Whenever there are minor conflicts within the camp, the committees intervene and resolve the problem, the Nun said, adding, “The committee members have been offered mediation and reconciliation skills so that they are able to solve the issues among the communities amicably.”
“One of our programs in the camp is based on peace building; we make sure communities have peace among themselves. We raise awareness on the peace building and COVID-19 prevention program so that they are able to protect themselves from the virus that is affecting people,” she said.
The DMI members also serve among lactating mothers through the health program, the Indian-born Nun said, explaining, “We are able to reach out to them (lactating mothers) and take care of their health as well as take care of the malnourished children and breastfeeding babies.”
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“Nearly 200 children are receiving food packages that are distributed to them so that they are able to take care of their health,” Sr. Maila said.
She continued, “Through the health program, mothers are having an awareness program on the health basis and we provide them with nutritious food to take care of their children who are malnourished.”
The Nuns are also supporting schools in the camp that hosts some 1500 students. Two schools in POC 1 and POC 3 are entirely run by DMI, says Sr. Maila.
Highlighting the medical care provided by the Nuns at the camp, the Country Director said, “Once a month, our doctor Sister takes to the medical camp for the community we are supporting. In the camp, we are allotted with certain zones and it is in those zones where DMI directs its programs.”
“We are directly targeting 800 families. Family members benefit in our different components, the children are in school and participate in the health program, and the youth participate in the skill-training program,” she explained.