For Human Rights: welcoming the most disadvantaged
Since 1988, under the banner of ‘Love, Light and Life’, the Claretians of Sumanahalli have been receiving and caring for the least wanted people in their vicinity: the lepers, AIDS sufferers, and people with disabilities. As well as caring for orphans, street children, etc.
Besides those received in the boarding school, for those who have attained a family atmosphere which is not easy in this type of institution, many others are cared for externally around the State of Karnataka through medical camps and other initiatives.
A cycle of formation, insertion and social reintegration has also been established that has been successful in many cases.
This is a witness of Catholic religious in the midst of a majority non-Christian population.