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 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.