KIDS Karnataka is the official Social Service Organization of the Malankara Catholic Diocese of Puttur catering the needs of poor and deprived. It is one of the emerging NGO’s working in South India for the upliftment of marginalized farmers, women, children, SC/ST and disabled since 1979 and got registered in 2006 under the Society’s Registration Act 1860. The program area of KIDS spreads over 9 civil districts of Karnataka. The whole operational areas are divided into 3 regions and further in to 18 units or federations for effective participation and management of the activities.

The Catholic Diocese of Puttur is a newly erected diocese in the State of Karnataka, bifurcated from the Diocese of Bathery. The formal inauguration of the diocese took place on 15th April 2010. This diocese comprises 9 districts of Karnataka State in south India,ie, Mysore, Chamarajnagar, Hassan, Mandya, Chikmagalore, Udupi, Kodagu, Dakshin Kannada and  Shimoga. The diocesan area is divided into 2 ecclesiastical districts covering 22 parishes. Read more