The GDSS&WS works through the 80 parishes with 750 mission stations in the Diocese. These parishes or local units identify community needs and dcvelopment issues. They then approach GDSS&WS to address them. The GDSS&WS studies these needs scientifically and evolve a plan of action to respond to them. Based on these the GDSS&WS plans out a project proposal along with the stakeholders mobilises resources local and foreign and helps the local units in the execution. GDSS&WS is committed to participatory development processes. People concerned and affected initiate/are involved in the entire process of project identification, development, execution and monitoring. Project adopts a bottom up approach and is evolved at the community level.