Vijayapuram Social Service Society – Kerala (Tamil Nadu)

VSSS is the diocese of Vijayapuram’s official structure, whose mission is to develop the socioeconomic status of the inhabitants of the area, without distinction of caste, gender, nor religion. They have a particularly high expertise in formal education fieldDance at Balabheri camp

INTERVENTION FIELDS

– Housing and sanitation

– Rural Health and Preventive Medicine

– Non food items distribution (clothes, materials for study)

– Income generation

– Education

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Dance at the Balabheri camp

OUR MISSION-Integral and sustainable development of the children, especially from the poor and marginalized section of the community- A quality education for all children pursuing school studies giving supplementary coaching in difficult subjects- Increase awareness and build capacity of children through Leadership and Personality development, Life skills and values, extra curricular activities- Enhance awareness and capacity of parents in view of promoting education of the children- Establish linkage and cooperation with like-minded NGOs and organizations.
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OUR ACTIVITIESPartage-VSSS collaboration started in 1979 from an individual sponsorship status to the present Community Development program. Initially poor and marginalized children were sponsored for direct support of their education and health.A major shift in sponsorship programme was brought in from 2001 giving a community development orientation to the programme. The  Integrated Human Development Programme aimed at the integral development of human persons through peoples organizations as Balavedi, Yuvavedi, SHGs/ micro-credit cooperatives etc. The focus was development of human resources, quality of life, political, social, moral, economic and ecological awareness of the target group.“Balabheri Camps” are organized every year during mid-summer vacation to develop the talents of children and to introduce them and facilitate response to social and environmental issues. Environmental protection, influence of media, alcoholism and consumerism, my dream village, BalaPanchayat, biodiversity, herbal medicines and their application in health promotion and water were some of the topics dealt with in Balabheri.Talent Search is a programme organized every year to enhance the social and cultural talents of the children.We also promote children’s Parliament giving Leadership and Communication skills, Child Rights Training courses, and training in political process.

Bala Bank is an innovative programme to instill in the children thrift and saving mentality.

Further, we also conduct awareness training and motivation for parents to give better support and accompany with the children in their life.

A major result of the shift is that over 11,549 children through Balavedis and over 20,000 grown up through other programmes are benefitting from the Programme in the place of 1139 on the role of sponsorship programme.

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Creation : 1961
Number of direct beneficiaries : 11,549 children
Staff force : 118
Language(s) of work : English, Malayalam and Tamil
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Contact : Fr Dennis Joseph Kannamalil, Director
Email : vsssdirector @yahoo.co.in
Phone : +481 257 3291>
Adress: Viyapuyaram Social service Sociaty
Amalanilayam, Kheezukunnu, Kottayam 686 002/span>
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iconedoc2> Present interventions of VSSS (.ppt)
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 Last update: July 2014VSS9