Welcome TO Wayanad Social Service Society
An Undertaking of the Catholic Diocese of Mananthavady
Wayanad Social Service Society (WSSS) is a registered charitable society Registered under Charitable Societies Registration Act of 1860 and a secular voluntary organization established in the year 1974. It is the official social work organization of the Catholic Diocese of Mananthavady. WSSS aims at Socio-economic empowerment of the target group consisting of Tribals, Women, Youth, Children and Small & Marginal farmers through participatory development interventions
The Wayanad Social Service Society was registered as a non- governmental organization in the year 1974 under charitable society’s registration act of 1860 with the Bishop of Mananthavady diocese as trustee, the late Dr.V.K.G Nambiar as the President and other prominent citizens of different religious affiliations as members. This organization of a secular nature was set up with the objective of starting development activities in the district of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kannur in Kerala State and taluk of Gudallur in Tamil Nadu. The Society passed through its infant stages with the usual teething troubles till the end of 1977 (beginning of 1978) which was turning point in the history of the Society.
The Society has its Vision stated as “Self reliant and vibrant human communities living in a sustainable environment
The Society has its Vision stated as “Self reliant and vibrant human communities living in a sustainable environment cherishing human values of love, justice, solidarity and human dignity as well as their equity in the social capital ascertained.
Organising and empowering the target groups consisting of small and marginal farmers, women, tribes, youth and children
Organising and empowering the target groups consisting of small and marginal farmers, women, tribes, youth and children in the target area through participatory process of development
To ensure and support community based people’s organisations for development interventions.
·To ensure and support community based people’s organisations for development interventions. ·To build self-reliance among the people by mobilizing resources, capacity building, creating employment opportunities, increasing assets and ensuring economic security. · To assure social justice to the less fortunate members of the society who have been denied the same. ·To organise education and action research programmes.
The current president of Wayanad Social Service Society is Bishop Mar Jose Porunnedom of Mananthavady Diocese. Fr.Paul Mundolickal, Vicar General of Diocese of Mananthavady is functioning as Vice president of WSSS. Rev. Paul Koottala is the Secretary and Executive Director of the Society. Rev. Fr. Jinoj Palathadathil serves as Associate Director. There are about 40 experienced staff in WSSS.
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Wayanad Social Service Society (WSSS) is a registered charitable society and a secular voluntary organization established in the year 1974. It is the official social service organization of the Catholic Diocese of Mananthavady.