Our programmatic accent is on livelihoods developmet for the poor.Our priority focus is on creating sustainable sources of livelihoods through proper sensitization, for relevant target beneficiaries, with a high degree of local empowerment, making tangible impact and compact and creating viable means of sustainability.

Training on Sea Shell Crafting

SMIDS is a recognised institute for sea shell craft training in Kanyakumari district by the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd. (TNCDW). A series of training activities enabled a number of fisherwomen to enhance their skills in sea shell crafting. They thrive on it as a source of income.

Sustainable Livelihoods Development

The production and marketing of Hygienic Dry Fish is yet another initiative of SMIDS with the support of CARE India to economically empower women in 10 Coastal Villages of kanyakumari.

Income Generating Activities

One of the aims of SMIDS is the holistic and sustainable development of the weaker sections of the society. To materialise this goal all these self help Groups (SHGs) are involved in various Income Generation Programme (IGP) which are being constantly reviewed and further strengthened.

Training on Capacity Building

Enhancing the functional literacy rate is crtical for the poor to enhance their adaptive capabilities and skills in order to be productively empowered in economic activities. To this end, SMIDS regularly organizes a series of training programmes on skill development with tangible impact.Training on women leadership is also organized with a view to enable selected women lead different groups.

Micro Insurance and Finance

SMIDS started its micro Insurance (Lives and Livelihoods) project within the framework of the umbrella project of Care India, in association with Bajaj Allianz. The programme entails ushering in livelihoods despite natural hazards.

Educational Assistance Programme

SMIDS started the educational assistance programme to empower the orphan & destitute children and to help them to become responsible citizens of the country. SMIDS also created over 100 creative learning centres drawing on coastal village tuition masters with a view to inculcating good attitudes and values in the minds of children

Salient Features

Stella Maris provides a base for technical skills, organisational governance and managerial support. Our team exists to ensure good governance, financial integrity and that the organisation focus remains true to its intended purposes.

At SMIDS we have the following facilities and Features to serve better to the needy

  • Conferance Hall with ICT facilities
  • Digital Lab and Smart Class Room
  • Experienced and Dedicated Faculties
  • Accomodation with Hygienic Food & Drinking Water
  • Eco-friendly campus and Herbal Gardens
  • Natural Environment with sea breeze

Our Events

At SMIDS we do different activities and hosting any such events with eminent personalities in order to get a huge common public attention. Few of the events are showcased here. . . .

Strategic Partners

SMIDS is in partnership with various community members and social service agencies that plan, provide, and integrate services that are remain relevant because of our strong connections within the field of social service delivery....