Union Tunisienne de Solidarite Sociale (Tunisian Union of Social Solidarity - UTSS)
The Union Tunisienne de Solidarité Sociale " UTSS " is an organization non- governmental Tunisian working for the development of the concept of solidarity and mutual aid and realizing the programs social , aid to rescue and self development for the benefit of needy .
It is reacted by the law of associations No. 154 of 1959 such as modified in 1988 and 1992.
The action of UTSS covers the whole of Tunisia and revolves mainly around of these types of programs :
Social promotion program .
Social assistance program .
Programs relating to the creation of sources of income and self-development .
Microcredit program and self-employment
The main objectives of the UTSS is to develop the concept of solidarity and mutual aid among the various formations of society, to heighten the sense of volunteering for the benefit of the poor, to open the horizon of self-denial to benefactors, and participation in the development and to the achievement of a political general and integrated in the field of social solidarity.
To achieve its objectives , it ensures to :
The participation in the development and execution of the national plan, in the field of solidarity Social , in collaboration with the various stakeholders and associations with the objectives similar .
The creation and management of companies in character national in nature to facilitate its objectives .
The coordination, monitoring and in the evaluation of the activities of various associations and structures being are affiliated .
The collection of resources of Zakat ( Alms ) in a fund special to spend following the requirements religious .
The collecting donations to the inside and to the outside of the country according to the procedures in force .
The placement of resources of the Union for the Protection and Promotion of the poor and for participation in the creation or to the improvement of the sources of income for the benefit of people weak economically .
The participation in operations of relief when the catastophes .
The establishment of relations with the committees and associations Foreign having the same objectives for participation jointly in the projects aimed at consolidating the solidarity between the peoples . See more