Cochin Social Service Socitey
Founded in the year 1966 by Rt. Rev. Dr Alexander Edezhath, the 32nd Bishop of the Diocese of Cochin, the COCHIN SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY (CSSS) stands on the threshold of the final years of its Golden Jubilee. Being the official organization of the Diocese for Social Apostolate, the Society has in store varied experiences spanning over 45 years, working with the poor and the deprived for their livelihood development as well as meeting other challenges of existence including those arising from both natural and manmade calamities. All these years, the Society has been yearning for the bringing up of the target population from ‘less human conditions to more human conditions’, abiding with the papal exhortation, ‘Progresso Populorum’. While deliberately proceeding with this mission, CSSS has been bent upon establishing the poor people’s stake in the social capital. In this respect, the philosophy that the Society follows is, “Development with Justice to the Man and to the Nature”.
In geographical context, the Society has operational area extending 236 sq. km. along the Arabian Sea coast on the south west Kerala stretching out to the inlands across the backwaters of Lake Vembanad on the east, Vypeen on the north and Poonkavu on the south. In terms of civil administration, the reference area comes under the Revenue districts of Ernakulam and Alleppey. Down the line for the local administration the villages are placed under eight Grama Panchayaths (Local Self Government Institutions) namely, Chellanam, Kumbalanghi, Ezhupunna, South Cherthala, Mararikulam, Kadakarapilly, Pathirapilly, and Vayalar. In addition, out of the total 75 divisions of the Cochin Corporation - 1 to 28 also do find place in the operational milieu of CSSS.
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