People’s Service Society, Palakkad (PSSP), is a registered Charitable Organization with Reg. No. 55/78. Since 1978, PSSP has been engaged in pursuing the integrated development of women, children, marginal farmers, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, minorities and unemployed youth through informal education, capacity building, and empowerment.
Pioneer in the Formation of People’s Organizations: Since 1980 PSSP has pioneered into forming and empowering People’s Organizations at the grass root level as the real agent of social change and development. Thus we have organized 1755 Self-Help Groups of women, each group consisting of 10 to 20 families. The SHG members meet once in every week. These SHGs are networked into 185 Mahilasamajams. These Mahilasamajams are registered Societies and remain affiliated to PSSP. They are in turn networked into Panchayath–Level, Block–Level, District-Level Federations. They have their monthly meetings in the first, second and third weeks respectively. Likewise we have 720 Farmers’ groups as well as youth clubs and Children’s Clubs’ Networks. PSSP imparts continued training to the leaders of these organizations and they in turn render their service to these organizations. Besides, our animators and coordinators facilitate and monitor their activities. They also participate in the monthly meetings at the various levels.