The Need of Our Area
Our centre is situated at north Paravur. This is a thickly populated coastal area. People in this area are beset by these serious problems: Alcoholism, Substance abuse [drugs], Marital discord [ relationship disharmony and divorcee] and unemployment.
Family relationships have become weak because of which children and youth receive no guidance during their formative years. In the absence of informed guidance the youth tend to have no goals and at times get into relationships with the opposite gender which they are emotionally immature to nurture.
The need is to strengthen relationships between members in the family and this strengthening needs to be done in a modern context. Families today need to become less authoritarian, less hierarchical and more egalitarian. This should create more spaces for children and women in the family.