On January 16th, 2023, the Chairman of The Mother Teresa Foundation, Thanjavur, Dr. AR Savarimuthu visited the island town of Rameswaram. The purpose of this visit was to conduct a Rejuvenation and Counselling Program under it’s Community Development Program for the widowed single mothers who reside in the region.
The counselling session was designed to boost the morale and self-confidence of these women, as well as help them break free from age-old practices and superstitions of self-isolation after widowhood. With the guidance and support of Fr. Saminathan, the local co-ordinator of the Mother Teresa Foundation, 43 individuals attended the event and benefitted from the valuable conversations that were had.
The Mother Teresa Foundation is committed to helping those in need, and this visit to Rameswaram was just one example of their dedication to uplifting and empowering individuals in their community. The foundation’s work is vital in breaking the cycle of poverty and helping individuals to become self-sufficient and independent.
The widowed single mothers who attended the event came away with a renewed sense of hope and determination to improve their lives. The counselling session provided them with a safe space to share their thoughts and feelings, and to receive the support and encouragement they needed to move forward.