"Love thy neighbour as thyself "

- Luke 10: 27

ABOUT US

'Santhwanam' is established as the Secretariat for the Social Apostolate of Catholic Archdiocese of Trichur, under Canon Law vide the Decree No. 435/02-02-2010 by HG. Mar Andrews Thazhath, Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur and registered under Act 2 of 1882 with Reg. No. 299/IV/2011, with the main objects of coordination, control, consolidate, execute and guide social service activities of different institutions and congregations under the control of Archdiocese

OUR VISION

Spread the divine message of love and peace among humanity for the social uplift and enrichment.

OUR MISSION

Promoting coordination and creative action of different social institutions and congregations in the Archdiocese to achieve sustainability and growth in society.

  • His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath Patron
  • Mar Rapheal Thattil Vice Patron
  • Msgr Thomas Kakkassery Chairman
  • Fr. Thomas Poopadi Director
  • Fr.Paul Maliyammavu Asst.Director
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OUR PROVENANCE

DIRECT SERVICES

Being a charitable trust Santhwanam coordinates all the social activities of the Archdiocese and intervenes in the social issues and addresses the social problems by different and vibrant projects. The source of income for implementing these projects is only the local contributions.

SERVICES THROUGH SUBSIDIARY INSTITUTIONS

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Santhwanam Trust

Santhwanam is a charitable trust (Reg.299/IV/2011) registered under Indian Trust Act with pan card, 12AA registration and 80G facilities. It acts as the prime centre of all kinds of charitable and development activities for the benefit of the general public without discrimination of religion cast, creed, colour and gender of the beneficiaries. It provides social help to the poor for Housing (Santhwanam Housing Scheme), Marriage (Santhwanam Mangalyanidhi), Education (Santhwanam educare)

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Social Centre Housing

This is a registered charitable Society established in 1985 under TC Act XII 1955 with register no. 424/85 with pan card, 12AA registration and FCRA registration. The main objective of the society is to plan and construct houses for the low income group and poor irrespective of caste and creed. This has already constructed and handed over more than eight thousand houses since its inception under different projects.

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Social Action

A charitable society registered under Act 12 of 1955 Reg. No. 691/97 with pan card, 12AA registration and FCRA registration. The main objects are to improve the living standards of the poor and marginal, irrespective of class and community. The society attains its objectives by implementing different empowering and developmental projects.

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Social Welfare Centre

A charitable society registered in 1971 with the Reg.No. 29/71 having Pan Card and 12AA registration. All the central and state Govt. projects are executed by this society. Also financial assistance from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India is arranged to Pope Paul Mercy Home institutions at Athani a rehabilitation centre for the differently abled is a prestigious venture of social welfare centre.

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Slum Service Centre

A charitable society established in 1981 with Reg. No. 339/81 with head quarters at Kuriachira having Pan Card, 12AA registration and 80G facilities. The main object is providing dwelling houses for the landless and homeless people who are temporally sheltered in road, canals, and railway porampoke lands. Housing colonies namely Kundukulam Gramam at Kottekad, Chemmannur Gramam at Aduputty, Kunnamkulam, are constructed and maintained by slum service centre.

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Social Welfare Ideal Forum Trichur (SWIFT)

A charitable society registered in 1971 with the Reg.No. 29/71 having Pan Card and 12AA registration. All the central and state Govt. projects are executed by this society. Also financial assistance from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India is arranged to Pope Paul Mercy Home institutions at Athani a rehabilitation centre for the differently abled is a prestigious venture of social welfare centre.

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Save a family plan

This is an independent project sponsored by Canadian International Agency (CIDA) implemented in India especially in Trichur since 1965 with main object of fighting against poverty and hunger. SAFP also gives importance for the integral development of villages and backward communities. Under this project more than 6000 poor and sidelined families have become beneficiaries till this time.

REGIONAL CENTERS

OUR ASSOCIATES

  • AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY, MANNUTHY
  • ANDHERI HILIFE GERMANY
  • BISHOP CONFERENCE OF ITALY
  • CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
  • CARITAS INDIA
  • CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
  • DFATD
  • ICICI LOMBARD
  • IGSS GERMANY
  • KERALA AGRICUTURAL BOARD
  • KERALA STATE HOUSING BOARD
  • KSBCDC, KERALA
  • MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
  • MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
  • MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
  • MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • MINISTRY OF TEXTILE, INDIA
  • NATIONAL HORTICULTURE BOARD
  • PETER CLAVER
  • SMCA KUWAIT
  • SOCIAL WELFARE BOARD

FUNCTIONAL AREA

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

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