History

Zion is a non-governmental organization constituted in the year 1933 as a part of Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, an Indigenous Catholic Sannyasa group. The principal office of the society is located at Kozhikode in Kerala Sate, India. It has 5 subsidiaries in the form of societies or trusts with a total number of 25 braches spreading across India and abroad. All these units are encouraged to take up developmental activities and they function as sub projects of Zion. It includes formation and promotion of community organisations, upliftment of farming group, womens empowerment, establishing, administering and co coordinating various social welfare and training centres, orphanages and boardings, evening village tuition centres, old age homes and home for differently abled, village based educational institutions, and dispensaries, diary development projects, nutrition programs etc.,. The sub-units have their own local administration under which a team of social workers are active. All these units work with a participatory ideology along with the people, specially the weaker section of the community irrespective of race, caste, community or creed.