Caritas-Goa is responsible for disbursing the subsidy received from the Pontifical Society of the Missionary Childhood. Needy and deserving children, under the age of 14, receive the benefits for educational purposes through Institutions like the Diocesan Society of Education and Orphanages. The differently abled and other needy children are funded to undergo corrective surgery and to take specialized treatment.
This is an endowment made by Mr. Nicolau Sobrinho and managed by Caritas-Goa. The interest accrued on the amount is used:
To assist deserving girls with financial help towards preparation for marriage.
To assist poor persons for medical treatment and personal needs. (with appropriate recommendation).
Mr. & Mrs. Michael de Figueiredo Foundation
Bob and Osla, a couple living in U.S.A. have established Mr. & Mrs. Michael de Figueiredo Foundation, which is managed by Caritas-Goa.
They have established a `Scholarship Fundí for the benefit of needy students at St. Xavierís College, Mapusa.
They have established a `Maria Philomena de Souza Fundí for the benefit of the needy Elderly Persons/Senior Citizens.
They have also established a `Revolving Loan Fundí to enhance the economic activities of the self-help groups in the villages by engaging in micro financing.
Sponsorship Programme by International Adoption, Italy
Caritas-Goa with the assistance of International Adoption, Italy, and The Joy Sowers, Belgium is sponsoring around 30 economically backward students in their education. The needy students are given financial assistance to purchase books, uniforms and for payment of fees, transportation, etc.
Sponsorship Programme for tribal students in the Hostels of Mission of Daman
At the request of the Mission of Daman, Caritas-Goa appealed to a number of Parishes in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman to sponsor tribal students in the Mission. Since the last 3 years generous hearted parishioners have been giving their contributions to Caritas-Goa which are being forwarded to the Mission of Daman for the maintenance and education of the tribal children residing in the mission hostels. Last year 300 students were sponsored.