Monday, June 21, 2010

"Help The Poor Help Themselves”

St. Xavier’s Social Service Society (SXSSS) is a charitable Jesuit organization in India that aims to “help the poor help themselves”. Founded in 1976 by Fr. Ramiro Erviti, S.J., a teacher at Loyola School, along with other staff members through its Social Service League (SSL) outreach program that went out with their students to slums of Ahmedabad in the 60’s. The program later took the formal shape of the SXSSS. It’s initiatives to meet the aim of empowering the poor include projects in education, self-help, facilitation and others, all of which can be found on the website.
St. Xavier’s Social Service Society

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