“SSH gave us a new life,” says a beaming Indu as she talks to us alongside Gopi, her goat as she smiles to the camera
Educating children such as Indu; empowering women and community to fight for their rights; eliminating discrimination and helping the poor to spin a way out of poverty are the dreams of SSH. Thirty one years back, as a student, Britto Selvaraj was disturbed witnessing discrimination and caste divisions in his region. With the caste system rampant all over Tamil Nadu, especially in Sivagangai – his native place, he vowed to make a difference. Soon after his post-graduation in MSW, he preferred to work with rural people in Dindigul district. Britto Selvaraj, along with six social activists, started their initial programme of running seven Balwadies in 1990. Thus, was born Society for Serving Humanity(SSH)., along with six social activists. Along the years, SSH has focused on issues such as education, health, animal husbandry, food security, environment, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, and community-based rehabilitation.
We aim to ensure new social order through integration of women, children, small farmers and farm labourers, implementation of eco-friendly approach, strong coordination and cooperation of communities and service providers.
We work to create hunger and disease free society for the disadvantaged women and children to enable them to lead a life with justice and equality.
Registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1975 with the Registrar of Dindigul on 13.06.1988.
SSH runs its programmes based on the needs of the community (participatory approach) and is privileged to have worked with six embassies like USAID, BMZ, SIDA, DFID, Irish & Japan.
SSH is registered under 12A of the Indian Income Tax Act. All donations made are eligible for exemption under the section of 80G of the Income Tax Act and under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976.
A dedicated and committed team of 42 members add value to what we do.
SSH is privileged to have steady national and international partners who support our programmes.. Having established a rapport with government departments, we can guide the poor to obtain their entitlements. Networking and sharing of experiences help us to run our programmes efficiently.