SAMARITAN SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY

The eparchy of Satna, which was bifurcated from the diocese of Jabalpur, came into existence in 1977. Social work activities had been initiated since its inception in the year 1968 as an Exarchate. Samaritan Social Service Society, the social arm of the eparchy was established and registered, under the Madhya Pradesh Societies Registration Act in the year 1993, as a separate wing to carry on the social development activities as a part of the commitment of the Church to serve the poorest, the deprived and the challenged. The Bishop of Satna, Mar Joseph Kodakallil, is the President and Fr Antony Maruthumoottil is the Secretary of the Society.

Samaritan Socival Service Society [SSSS] is registered under Societies Registration Act, having its office at Pateri, Mahadeva P O, Satna - 485002, M.P. It is also registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act [FCRA], under the Ministry of Home Affairs to receive foreign fund.

Further Reading

The Projects Undertaken by SSSS



Geographically, the operational areas of Samaritans are very vast and distant from one district to another. Presently, it covers eight districts of Madhya Pradesh state: Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Panna, Satna, Rewa, Sidhi, Singrauli and Katni. SSSS has successfully spread different programmes like women empowerment, educational programmes, watershed programmes, health programmes, etc. in these districts.

Netra Vasant Rural Eye Health Programme

pic

Visual impairment is a significant public health problem worldwide as it leads to increase in the number of people with disability. The major cause of blindness in India still continues to be Cataract followed by.....

further reading

Peoples' Response and Action Through Integrated....

pic

To Increase the livelihood options and sustainable agriculture through People Led Development Process Samaritans in collaboration with Miserior implemented a project named PRATIKSHA at 30 villages of of Sohaval, Rampur Beghelen.......

further reading

Social Activation for Mobilization and Action......

pic

The project is involved in specific inter- vention for addressing the issues of climate change through adapting climate change mitigation measures, sustainable food security of marginalized farmers through traditional and organic ......

further reading



Stichting Liliane Fonds                                        

pic

The project goal is that “Children and youngsters with disabilities in the North India will live a valued life in the society with equal rights and entitlements and have equal opportunities” and is expecting outcomes like.....

further reading

Satna Child Line

pic

CHILDLINE is a 24-hour free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection. CHILDLINE links children to long-term services. Any child / concerned adult can call 1098 free of cost and avail of the service at any......

further reading

Jaivic Jeevan

pic

In order to ensure sustainable food security of 80% of marginalized farmers through traditional and organic methods of agriculture the Society implemented Jaivic Jeevan project in collaboration with Manos Unidas....

further reading



DBCS Free Cataract Surgery

pic

The Society signed MoU with District Health Society of Satna for conducting free cataract surgery from the districts of Satna, Panna, Sidhi, Katni, Chattarpur and Rewa under National Programme for the Control of Blindness for the reimburse- ment of the surgeries....

further reading

Samaritan Netra Deepti

pic

Samaritan Netra Deepti Hospital is sister concern of Samaritan Social Service Society which offers Eye care services to the under privileged and vulnerable sections of the communities in Satna, Katni, Umaria, Panna, Chattarpur and Rewa districts .....

further reading

Samaritan Community College

pic

Community college is an alter- native system of education, which aims at the empower- ment of the disadvantaged and the underprivileged (urban poor, rural poor, tribal poor men and women). They are given appropriate skills develop- ment trainings leading....

further reading



Disability Inclusive Eye Health

pic

Samaritan has been providing vocational training for school dropouts children in Samaritan compound since 2003, besides vocational training programs at commu- nity level.....

further reading

The Good Samaritan


Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life"? He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there"? He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself". And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live".


But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbour"? Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 'Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend'. Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers"? He said, "The one who showed him mercy". Jesus said to him,


"Go and do likewise".


Lk 10: 25 - 37

I am a missionary, heart and soul,
God had an only son, and He was a missionary and a physician.
A poor, poor imitation of Him, I am, or wish to be so.
In this service, I hope to live; in it I wish to die.

David Livingstone

David Livingstone (19 Mar, 1813 - 1 May 1873) was a Scottish congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa; one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain.