MSFS House, Savanur

This is one of the most flourishing centres in the North Karnataka Mission. This centre was started in the year 2000 with the appointment of Fr. Benny Marangolil as the founding member of this mission. The unit was named as PSI Seva Niketan and Fr. Benny Marangolil as the first Director. This relatively unknown place soon became the focal point of attention for the diocese and gave it a direction regarding innovative ways of evangelization. The centre now has a parish, school and play home besides various developmental projects.

Mission/ Ministry
• SFS Parish
• SFS School (Over 800 students)
• PSI Seva Niketan, Savanur:

• Women empowerment programs
• Promotion of Self Help Groups (270 SHG’s with 5000 women members)
• Income Generation Activities (69 farmer’s group with 2000 members)
• Awareness programs on technical, social and health concerns
• Skill and entrepreneurship development program
• Watershed development project
• Self-Governance and Panchayat Raj
• Political lobbying and better bargaining
• Involvement with the Taluk –district-state and World Bank officers, policy matters etc.
• Rural education through Baalwadis

Vision for the Future
The centre intends to become a resource mobilization agency for developmental initiatives in the North Karnataka Region. A regional training centre for Social workers and other skilled category will be a good idea.

• Improve IGP activities and obtain maximum governmental programs for the benefit of the people
• Training centre for social activities
• Enhance the number of projects for the benefit of the rural poor