Kottayam Social Service Society (KSSS) is a registered charitable organization (Reg. K-15/1964) under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies’ Registration Act XII of 1955. The organization was registered in the year 1964 by the Archdiocese for delivering its social ministry. The activities of KSSS are spread mainly in the five districts of Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta covering 80 rural villages. The main focus of the organization is the empowerment and improvement in the quality of the poor and other vulnerable sections in society. It has completed four and a half decades of dedicated services in the development sector and has a rich experience in facilitating capacity building, community health, promotion of grassroots level organizations, watershed development and other community level organizations for social change and transformation. More than 35000 families are directly linked with the organization through the network of community based organizations.
KSSS had its humble beginnings in a room at the Catholic Bishop’s House, Kottayam and Rev. Fr. Joseph Maliekal was appointed its first Secretary. Later in 1978, the office was shifted to the Chaithanya Pastoral Centre at S. H. Mount, Kottayam and finally in 1993 the office was shifted to the present seat of Chaithanya at Thellakom, Kottayam. Initially it was working with the prevailing concept of charity. Later with the conceptual changes in social activities aiming at integral development of the human society, KSSS also introduced drastic changes in its policies and programmes.
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