Successful Projects

School Herbal Garden ( 50 schools)-SMPB

Chethana Integrated Development Society, the official social work organization of the Diocese of Mavelikara was constituted in 2007 and registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act XII of 1955.The coverage geographi­cal area includes 95 villages of the revenue districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta and, Alappuzha having a total population of about 3 million. […]

School Herbal Garden ( 100 schools)-SMPB

School Herbal Garden of the programme was inaugurated by Sri. Ramesh Chennithala (Hon’ble Home Minister of Kerala) presided by His Grace Joshua Mar Ignathios (President of Chethana & Bishop of Mavelikara Diocese) followed by the awareness session of Dr. Pushpangathan. The School Herbal Garden programme of each schools was inaugurated by the eminent leaders of […]

School Herbal Garden ( 10 special schools)-SMPB

Chethana started the School Herbal Garden project in 2014 and through the project Chethana has implemented School herbal garden in 85 schools in Alappuzha District. Including the recently completed 2018 25 schools allotted by NMPB in 2017-18. In continuation of these we conduct awareness programme for teachers and students. As part of these programmes, we […]


We are very grateful for the valuable support and partnership of MIVA towards the upliftment of women, children, youth, old age, small and marginal farmers in the rural areas of Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta district. The valuable assistance and partnership with the Diocese of Mavelikara made an outstanding result in empowering women, children, youth, old […]


Project Axshya builds a new dimension to TB control in India – community ‘ownership’ through civil society led public health programming. Through its innovative interventions focusing on Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization, Chethana is strengthening the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) in Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta District to achieve its objective of Universal Access to […]


The area selected for the MEDP has a great potential of mushroom cultivation. We have mobilized 8 SHGs in the surrounding areas. The evaluation meetings of the SHG groups at the initial stage suggested about the particular sector and we had analysed the trade with some experts. They had suggested the importance of the programme […]


Ashakiranam Cancer Care Campaign is a comprehensive project for prevention and care of cancer patients envisaged by Caritas India, the official national organization of Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), for social services and implemented through Diocesan Social service societies in India. This is a remarkable intervention, since Kerala is reported as the highest number […]


In association with KSACS, Chethana implements Suraksha Transgender project in the Pathanamthitta district for the females who trapped in the male’s body. At present we focus on 255 transgenders in the Pathanamthitta District


The inaugural ceremony started with a prayer. After that Rev. Fr. Binny Nedumpurath (Director, Chethana) delivered the welcome speech and Dr. Haridas V. R (Zonal Manager, Caritas India) addressed the gathering with an introduction on the second encyclical of Pope Francis – ‘Laudato Si’. His Grace Dr. Joshua Mar Ignathios (Bishop, Mavelikkara Diocese) inaugurated the […]


Chethana is implementing the Samridhy programme among our SHG members regarding the organic farming practices of vegetables.  As an advanced action Chethana implemented Promotion of Zero Budget Farming and Household Waste Management among Marginal Families of 3 Districts in Kerala. As the project aims, we conducted awareness classes in the beginning among the stakeholders as […]


Summer Programme Activities 1) Awareness Generation Programmes HIV/AIDS Awareness Awareness on Social Networking Addiction Mobile Abuse Family Farming Environment Friendliness Waste Management Techniques. 2) SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BUILDING Assessment of the issues in the local community. Identification of the Major Issues. Project Proposal preparation – with possible solutions to tackle the issues. Action Oriented progress Awareness […]

Home Herbal Garden

The project is carried out at Alappuzha District. Most of the peoples are farmers and agriculture laborers. Fifteen SHGs are functioning in this Panchayat under the control of Chethana. Applications are invited from the SHG members and fifty households having at least five cents of land are selected. Awareness class is conducted for applicants and […]

National Leprosy Eradication Programme

The National Leprosy Eradication Programme is a centrally sponsored Health Scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt, of India. In association with St. John’s Hospital, Pirappancode, Chethana strives to attain a Leprosy Free Status for the People in the Kollam District of Kerala. Among the leprosy patients in Alappuzha and Kollam districts, […]


2018 Kerala flood affected many people’s life intensively by affecting their livelihood and quality of life. Many of the flood victims are in a recovery stage and this disaster bring down their social as well as economic status. Chethana Integrated Development Society along with the financial support of Caritas India put forward this project ATHIJEEVAN- […]


Chethana Integrated Development Society, Diocese of Mavelikara, started the SPED III programme in 20 villages of Pallipad, Cheruthana, Chennithala and Harippad Panchayaths in Mannarashala, and Mavelikara Block at Alappuzha District on 2011. The selected villages are economically, socially, & culturally backward. The main reasons to start this programme in this area are: –  To create […]

IBC- Sustainable women empowerment

Economic empowerment of women is basic to their increase of bargaining power within the family and the community. Besides increasing the self-confidence of the women, economic sustainability of the woman contributes to the financial sustainability and security of the family and the progress of the nation. The monetary and material benefits of employment help the […]


Chethana implements Action to Build Capacity for Development project in Venmony and Sooranad Panchayaths with the support of Caritas India. ABCD project envisages to create an impact for improving economic status and political leverage of 625 marginalized families associated with Chethana.