Palai Social Welfare Society [PSWS]

Reg. No. K16/64
Shalom Pastoral Centre, Palai P.O, 686575
Ph: 04822-210463, 212034
Email: dssspalai@gmail.com
Web: www.psws.org

 

Palai Social Welfare Society (PSWS) the official organ of Social action of the diocese was established by Mar Sebastian Vayalil, Bishop of Palai in 1964. The society in its inception aimed in creation of a self reliant society, liberation of the poor and marginalized through the process of empowerment and to engage in social activities to improve the living condition and general welfare of the weaker section in the society. From 1970s PSWS is engaged in formation and strengthening of women’s CBOs called ‘Mahilasamajam’. The contributions of PSWS in the areas of promotion of agriculture, housing, natural resource management, education promotion, Dalit community development for last 52 years is noteworthy. Agrima fest – “Karshikamela organized by PSWS has become the agriculture celebration of farmers in Palai.

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES
• PSWS Central administration office @ Palai
• Regional Offices Palai, Muttuchira , Aruvithara
• Sion Bhavan [Nonresidential training centre] Muttuchira [accommodation for 100 persons]

CORE COMPETENCY
• Community based organizations
• Natural Resource Management
• Sustainable Agriculture Promotion
• Gender Mainstreaming

INITIATIVES OF PSWS
• Palai Karzhika Mela
• Agrima ditergent production centers, Muttuchira & Palai
• Coconut plant nursery in collaboration with coconut board Moozhoor, Kakkoor, Choondacherry

AWARDS
• Best Supporting Organization in execution of Jalanidhi project at Mutholy Panchayathu in 2012

OPERATIONAL AREA
Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam Districts [46 Gramapanchayaths & 08 Municipalities]
Partner families: 18200
Christians 13500
Hindus 2100
Muslims 750
SC/ST 1850

REGISTRATIONS
FCRA
12A
PAN

DSSS POLICIES
• NRM
• HR
• Gender
• Finance
• Health

CBO PROMOTED
SHGs 1200
Credit unions 50
JLGs 450
Farmer’s clubs 12
Staff strength: 28
[10 Professionals & 12 Technical personnel]
Volunteers: 500