Palai Social Welfare Society
Community Based Organizations

Community Based Organisations (CBOs) are the backbone of the organization through which all the activities are chanalized to the members of the society. To sustain the Community Development programme through the federation of Self Help Groups, to promote savings and credit programmes and to facilitate the participation of women and marginalized in the process of development, we formulated and strengthened different people structures.

Women Empowerment Programme through CBOs

With the objective of empowering the poor, vulnerable and marginalized women in the operational area we conducted different programmes like, formation and strengthening of CBOs, training programme for resource persons, training programme for leaders, EDP training, interfaces with PRIs and Banks, follow up training for leaders and awareness programmes at village level. 


• To strengthen the existing SHGs for integrated development.

• To enable the partners for sustainable development through economic progression

• To create a gender sensitive community through awareness programmes, seminars and exhibitions.

• To federate the existing SHGs at different levels and network with other agencies.

Sustainable Development Programe for Dalits

To organize the members of Dalit communities for the sustainable and integrated development, Dalit CBOs were formulated. The major activities of the programme were grass root level awareness classes, leadership development programmes, formation and strengthening of dalit SHGs, gender awareness programmes, education promotion programmes and de-addiction programmes


• To develop women leaders from the dalit community

• To federate the groups at Swasraya Sangham, Zonal, Regional and Diocesan level

‘Star’ Groups

Star (Smart, Talented, Active and Responsible) groups are the Adolescent groups which are formed for the development of the adolescent children. Likewise 43 star groups are started in our operational area. These groups are working in a full fledge manner and the groups consists of fifteen to twenty members. There are separate groups for boys and girls. They are conducting group meetings in every second Saturdays in the nearest public place (Aganavady) or at one member’s house. The main activities of the star groups are conducting classes on recent and relevant issues for themselves, celebrating different socially concerned days, conducting competitions and life education camps. 

Integrated Development of women folk

The aim of the project is to improve the productive, community management and political role of the women and leads to the integral development of the women folk in the operational area.


• To improve the economic status of the women partners in the operational area and ensure access and control over money and other resources

• To provide a positive socio cultural condition in the operational area for women development

• To make strategies to improve women participation in Politics and governance in the operational area

Latest News
26,27,28,29,DECEMBER 2013 -------St Thomas High school ground,Pala.
Inauguration of Golden Jubilee Celebration 31-10-2013----10.00 am Lalam Auditorium,Pala
The Palai Social Welfare Society (PSWS) is a secular voluntary organization, established in the year 1964 by H E Mar Sebastian Vayalil, first Bishop of Palai and registered under Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Society’s Registration Act of 1955. Being constituted as a charitable organization it promotes economic and social values by educating and helping the community. With the help of Governmental and Non Governmental Agencies it undertakes various sustainable development programmes for the vulnerable, economically weaker and marginalized groups. It is an official social work organ of the Diocese of Palai. As per the byelaw Bishop of Palai is the Patron of the society. The activities of PSWS are spread in the districts of Kottayam, Eranakulam and Edukki, more than 22800 families are directly linked with the organization through its network of community based organizations. ************************************************* Programme Schedule Presidential Address : H E Mar Joseph Kallarangatt (Bishop of Palai) Inauguration of GOLDEN JUBILEE Celebrations & launching of Jubilee Social Development programmes by Lighting of the Lamp by Shri. OOMMEN CHANDY ( Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala) Inauguration of 49th Annual Day Celebrations by: Shri. K M Mani (Hon’ble Finance Minister, Kerala) GOLDEN JUBILEE Logo Releasing by: Shri. Jose K Mani M P
Free Epidemic Control Programme
conduct free homeo medical checkup and distribution of preventive medicines on 9th and 23rd Aug 2013 at Pala (Opsit St Thomas Press)JEEVANA HOMEO CLINIC 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Announced 17th Batch Interest Free Loan for Male Self Help Groups
Please conduct Central Office 04822-210463
Implementing Jalanthi Project at BHARANAGANAM Panchayath with the support of World Bank
Family Development project Annual Day Programme conducted at Lalam Auditorium on 18/01/2013 With the support of Save A Family Plan.
Farm Information Center
PSWS Started Farm Information Center at SION BHAVAN, Muttuchira with the support of CARITAS INDIA
Organised Family Development Training program at Muttuchira, Pala, Aruvithura region for project beneficiaries with the support of SAVE A FAMILY PLAN
Started new regional office at Muttuchira (SION BHAVAN) and Aruvithura
Implementing Jalanthi Project at Mutholy Panchayath with the support of World Bank
Implementing Joint Liability Groups at Pala, Muttuchira, Aruvithura region with the support of NABARD
Organised different skill development training program ( Churidar cutting, Jewelery makeing, Flower arrangements etc..) at Pala, Muttuchira, Aruvithura Region
Started Bhakshyamithram Loan Project for SHG with the support of South Indian Bank
BEDMA loan distribution- P.S.W.S distributed Rs. 2700000 with the support of K.S.B.C.D.C.
Distributed 16th Batch INTEREST FREE LOAN in 2012 Nov 23rd (Aruvithura and Muttuchira Region)


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