TSSS is the nodal organization of Trivandrum Archdiocese to implement social action programmes for the empowerment and development of people in Trivandrum and Kannyakumari Districts irrespective of caste, creed or religion. The society is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profitable charitable organization dedicated to the integral development of people in the operational area.
Creation of a Just Society based on Love, Peace, Truth and Justice.
Empowerment of Marginalized Communities towards Sustainable and Participatory Development Process.
COMPOSITION OF THE ORGANIZATION
Village Level: We have 106 TSSS village unites in the Archdiocese of Trivandrum, headed by the Parish Priest as the president and two elected members each from all the Basic Christian Communities (BCCs) / Basic Human Communities (BHCs). This group forms village level General Body, from which a 13 member executive committee is formed at the village level.
Regional Level: The operational area of TSSS is divided in to eight regions: Thoothoor, Pulluvila, Kovalam, Valiathura, Puthukurichy, Anjengo, Palayam and Pettah. The village executives of each region form Regional General Body, from which 13-member regional executive body is elected.
Central Level: The area of operation of TSSS comprises of 686 sq.kms, mostly covering the coastal belt of Trivandrum district of Kerala and Vilavankodu Taluk of Tamilnadu. Executives of the eight regional bodies form Central Level General Body and out of which 15 member governing body is formed including ex-officio members.
The General body is constituted in a very democratic way. There are 109 members in the General body and the representation is as detailed below:
|Secretary||Director, Social Action Ministry||1|
The Governing Body is constituted of 15 members:They are:
|1. Archbishop - Trustee:||1|
|2. Vicar General - President:||1|
|3. Director Social Action Ministry - Secretary cum Treasurer||1|
|4. One among Regional Presidents – Vice President||1|
|5. One among Regional Vice president – Vice President||1|
|6. One among Regional Secretaries - Joint Secretary||1|
|7. One among Regional Treasurers – Member||1|
|8. Representatives from Regional general body – Members||5|
|9. One among the regional community organizers – Member||1|
|10. One of the Staff Representatives of General Body – Member||1|
|11. One member from the Social Action Board – Member||1|
Social Action Board
Social Action Board is an advisory body, a team of experts from various fields, solely appointed by the trustee to guide the social activities of TSSS
1. Msgr. Eugene H. Pereira
2. Mrs. Lida Jacob, IAS
3. Mrs. Philomona Cidric
4. Mr. Antony K.D.
5. Mr. Alexander A
6. Mr. T.S. Thomas
7. Mr. Elias John
8. Mr. Felix P.
9. Dr. Joy James
10. Fr. Sabbas Ignatius
11. Fr. Antony Silvester
12. Fr. Andrew Kosmos
13. Fr. Mathias .O
14. Fr. Lenin Raj
15. Mr. Simon G