Ideology & Perspectives
Core Values of the Organization
These are the ethics and standards, which influence the way in which things are accomplished in the organization. Based on the following core values the decisions are made and actions are taken at Roshni.
- Commitment for the service of the poor without discrimination based on values of love, honesty and faithfulness.
- We will work for justice and peace with a sense of patriotism without party political grounds.
- As we work we will uphold human dignity and have faith in the people
- We will work in collaboration with similar NGOs and individuals with mutual respect and cooperation.
- We will be simple in our approach, eco friendly, and integrate the culture of the land.
oshni aims to build a human community through the process of empowerment and sustainability in Haveri district irrespective of caste, creed and gender. The program focus is in health, child rights, gender equity and community organization.
of the Society,
by the power of the people
(Janarindha Janashakthiyagi Samajadha Badhalavane)
Hangal in Haveri district in Northern part of Karnataka is one of the poverty ridden backward talukas of the state. Hangal is a notified drought prone area. Majority of the population belong to most marginalized Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) like Lamanies, Gollas, Voddars, Talvars, Jyogers and Siddars. These oppressed marginalized tribal groups have many challenges for their identity, existence and livelihood. Most of the families are landless laborers who migrate frequently to other districts and states in search of livelihood. Regular migration, frequent droughts, lack of livelihood coupled by other social issues like caste division,discrimination, untouchability, exploitation etc. has challenged the equity, dignity and survival of these community members for generation and generation. Aged, adult and children all are victims of such a situation.
Roshni Trust, is committed to the cause and hopes of such downtrodden, marginalized and poorest of the poor communities in Hangal and neighboring Mudgod Taluks. Roshni Trust is a registered charitable organization headquartered at Hangal. The Trust with the motto, “Life is fruitful in service.”is guided by Ursuline Franciscan Congregation. Initially the sisters of the congregation voluntarily took up the developmental work as a part of their social service. While staying in villages and with families of these the communities, sisters saw; felt and realized such deep rooted injustice, discrimination, oppression, exploitation denying their rights of livelihood and decent living. The mission of mobilising these oppressed communities and families to fight for their rights was felt. Also the then Bishop of Belgaum requested the sisters to take up this mission of community welfare. Accordingly with a Franciscan spirit of becoming a channel of peace and justice and hope of the poor and marginalized communities ‘Roshni’ started its activities in Hangal Taluk on June 5th 1998. Srs. Eulalia, Rosa Cecily and Dulcine Crasta were the visionaries of the Trust and its activities. This mission is further strengthened and expanded under the able leadership of Srs.Eulalia Monteiro, Grace Alvares, Nancy Ferrao, Sr.Dulcine Crasta, Anitha D’souza and Dimple D’souza.