• Donations are exempted u/s 80G (5)(vi) of the income tax act 1961 granted vide as per order C.No. 305/Tec/80G03/CIT-KTM/14-15.Dt. 17/11/14


Chethana has been working for the overall development of the poor and especially the marginalized people of the Kerala State. Chethana facilitates self-help organizations, organizing and empowering the poor, women, widows, handicapped, aged, children and also the unorganized and marginalized sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion. It is within 6Regions such as Chengannur, Kadampanad, Kattanam, Kollam, Mavelikara arid Puthoor consisting of 23Local Units having 470 Self Help Groups (SHGs), 15 CBR groups, 10 Senior Citizens groups and 54 Children groups.The coverage-geographical area includes 95 villages of the revenues districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta and.Alappuzha having a total population of about 3 million. The inhabitants comprise of heterogeneous population of Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. Majority of the population are engaged in agriculture allied activities and other occupations of traditional nature.

President’s Message

There is no greater gift to future generations than that we do  the work God has asked us to do: love one another. It takes  more than money to change the world. We need a movement.  I am very much delighted to see that Chethana is on this    movement to bring a “Change for a Better Future”. Chethana, the Mavelikara Diocesan Social Service Society has logical vision in setting up a society based on spiritual values of love and justice, practicing humane values, where all enjoy equality, fraternity, happiness, and peace with the nature. It integrates the individual and social magnitude of development. This dialectical vision is very relevant today, especially in the present globalized world. The service of the Chethana in the areas of Farming, Women Empowerment, Child Welfare, Geriatric Care and the integrated development of the poor, middle class and marginalized people in the Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala is well informes in this site. On behalf of the Diocese of Mavelikara I convey my prayers, blessings and best wishes to Rev. Fr. Lukose Kannimel and his team for the success in their future endeavors. May the Almighty God bless abundantly those who are involved with Chethana.



Excecutive Director’s Message

Social change refers to an alteration in the social order of a society. It may refer to the notion of social progress or socio-cultural evolution, the philosophical idea that society moves forward by dialectical or evolutionary means. Social change may be driven by cultural, religious, economic, scientific or technological forces. At this juncture we try to bring the “Change for a Better Future”. Chethana has launched many programmes in different areas of the society. We stand for the Integrated Development of the people from the hut to the palace. In this millennium the focus of the people has shifted to the economic empowerment alone. We reallocate their attention to the social, cultural, political, mental, gender fields of development as well. Chethana tries to bring a Sustainable development through the Participation, Empower-ment and Decentralization via SAFP-CIDA-NGO supported SPED III programme. We pay heed on Cheruthana, Chennithala, Haripad and Pallipad panchayaths and pave for the susatainability. The Family Development Programmes motivated the self confidences of the people and became a light in the midst of the darkness. It enlightened their ways and delighted them with new thoughts and visions.

Our Partners

Haritham Organic Development Society

HARITHAM ORGANIC DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY (HODS) is a project that held by chethana integrated development society started in 2007Keeping the local farmers from chethana’s operational areas in mind, chethana established a trust called HARITHAM ORGANIC DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY {HODS} on SEP 05,2018. His Grace DRJOSHUA MAR IGNATHIOS is the PRESIDENT and REV FR. FRANCIS PLAVARAKUNNIL is the SECRETARY.


Executive Director

We proudly announce that Rev. Fr. Francis Plavarakunnil join us our Chethana Team as the Executive Director. Welcome dear Father and wish you all the best.