How Compassion Helps
Living in his father's home has been difficult for Mahindra. He is a married father of two himself and lives in eastern India. His father is an alcoholic, and drinking in the community is commonplace. Mahindra doesn't drink and prefers that his children don't drink either.
Before Compassion's parent training sessions, Mahindra was uncomfortable speaking to his father and neighbors about the consequences of alcohol and alcoholism. But after just one session, he had the knowledge and skills to express himself and his concerns.
"I feel confident that I can change my children's lives by teaching my community the dangers of alcoholism", he says.