast renewable energy option available to us like solar, wind and hydro power. We have to create model villages with renewable energy sources which should have a ripple effect and the local gram panchayats should be motivated to replicate this in other ... More+

Review of Program “PAUSTIK” & Training on Mitigating Malnutrition.
Lack of access to nutritious food, inadequate breast feeding and offering wrong foods contribute to malnutrition and seasonal infection which undermines a child’s nutritional status and contributes to all child deaths though it may not be listed as a direct cause said Rev. Fr. Peter Brank in his keynote address during the inaugural ... More+

Women Empowerment Programme In Karnataka.
A four days meet to review the progress of the programme, debriefing on the internal evaluation conducted and consultation on the next phase of the project 2016 was organized at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore from 8th to 11th April, 2015 in which 45 participants from 14 partner organizations from all over Karnataka participated... More+

Workshop on Child Rights Protection Policy.
A Workshop on Child Rights Protection & Promotion to formulate Organization Policy was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 20th & 21st March, 2015 which was facilitated by Fr. Edward Thomas, Member, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Ms Edwina Pereira, International Service Association, Bangalore ... More+

Workshop on Foreign Contribution Regulation Act & Income Tax.
A workshop to facilitate Non Profit Organizations on Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) & Income Tax was held at KROSS Resource Centre on 19th March, 2015 in view of the impending renewal of FCRA by Non Profit Organizations which was facilitated by Mr. Vittal Rao Lokare, FCA. We need to be transparent, responsible and accountable in our dealings .... More+

Workshop on Livelihood Options, Nrega & Land Issues.
A three days’ workshop was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on the theme – LIVELIHOOD OPTIONS, NREGA & LAND ISSUES on 16th ,17th, & 18th March, 2015 facilitated by Sr. Dulcine Crasta, Consultant UNICEF, Mr. Y. G. Muralidhara, Director, CREAT, Mr. B. Yoganath Singh, Faculty, Administrative Training ... More+

Consultation Meet on Anti Child Trafficking
oday’s Children are today’s Citizen and they have rights, and we the State & the Civil Society as the duty bearers have the moral obligation to ensure that they enjoy these rights, said Fr. Peter Brank, Director, KROSS in his address during the inaugural session of the State Level Consultative Meet on Anti Child Trafficking jointly organised by Karnataka State Commission ... More+

Silver Jubilee Celebrations
Service to Humanity stems from the Love of God which motivates us to work for the poor and the most marginalized communities said Dr. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop of Bangalore in his Presidential address during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society (SMSSS) on 9th March 2015 ... More+

KROSS Hosts Southern States Justice & Peace Workers Meet
We have to learn to live for others and in harmony with environment. It is not enough to be on Facebook but live looking at each other’s faces. The mandate of God is very clear to us in our mission but we have to now adopt also the 10 commandments that Pope Francis emphasized for a happy life for the whole world and for us his message is loud ... More+

Workshop on Enterpreneurial Development & Business Planning
What is the relevance of NGOs to the poor and marginalized women in the society? Are we focussed on the poorest of the poor and concentrate on reaching out to people who are below poverty line and support & facilitate to earn to meet their day to day needs, how to sustain the poverty alleviation programmes and what are the gaps identified needs... More+

Workshop on Indian Constitution & Human Rights.
The Constitution of our country is the Holy Scripture for the Citizens, which is the supreme law of India. It is a living document, an instrument which makes the government system work. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental ... More+

Fr. Sebastian Fernandes Takes Charge As Assistant Director, KROSS.
The mandate of Christ is very clear – service to the poor and the marginalized, wipe the tears of the distressed, reach out to the needy and to do this, we need a large heart remarked Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, Bishop of Udupi and President of KROSS in his Presidential address. He also congratulated Rev. Fr. Justin D’souza on his assuming charge as Director, KDDC... More+

KROSS Launches Project ‘PAUSTIK’
As per statistics 50 % of the children aged between 1 to 6 years who die is due to malnourishment, which is a shame to the civil society. Though the Government is the biggest social provider, the gap is enormous and the role of NGOs becomes imperative to fill in this gap. KROSS and Partner Organizations, BDSSS, Belgaum, BDDS Bellary & Seva Sangama, Gulbarga ... More+

Support to Training & Employment Programme (STEP)
A Review Meeting of STEP supported by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India for Women was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on January 12, 2015. Ms Joyce Periera, Program Officer and the four Coordinators of Bangalore, Chitradurga, Hassan & Mysore were present along with the support staff. Also present were the Monitoring... More+

Workshop on Panchayathraj Institution (PRI)
A two days’ workshop was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on the theme – Enhancing of Participation of Women in Local Self Governance on 8th & 9th January 2015 facilitated by Mr. G. M. Varghese, Advocate. Our responsibility is to organize the most marginalized communities, particularly women to prepare them for value based leadership and facilitate... More+

Women Empowerment in Karnataka
A review meeting of Women Empowerment Programme in Karnataka was held at KROSS Resource Centre on 6th, 7th & 8th January 2015 in which 47 participants from all over Karnataka participated during which besides evaluating the achievement of the project, a workshop to finalize the terms of reference for the mid-term evaluation... More+

Workshop on Project Evaluation
A two day workshop on Project Evaluation was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 15th & 16th December, 2014. Project Monitoring & Evaluation is the need of the hour as we can learn about our work through this exercise as it helps us to know where we were and where we have reached ... More+

Distribution of Free Library Books
India has got its independence in 1947 but still today we are unable to enrol all our children into schools and the institutions run by the Government does not have the infrastructure to kindle the mind of the child to experiment and learn. The endeavour of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in distributing books... More+


Collaborator’s Visit to Kross
Ms Alexandra Garcia & Ms Elena Fernandez from Manos Unidas, Spain visited KROSS on 22.11.2014 and 01.12.2014 to assess the progress of the ongoing programmes supported by them. They expressed their happiness on the progress of the projects and were happy to see the outcome of the Renewal Energy Options for the Poor which had not only made ... More+

Training On Management Information System & Development Communication
A two days Training program on Women’s Rights and Gender Mainstreaming was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 18th & 19 Nov., 2014. As per a United Nations report in India alone out of 10 men, 6 men abuse their spouses. If the report was true with supportive and objective baseline date, then we have to rethink about our work. Over the past three decades... More+

Training on Women's Rights
A two days Training program on Women’s Rights and Gender Mainstreaming was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bengaluru on 18th & 19 Nov., 2014. As per a United Nations report in India alone out of 10 men, 6 men abuse their spouses. If the report was true with supportive and objective baseline date, then we have to rethink about our work. Over the past three decades... More+

KROSS Governing Board Meeting
KROSS Governing Board Meeting was held on 06.11.2014 at KROSS Resource Centre. The meeting was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, President KROSS and Bishop of Udupi. He welcomed all the board members and asked for their active participation and valuable suggestions. The august body discussed the various programmes undertaken by the Organization... More+

Workshop on Panchayatraj Institution
A two days’ workshop was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on the theme – Enhancing of Participation of Women in Local Self Governance on 4th & 5th November, 2014. Our responsibility is to organize the poor and the most... Our responsibility is to organize the poor and the most marginalized communities, particularly women to prepare them... More+

Training on Rights Based Approach of Social Development
KROSS conducted a Zonal Level three days Training on Rights Based Approach of Social Development on 28th, 29th & 30th October, 2014 at ORBIT, Humnabad covering the three DSSSs of North Karnataka region which was attended by 33 participants from BDSSS, Belagavi, BDDS, Bellary and Seva Sangama, Gulbarga.... More+

Support to Training & Employment Programme (Step)
A Review Meeting of STEP for Women was held at KROSS Resource Centre, Bangalore on October 14, 2014. Ms Joyce Periera, STEP Program Officer and the four District Coordinators of Bangalore, Chitradurga, Hassan & Mysore were present along with the Monitoring Committee Members, Mr. R.M. Pandey, Senior Technical Officer, IIHR and Mr. Susainathan, Retd. KAS... More+

Workshop on Child Rights & Good Governance.
Archbishop Bernard Moras was very vocal in his feeling towards the children under our custody in our schools and institutions and said that there should be zero tolerance towards child abuse in any form. He dwelt on length on Sexual Harassment and said that transfer was not the solution but strictest punishment... More+
KROSS Governing Body Meeting
KROSS Governing Body Meeting was held on 07.08.2014 at KROSS Resource Centre. The meeting was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, President KROSS and Bishop of Udupi. He welcomed all the board members and asked for their active participation and valuable suggestions.The august body discussed the various programmes ... More+
Workshop on Revisting Internal Learning & Monitoring System
A two days workshop was conducted on 23rd and 24th July, 2014 at KROSS Resource Centre to revisit the Internal Learning & Monitoring System (ILMS) which was in use by the Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) since the last 12 years. There was a paradigm shift towards... More+

KROSS Institute for Civil Service
KROSS Institute for Civil Service was established in 2004 under the aegis of Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishops’ Council. It was a long standing desire of the Bishops’ of Karnataka to start an Institute to advance the career prospects of youth, who have the potential to join State & Central Public Service, but are unable to afford the expensive coaching conducted... More+
Workshop on National Integration
A workshop on National Integration was held on 17th, 18th & 19th July 2014. This workshop was facilitated by Mr. K. L. Ashok, Komu Sauharda Vedike (Karnataka Forum for Communal Harmony). A total of 41 Participants attended the workshop, which had lectures, brief of history of fanaticism, communalism, religious fundamentalism, group discussions, exchange of real... More+
Collaborators’ Visit to KROSS
Our Collaborators, Ms Martine Lhuillier from James Percy Foundation, U.K. and Ms Mireia & Mr. Alfonso from Friendly Hand, U.K. visited KROSS on 5th and 6th July, 2014 to evaluate the projects supported by them, viz., SNEHA – Community Resilience to HIV/AIDS and Library for the Resource Centre. More+

PRI Workshop Follow Up Meeting – 10.05.2014
A State Level workshop on Empowering Panchayatraj Institution in Karnataka and Special Gram Sabhas for Women was organized by Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service, Bangalore on 28.02.2014 in association with Janavikasa, Karnataka and Caritas India to reflect on the 73rd Constitutional Amendment to decentralize power... More+
Congratulations & Warm Welcome to
Bishop Francis Serrao

KROSS Team congratulates the new Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao, D. D. and rejoices on his appointment as the 3rd Bishop of Shimoga Diocese by the Holy Father and welcomes the Bishop as a member of the Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops Council (KRCBC). More+
Workshop on Results Based Management
KROSS conducted a Workshop on Results Based Management from 22nd to 24th April 2014 at KROSS Resource Center, Bangalore.
The need of the day is Results Based Management, hence the focus should now be more on results rather than completing the activity remarked Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director, KROSS... More+
Cross Learning from Field Visits.
The Field Staff of Bangalore Multipurpose Social Service Society (BMSSS) working for the Women Empowerment Programme (WEP) supported by Miserior, Germany were on a cross learning and experience sharing to Arsikere, Hassan District where Chikmagalur Multipurpose Social Service Society CMSSS), Hassan is implementing the Women Empowerment Programme. More+
Caritas India Chairman visits the Karnataka Region
The Chairman of Caritas India Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Lumen Monteiro visited KROSS and its Partner Organization Jyothir Vikasa on the 28th - 30th January 2014. He visited some of the villages of Mandya District and interacted with the people of the villages. He also had a meeting with the CBOs of women. Later he blessed the administrative... More+
Workshop on Financial Management
Inaugurating the Workshop on Financial Management, Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director, KROSS said that the NGOs have to be transparent and accountable as we receive fund collected by various donors from a diverse group of people who give out of love from their hard earned income to see a smile on the face of... More+

Workshop to Use Visual Documentation & Communication
Inaugurating the two days (08.04.14 to 09.04.14) Workshop on how to use images for making the world aware of the work being done by us, Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director, Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS), Bangalore remarked that KROSS and its 14 partners have been doing wonderful work in their respective... More+
KROSS Team Visits BDSSS Sevalaya Dharwad and Sevasangama at Gulburga its Partner Organizations
KROSS Team comprising Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director, Sr. Nancy, Programme Officer, Women Empowerment Programme. Sr. Lucia, Programme Officer, Women in Micro Enterprise, Mr. Varghese, Programme Officer, Good Governance and Mrs. Noella, Executive Secretary... More+
KROSS Governing Board Meeting took place on 19. 03. 2014.
Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, President of KROSS welcomed the members.
Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director, KROSS read the minutes of the last meeting which were duly approved.
The status / progress of each programme was reviewed keeping in mind the expected results and impact, clarifications sought and wherever needed inputs... More+

International Women’s Day Celebration at Karwar
Entrepreneurs are not born but created and any innovative person willing to take risk and persevere can be an Entrepreneur said Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director of KROSS and SAMRUDI. He was addressing the inaugural session of Training of Trainers on creating Entrepreneurs and advised the participants to take advantage of the training and reach out to the poorest of the poor... More+

Inauguration of T.O.T. on Creating Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs are not born but created and any innovative person willing to take risk and persevere can be an Entrepreneur said Rev. Fr. Peter Brank, Director of KROSS and SAMRUDI. He was addressing the inaugural session of Training of Trainers on creating Entrepreneurs and advised the participants to take advantage of the training and reach out to the poorest of the poor... More+

State Level Workshop On Empowering Panchayatraj Institutions In Karnataka
The 73rd Constitutional Amendment to decentralize power came into effect two decades back and now the time has come to review, brainstorm and find ways and means to strengthen the Panchayatraj institutions said Mr. Venkatrao Ghorpade while speaking at the convention and came up with certain revolutionary ideas, like women’s special gram sabha, gender... More+

KROSS hosts 43rd Dynamics Development Course of Caritas India.
KROSS hosted the 43rd Dynamics Development Course of Caritas India from 5th to 30th January, 2014 at KROSS Regional Resource Center. There were 36 participants including participants from Cambodia, Nepal and Bangladesh. The 26 days programme covered various subjects like CST, Social Analysis, Project Cycle Management, Natural Resource Management... More+

Support to training and employment programme
KROSS in collaboration and with financial assistance from the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India has started implementing a Vegetable Production Project which was duly recommended by Women Development Corporation, Government of Karnataka for a period of 2 years starting from October, 2013 which will benefit 1400 marginalized, asset less women in four districts of Karnataka, viz., Mysore, Hassan, Chitradurga and Kolar. More+

Successful completion of Internship:
Mr. Tristan Fischer from Germany successfully completed 3 months internship from October to December 2013 in Social Development from KROSS. He goes back home with happy memories and learning from the field in context to the Indian environment. He was very vocal in expressing his happiness for the opportunity he got to visit the field and have hands on experience... More+

Women Empowerment In Karnataka
KROSS with assistance from Miserior, Germany has taken up the new phase of Women Empowerment Programme in Karnataka from July, 2013. A review meeting along with Training Programme on People’s Movement has been fixed at KROSS Regional Resource Center from 17th to 19th February, 2014 in which 40 participants from all over Karnataka with KROSS staff will participate to review the progress for the period July to December, 2013 and formulate ways... More+

State Level Workshop On Strengthening Panchayatraj Institutions For People Friendly Governance.
Date:  February 28, 2014 - Venue: Regional Resource Centre, KROSS, Bangalore
Participants:   Ministers of the State Government
                          150 NGO Representatives who are working in the field of Panchayat raj More+

Women In Micro Enterprises
KROSS has organized a Training of Trainers (TOT) from 10th to 15th March 2014 at KROSS Regional Resource Center in collaboration with I Create India. Participants will be from all over Karnataka working for the program Women in Micro Enterprises for Poverty Alleviation. More+

CAP Inauguration

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