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Vijayapuram Social Service Society (VSSS) is the physical manifestation of the Social Concern of the Diocese of Vijayapuram. The concern of the diocese in this respect is the promotion of the wholeness of the human person, the human community, and the cosmos.

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  • About Us


    Establishment of a society vibrant with the values of Justice, Peace, Love and Self reliance.


    Total development of the poor and the marginalized through empowerment towards a life of self reliance, human dignity, confidence and complete harmony with nature.


    1. To promote, conduct, facilitate and coordinate development and social welfare activities for the poor and the needy irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community.
    2. To promote and strengthen people’s organizations for community development
    3. To empower women and other weaker sections in order to ensure their creative participation in community development
    4. To conserve and regenerate natural resources towards sustainable development of the humanity
    5. To establish linkages and collaboration with Government and other actors of community development
    6. To promote collective learning and sharing of resources, dissemination of information and technology for sustainable development
    7. To initiate rehabilitation programmes for the physically handicapped, the mentally retarded, the aged and those affected by natural and man made calamities
    8. To organize and train children for integral development
    9. To promote alternative health care systems and eco-friendly life style
    10. To promote vocational skill training, formal and higher education
    11. To facilitate and support for infrastructure development
    12. To promote income generation activities among women and other weaker sections of the people
    13. To facilitate struggles for social justice.
  • At a glance
    1. Institutional Programmes and Self Employment Promotion 1971-1981
    2. Armed for Action, (Animation and Promotion) 1981-86
    3. Education, the main focal action 1986
    4. People the real owners of Development (People Centered Planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation etc) 1987-91
    5. Hand over the stick, (People planning, Implementing, Monitoring and Evaluating for their own development) 1992-95
    6. Women Focused Development 1989
    7. Self Help – a viable concept, 1996
  • History

    Vijayapuram Social Service Society (VSSS) is the official organ of the Diocese of Vijayapuram for socio-economic and educational development interventions. It was established and registered as S.No.36/61 under Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act of 1955 in the year 1961. The operational area of the Society consists of highlands, undulating midlands and the low lands in the State of Kerala. The organization is working for the integral development of the poor and the marginalized people in the operational area for the last 47 years. The organization offered itself in organizing the rural poor to work for sustainable development of the entire community. The programme was started with the wholehearted support received from MISEREOR Germany

    We are currently in the age of “Participation”. For the past few years VSSS has continuously sought and experimented with alternative solutions to the poverty that is endemic in our target population. This search has resulted in periodic emergence of new strategies that have greatly influenced our thinking and practice. The major strategies that predominated and received widespread support were “Community Development”, “Integrated Rural Development” But our search continued for more relevant strategies. The present strategy we follow is “Participation” as a major new force in development thinking. We always promote inclusion of human resources in development efforts. We have also promoted Participation as more linked to tackling the structural causes of people’s poverty rather than as yet another input into development project. People are poor because they are excluded and have little influence upon forces, which affect their livelihoods. Participation therefore, is viewed as a process whereby such people seek to have some influence and to gain access to the resources, which would help them sustain and improve their living standards. This process has helped us to give our attention to those who had never appeared on our files.

    As an organization VSSS is now firmly established among the people as a catalyst for change. Its knowledge base, economic resources and personnel resources are deployed in the process of people-centred development.

  • VSSS Units
    Sl. No. Name of Industry Unit Activity Particulars
    1 Fathima Matha Physiotherapy and Skin Care Unit, Nagampadom Provides health service and helps in the medical camps
    2 Holy Cross Dispensary, Mannakanadu Provides community health services
    3 Holy Cross School for Mentally Challenged, Mannackanadu Provides special education and counseling services to the needy
    4 Holy Cross Tailoring Centre, Mannackanadu Provides embroidery training and takes uo piece works and marketing
    5 Holy Cross Tailoring Centre, Vettimukal Provides training in tailoring, embroidery, and cut work
    6 Nirmala Social Institute, Kanjikuzhi, Kottayam Provides training in tailoring, embroidery and cut work
    7 Sevanalaya Rural Health Centre, Pambanar Provides medical service for poor
    8 Sevna Sadanam Andoor Scoobee bags are produces here and training in tailoring is given
    9 Snehalaya Dispensary, Cheenthalar Provides health services
    10 St. Joseph’s Automobile Workshop. Nagampadom Runs properly and renders training to youth
    11 St. Joseph’s I.T.C Nagampadom N.C.V.T Diseel Mechanic, Automobile servicing and NORA-ROOTS
    12 Thejus Animation Centre, Kuttikanam This unit is beng used effectively for several ongoing programmes of the VSSS and other local Institutions.
    13 V.S.S.S Marketing Centre, Nagampadom A mini market hub of rural products of SHG’s
    14 V.S.S.S Mini Industrial Unit, Idukki Cook-mare curry powder is produced here
    15 V.S.S.S Pre-primary Teachers Training School, Santhipuram, Nagampadom Imparts training to teachers. Five nuns and one lady teacher work in the centre


  • Organogram
  • Team of Governing Body
    His Excellency Rt.Rev.Dr.Sebastian Theklethecheril DCL
    Bishop of Vijayapuram Diocese
    Very Rev. Msgr. Justin Madathiparambil
    Vicar General of the Diocese of Vijayapuram
    Mr. Jose P Chacko Vice President
    Rev. Fr. Dennis Joseph Kannamalil MCL Executive Director
    Rev. Fr. Felix Devasia Puratheparambil Assistant Director
    Fr.ShintoThomas Veleeparambil Munnar Regional Director
    Sri. Shibu Antony Arayasseril Member
    Ms. Juliet Tomy Member
    Rev. Sr. Jenin CSST Member
  • Team of Executives


    Very Rev. Msgr. Justin Madathiparambil
    Vijayapuram Bishop’s House

    Executive Director

    Rev. Dr. Dennis Kannamaliyil
    P B No. 1101

    Assistant Director

    Rev. Fr. Felix Devasia Puratheparambil
    P B No. 1101

    Regional Director- Munnar

    Rev. Fr. Shinto Thomas Veleeparambil

    Associate Regional Director Munnar

    Rev. Fr. Vijosh Mulloor
  • Zonal Directors

    Kottayam (KA Zone)

    Rev. Fr. Mathew Subash Vyakazha
    St. Peter’s Church

    Pattithanam (KB Zone)

    Rev. Fr. Joshy Puthuparambil
    Mount Carmel Church

    Thiruvalla (TV Zone)

    Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio Kandathichirayil
    Queen Mary’s Church

    Mundakayam (MK Zone)

    Rev. Fr. Joseph Kuttikattil
    St. Thomas Church

    Pambanar (PB Zone)

    Rev. Fr.Mathew Madathil
    St’ Joseph’s Church
    Aranakkal Estate

    Munnar (MN Zone)

    Rev. Fr. Chacko Kannanthara
    Velankanni Matha Church

    Kanthaloor (KL Zone)

    Rev. Fr. Mathew Lazer (Britto) Villukulam
    Little Flower Church

    Moovattupuzha (MV Zone)

    Rev. Fr. Jiss Scaria Anickal
    St. Joseph’s Church
  • Staff


    Kottayam Regional Office (MIST)
    Rev. Fr. Dennis Joseph Kannamalil Executive Director
    Rev.Fr.Felix Devasia Puratheparambil Assistant Director
    Mr.Thomas William Administrative Officer
    Mr. K.P. John Project Officer
    Mr. Rajesh K.A. Accounts Officer
    Sr.Susan CDO WE SHARE Programmes
    Mr. Sebastian Mattathil CDO, Balavedi & Yuvavedi
    Mr. Michael De Cruz CDO, Education
    Ms. Moncy Babu PSO, WE SHARE
    Ms. Prameela George PSO, Health & Micro LIC
    Ms. Sonia CDO, CBO
    Ms.Stephy Maria Jose Documentation Officer
    Mr.Mathew Joseph M. Coordinator Childline
    Ms.Bindhu Varghese Counselor Childline
    Mr. Renjith Thomas Team Member, Childline
    Mr.Sajan Team Member Childline
    Mr.Renjith Team Member Childline
    Ms.Jancy Raju Team Member Childline
    Mr.Shinchu Team Member Childline
    Shibil Team Member Childline
    Ms.Bimimol Team Member,Childline
    Ms.Manju Gopinathan Volunteer Childline
    Mr.Jayesh P.A. Office Boy
    Ms. Babykutty Reji Office Supporter
    Munnar Regional Office (MIST)
    Rev.Fr.Shinto Thomas Veleeparambil Regional Director
    Rev. Fr. Vijosh Mulloor Associate Director
    Rev.Fr.Joseph Nelson Associate Director
    Mr.Jayaseelan P. Project Officer
    Ms.Cini Santhosh Accounts Officer
    Sr.Deepthi DIH CDO
    Sr.Mary Jasmin DIH CDO
    Mr. Francis D Cashier
    Mr.Gnanadas Office Assistant
  • Zonal Co-ordinators
    Kottayam Mrs. Jolly Babu
    Pattithanam Mrs. Lissy Jose
    Thiruvalla Mrs. Annamma Peter
    Mundakkayam Mrs. Mariyamma Mamachan
    Pambanar Mr. Sabumon VJ
    Munnar Mr. John S Edwin
  • Our Partners
    1. Partage- France
    2. We Share- USA
    3. Caritas India, New Delhi
    4. REHASWISS, Switzerland
    5. Italian Bishop’s Conferences
    6. Save A Family Plan, Canada
    7. Kerala Social Service Forum
    8. Indian Kindermissionwerk, Germany
    9. George Ludwing Rexroth, Germany
    10. Government of India
    11. Government of Kerala
    12. State Bank of Travancore
    13. Catholic Syrian Bank
    14. Life Insurance Corporation of India
    15. Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd.
    16. CAPART
    17. Individual Benefactors and Supporters


  • We Share

    We share programme

    This is a programme designed by the former Secretary Rev.Dr.Sebastian Thekkethecheril with support of some of his friends in USA. The programme is coordinated in USA by Mrs. Kathy Rennie.


    1. To extend welfare measures for the most needy
    2. To support families to attain self reliance economically and socially
    3. To support families for construction of a house and other infrastructure facilities
    4. To support for the education of the children
    5. To extend support for Income Generation Programme

    The programme envisions future of schooling for the children of marginalized families. Ever since the Launching of the programme in Vijayapuram the Agency supports for future higher education of the children, for which Bank Account is opened in the name of the children and the financial support they give is deposited in the account. The amount is withdrawn and utilized for their higher and professional education after 12th Standard. The agency supports a Centre of Excellence in cheenthalar, where quality education is ensured for the ordinary students.ACSI’s mission is to advance the strategic growth, influence and the effectiveness of schooling of the marginalized through the stewardship of resources. They believe that education a most effective tool for building the future community and the nation

  • Save a Family

    Save a family plan (SAFP)

    Save A Family Plan (SAFP), an NGO committed to sustainable development and founded in 1965 dedicated itself to the empowerment of the marginalized poor in India irrespective of their caste, creed, gender or political affiliations. The insight and charism of SAFP’s Founder – Msgr. Augustine Kandathil is the corner stone of their interventions among the marginalized. SAFP stands for sustainable family and community development by addressing the basic individual and community needs of the poor such as food, shelter, employment, sanitation etc and ensuring social security, economic sustainability, environmental conservation and gender equity. Over the years it has helped more than 200,000 families in India through various programs and has been actively involving itself in promoting community initiatives and community organizations. The present focus and priority of SAFP is strengthening the systems and structures that could ensure effective participation, empowerment and decentralization.

  • CBR

    Our intervention in this area envisages economic rehabilitation of the handicapped by providing fund support and technical assistance for launching micro enterprises of income generation. REHASWISS Switzerland extends financial support for the programme.


    1. To provide financial support to deserving handicapped to launch micro enterprises to enhance economic status
    2. To promote skill training
    3. To promote micro credit units of the handicapped
    4. To give awareness about their rights and provide conducive environment to take up Income Generation Initiatives.
  • Health

    Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In the V S S S ( vijayapuram social service society )Health sector work to promote effective health education program in balavedi and community that offer children, families and youth. Through this health sector advocating for state wide health programs for children, youth and families in this the members serve on various part that address mental health, physical health and social health. Our health sector support to bring together concerned people, agencies, and organization to address the need of the people and assist them in establishing healthy behavior develop promote and implement healthy lifestyles programs

    Major Activities

    a) Medical camps

    Societies intervention are lead us to conduct medical camp in our operational areas because of the out break of communicable disease or seasonal disease environmental disease lifestyle disease.

    Global Objective

    Take action against outbreak of communicable disease and to provide healthy people to the community

    Specific Objective

    To provide medical service and consultation to the people at their door step

    To provide quality medicine vitamins etc

    To increase awareness of basic hygiene and preventive health care

    To improve relationships between the community and public sector

    To increase awareness of basics rights

    b) Health Seminars

    To provide health awareness and to taught them how to prevent communicable disease . The seminar helps to identify the prominent physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional factors that affect the total health and provide the necessary tools and resources to help and achieve optimal health. This seminar is intend primarily for educational purpose its goal is to participants understand how to achieve health and wholeness in body, soul and sprit

    Global Objective

    Healthy children leads the community healthy

    Specific Objective

    To provide health awareness and to taught them how to prevent communicable disease

    To taught them about the importance oral hygiene

    To increase the awareness of basic hygiene and preventive health care

    c) Local Initiative Camps

    Local Initiative Camps are conducted to make awareness among the general public about the various communicable and other diseases and to make them to take needed precautions and practice healthy habits

    Global objective

    Healthy people are the back bone of the community, awareness is the best weapon against blood pressure and diabetic

    Specific objective

    Aware the people about how to maintain good health? what are the risk of hyper tension and diabetics ? How to control it ? Give the hypertensive & diabetics patients to a diet chart

    To diagnose the people blood pressure and diabetic

    To provide treatment and quality medicine

    To aware them what are the importance of regular check up

    To teach them about the importance of daily exercise

    d) My health

    Two volunteers are selected from each parish as ‘health volunteers. Proper training are given for them in the presence of a doctor and health supporter. These volunteers provide Needed medical services in rural and remote areas

    Global objective

    Provide health care facility in their door step

    Specific objective

    Provide medical services in local areas.

  • Emergency Relief Operation

    We always strive to extend support and service on times of emergencies as Natural Calamities, Flood, Land Slide, Accidents etc. The areas of our focus at such situations are water supply, sanitation, food security and nutrition, shelter, settlement, clothing, especially warm clothes, health action etc.

    We uphold certain standards and philosophy that help to improve the quality of our interventions for disaster response. Those affected by disaster have a right to life with dignity and hence a right to assistance. All possible steps are taken to alleviate human suffering arising out of disaster. The inclusion of the affected population in the consultative process lies at the heart of our philosophy.

  • NRM

    Natural Resource Management is a vital area, where rural and even some urban communities still depend directly on surrounding natural resources and access to forests, to sources of water, to pastures and fields is crucial both for lives and livelihoods in the community. Our focus areas in NRM issues cover a multi-sectoral linkages. Among major ongoing projects, a large, multi-disciplinary project of watershed development programmes aiming to understand the long-term social and environmental impacts

    Natural Resource Management envisages to promote broad-based rural economic growth, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and energy, as well as the conservation of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity.

    Land, water and biomass are the resource trinity, which comes under the purview of NRM. In the present development scenario the NRM concept has become more relevant and key area of intervention. The unexasperated human engineering are adversely affecting our environment accelerating species loss. Therefore, we engage in restoration of natural resources. Care for the environment is ultimately a call to respect all of creation and to assure that human activity, while transforming the earth, does not destroy the dynamic balance which exists among all living things that depend on turn on land, air and water for their every existence.


    1. To promote appropriate rural technology for effective utilization for reducing the cost of living
    2. To facilitate environment sensitivity and consciousness among the partner families
    3. To develop community participation in preserving the Eco system and sustainable use of natural resources
    4. To establish network linkages with PRI’s, Govt. departments and other social sectors for collective movements for Eco restoration
    5. To promote sustainable agriculture
    6. To develop and protect water sources
    7. To promote bio gas plants with degradable wastes
    8. To promote watershed programmes.
    9. To promote the development and use of alternative energy
    10. To preserve nature and life
    11. To conduct research and documentation

    Focus Areas

    1. Baseline study of water resources and needs
    2. Ferro Cement Technology development
    3. Sustainable Agriculture
    4. Rainwater harvesting Roof Water Harvestation Units
    5. Promotion of Farmers’ Clubs
    6. Promotion of Organic Farming
    7. Karshaka sangam

    Main activities

    1. Watershed Development
    2. Rain Water Harvesting
    3. Trenches
    4. Stone & Soil Bunding
    5. Vegetative barrier
    6. Fodder cultivation
    7. Vermi Compost
    8. Environmental Education
    9. Social Forestry
    10. Eco-friendly Income Generation Programmes
  • Livelihood Promotion

    VSSS has an organized way of implementing livelihood promotion programmes among the marginalized communities who are poorly educated and with less life coping skills. SHGs are the basic units through which such programmes are promoted. VSSS is selective in financing IGPs and the financing is in the form of loans and subsidies. IGPs essentially must be feasible and viable. The livelihood sector also includes agriculture and animal husbandry. The present programmes in the agricultural sector are nutrition gardening, promotion of paddy cultivation and promotion of tuber cultivation aiming at food security of the community rather than income generation. Entrepreneurship Development Trainings is considered important, because the attitude as well as the aptitude of the entrepreneur need to be assessed and if necessary developed. VSSS took effective linkage with PMRY schemes of the government in the livelihood promotion. Micro Life Insurance is also promoted as means of livelihood promotion.

  • Education

    The future of our people very much depends on what is being taught in universities, schools and in the classrooms. It is from there that the young minds are moulded to look into the self, to discern the purpose and the meanings of her/his creation and to contribute whatever way possible to the communities. Education is not one among the other things. It is the prime area to concentrate for a liberated life of human kind. Therefore, we invest a lion portion of our time, energy, expertise and money in the field of education, through Tuition Centres, Study Centres and Resource Centres. This is one of the major shifts in our operationalization of the Sponsorship Programme supported by PARTAGE.


    1. To promote qualitative change in the future generation
    2. To enable the children to become good citizens
    3. To inculcate patriotism and civil duties among children
    4. To create environmental sensitivity among children
    5. To create gender sensitivity among children
    6. To promote education and enhance the educational status of children
    7. To instill in the children social commitment
    8. To create social awareness among children and to equip and enable them to express their social commitment and concern
    9. To inculcate value oriented life style which is friendly with nature
    10. To unearth and develop the innate talents of children and give exposure to their talents and skills and to provide opportunities for improving them.
    11. To provide aptitude and opportunities for children for cooperation, mutual help and collective actions beyond the narrow fetters of caste, creed and political identity and thus develop their organizational capacities
    12. To give the children exposure in the democratic functioning of the country
    13. To enhance knowledge and understanding of the children about health care and environment
    14. To develop the personality of the children through providing opportunities for learning and practicing human values and value based education.

    Main thrust Activities aimed at “EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE”

    1. Tuition Classes
    2. Study Centres
    3. Resource Centres

    We concentrate on:

    1. Basic learning
    2. Special coaching in curricular subjects
    3. Art education
    4. Literary training
    5. Health and Physical education
    6. Competitive examinations coaching
    7. Caring for the last and the least
    8. Integral formation programme
    9. Personality development programme
    10. Conscientization on Quality Improvement Programme
    11. Animation Programme for the Teachers
    12. More career oriented initiatives
  • Gender

    Gender development programme

    We distinguish the differences between women and men as biological and socially constructed. Gender refers to those differences between women and men that are socially constructed in contrast to biological differences between them. Gendered socialization attributes different roles and responsibilities to women/men and boys/girls. Gender differences have been built up and reinforced by socio-cultural and economic institutions over time perpetuating discriminatory belief systems and attitudes, imbalanced positioning and inequalities among women and men.

    Women and men play different roles and have different needs. A gender perspective helps to integrate and consider women’s and men’s diverse roles, responsibilities and opportunities in developmental and political processes. Gender equality implies that women and men have same opportunities to realize their potential and human rights and enjoy equal status. Gender mainstreaming is to initiate and institutionalize processes that will bring about gender equality.

    VSSS has prioritized Gender as a cross cutting theme for all interventions. The Society has developed a Gender Policy to be adhered to in future in all its initiatives. Gender mainstreaming is a thrust area to be considered in the organizational culture and programmes. It has to develop as a focus area in capacity building, empowerment. A process has to be initiated for introducing gender audit in all programmes.


    1. To generate Gender Sensitivity among the constituent population of the organization
    2. To evolve a gender perspective plan at the organizational level
    3. To incorporate gender sensitivity among all the stakeholders
    4. To inculcate human values and thereby create a just society
  • Childline

    Childline is a project in which VSSS operates in collaboration with Central Government. Childline Indian Foundation (CIF) is the central nodal agency for the replication of the CHILDLINE services. It was established on 28th May 1999 and registered under the Society Registration Act of 1960 and the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1890.

  • IDEA

    Integrated Development programme through Empowerment and Action

    The Programme Integrated Development through Empowerment and Action is introduced with a view of initiating the integrated development approach by strengthening the structures and systems within the Diocesan Social Service Society. It envisages bringing together DSS/Congregations/and like-minded organizations on a common platform. It focuses on Integrated Approach to Development instead of piecemeal Approach – Perspective, Programme, Achievements. VSSS supports and facilitates this perspective and assists in realizing the Objectives related to this Perspective. A Structure, (CDC). Plans, Monitors and Directs the achievement of the goals

    Objective of IDEA:

    Work on an accepted Diocesan Development Perspective avoiding duplications aiming at integrated development.

    Strategies for the Objective

    1. Integrate the identified Thrust Areas into the Programme.

    2. Integrating all the Programmes implemented by DSSS.

    3. Organization Development of DSSS for the Integrated Approach.

    4. Facilitating the formation and functioning of Core Development Cell for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Programme.

    Thrust Areas identified for IDEA




    4 Natural Resource Management

    5.Livelihood Promotion

    6.Development of Dalits, Tribals and Fisherfolk


    1. Concept Dessimnation.

    2. Organizational Development Review Process.

    3. Identification of Issues and Gaps – Data Collection and Process Analysis

    4. Diocesan Perspective Plans Formulation

    5. Orientation for DSSS, Diocesan Organizations and Ministries.

    6. Set up Separate Department at DSSS for IDEA.

    7. The Co-ordinators of IDEA Programme trained on LFA/RBM.

    8. Regular Review meeting

    9. Documentation – Data Collection, Case studies, Audio Visual documentation, Best Practices.

    10. Build up the capacity of the DSSS to take up this Role of bringing about Integration at the Diocesan

    11. Ensure Sustainability by:

    Formation of Thrust Area Committees.

    Establish linkages with PRI for Government Schemes.

    Placing trained leaders in PRI.

    Setting up local organizations to create and manage local revolving funds.

    Establishing second and third level leadership Regular capacity building.


  • Core Competencies

    1. Participatory tool

    2. Organization analysis

    3. Perspective plan formulation

    4. Rain water haverstation

    5. Waste management


  • SHG

    Self Help Groups are groups of people bound by mutual trust, respect and affection who support one another and amongst whom exploitative relationships do not exist. It is a small, generally homogenous, group whose members use savings, credit and social involvement as instruments of empowerment.

    The crux of participatory mode of development is community empowerment. This is achieved best through building up of People’s Organizations by which the bargaining capacity of the people would be enhanced. Self Help Groups and its federations were largely formed in the operational area with this objective in view. This programme is given special thrust for the institution building process at grass root level. During this period the SHGs were linked with State Bank of India and State Bank of Travancore which accelerated the accessibility on finance. The savings of the people are distributed to the needy in the SHGs for income generation programmes, infrastructure development, education, marriage and treatment with easy terms and conditions. The Micro Credit support of VSSS is utilised for their provident purposes.

    The Mission of SHG

    1. To ensure sustainable development of people through community organizations
    2. To capacitate the people’s structures to address their needs, issues and problems through decentralized planning, local linkage and collaboration and collective action.
    3. To empower the people’s organizations so that they may manage and influence over the resources, power and life situations in the local area for self-reliance
    4. To promote and conduct projects and programmes for Socio economic development and welfare of the community
    5. To enable the members to take up an assertive role in all political process and the village governance
    6. To promote the capacity building of the leaders for managing SHGs
    7. To help the Federating structures to mobilize and channelize financial resources for development initiatives
    8. To ensure optimum utilization of local finance for income generation and entrepreneurial activities
    9. To promote skill up gradation with appropriate technology transfer
    10. To promote thrift and credit activities
    11. To foster a process of ongoing change in favor of the rural poor in a way in which this process
    12. can be sustained by them through building and managing appropriate and innovative local institutions rooted in values of justice, equity and mutual support.
    13. To promote strategies and skills through which the livelihoods of poor families and the rights of women and children are secured.
    14. To influence public policies in favor of the poor.
    15. To strengthen networks and linkages between and among formal and informal institutions that can foster and sustain the impact of development initiatives.

    The main features of SHG’s Promoted by VSSS

    1. S. H. G’s are smaller groups with 15 to 20 members
    2. Weekly meetings
    3. An agenda for every meeting
    4. Regular group discussions
    5. Collective decision making
    6. Strong leadership
    7. Democratic functioning
    8. Promotion of thrift and credit
    9. Facility for loans with nominal interest
    10. Federation and net working
    11. Own Financial Institution – Swasraya Nidhi

    Major activities

    1. Promotion of education and critical awareness among the members
    2. Training and Skill Development for Income Generation
    3. Formation of local leadership and its strengthening
    4. Promotion of thrift and credit
    5. Enhancement of gender consciousness
    6. Federation and net working Activities
    7. Support to Individual and group Income Generation
    8. Social action programmes
    9. Promotion of local resources
    10. Promotion of eco friendly resources
  • Vijay Balavedi

    Vijayapuram Social Service Society works for the creation of a new community vibrant with the values of love, justice, peace, fraternity, cooperation and mutual concern. Right from the beginning the Society has been concentrating with high priority on the development of Children. We hold the dictum “Today’s child is tomorrow’s citizen”. Therefore, it is our paramount responsibility to inculcate values in the children and grow them with sublime vision. Children have to grow mature

    We envision Vijay Balavedi as an ongoing systemic process to develop the Children physically, mentally, intellectually, spiritually, culturally and socially. The specific interventions proposed for the Balavedi are physical and cultural talent development trainings, general knowledge development classes, celebrations, family gatherings, study and entertainment tours, holiday study camps and workshops, Social works, Awareness training programmes, Parents’ gatherings and promotion of thrift.

    The primary responsibility to bring out, train and develop the innate latent but dynamic talents of children vests with the parents. Therefore, the parents also have to involve themselves in the promotion and efficient conduct of the Balavedi. We are convinced that all the children and their parents who actively participate in the Balavedi activities will, in the future, become the proponents of a value-based society. This is an opportunity opened up for the children to be agents in the creation of the new society/community that Vijayapuram Social Service Society dream of.

    This is one of the major shifts in our operationalization of the Sponsorship Programme supported by PARTAGE.


    1. To enable the children to become good citizens
    2. To inculcate the rights and responsibilities of children
    3. To unearth and develop the innate talents of children
    4. To promote education and enhance the educational standard of children
    5. To instill in the children social commitment

    Major Activities

    1. Personality development programme
    2. Memory techniques and reading skills
    3. Writing skills
    4. Creative writing
    5. Mind skill exercises
    6. Quiz writing
    7. Programme compeering
    8. Speaking skills
    9. Dramatics
    10. Drawing and painting
    11. Handicrafts
    12. Nature study and nature promotion
    13. Peace and non-violence
  • Vijay Yuvavedi


    “To train the youth to be leaders of tomorrow with apt skills, deep rooted sense of social responsibility, strong ethical values and with a global outlook to face the challenges of the changing world”

    Our Motto

    “Born to lead and equipped to serve”


    1. Integrated Development of Personality The Society believes in the overall development of every youth. Geared towards this is the proposed as personality development programmes.
    2. Leadership Training Moulding Tomorrows Leaders Today…. Active debates, training democratic system of functioning, organization of various programmes and arts events, Media Education. The .. are ideal training background for moulding true leaders of tomorrow. Opportunities will be open to learn the habit of taking up responsibilities and executing tasks diligently. Classes are transformed to learning centres. The sessions are interactive with the use of audio visual aids.
    3. Imbibing Professionalism Technical activities will be organized with the support of professional bodies
    4. Education for Man-making Developing the right attitude…. We will be preparing the youth to meet all challenges in life with self-discipline, hard work, all round personality development and a creative approach to problem solving.
    5. Soft Skill Development We will be imparting qualitative education and life skills to succeed in the global market. There will be an active speakers’ forum. Seminars and discussions are held in view of inculcating debating skills. Improving employability is one of our major focal point in all activities. The skill development programmes include Personality Development, English Vocabulary,
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  • Vijayapuram Social Service Society
  • Amalanilayam, PB. No. 1101
  • Collectorate P.O,
  • Keezhukunnu
  • Phone: 04812573291
  • Kottayam- 686 002,
  • Kerala, India
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  • Regional Office
  • Vijayapuram Social Service Society
  • Mount Carmel Church Campus
  • Munnar-685 612
  • Phone :0486-2532171
  • Regional Animation Centres
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  • Br.Rockey Memorial Animation Centre
  • Kuttikkanam-685 531
  • Phone : 0486-2332845
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  • May God bless all the Team members of VSSS
    Posted By:Sibi Varghese
    This is an era of screens which are used as social media for effective and quick inflow and outflow of Data. Data generation and Data application lead to efficiency and effectiveness of and intervention. I am happy that Vijayapuram Social Service Society is making use of these media for its communication and for research and innovation. The Website, the Blog and the Facebook page launched by Vijayapuram Social Service Society gives a new face to the Society and its social intervention. I wish and pray that social media be beneficial both for the Society and for its awarding and benefitting partners
    Posted By:+Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril
    Best wishes for VSSS team
    Posted By:Bro. Rancy
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