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STELLA MARIS INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (SMIDS)

SMIDS is situated on the western part of Kanyakumari town. It is located on the right side of the road going towards Kovalam village. People of Kanyakumari fondly call it "Stella Maris" since it means ‘Star of the Ocean’. Stella Maris is a non-government, non-proft, educational and Charitable Trust. It was founded in 1995 and managed by Sisters belonging to the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary. Under the able leadership of Sisters along with dedicated Staff, Stella Maris has grown far and wide within the short span of 21 years. It has established its project units in 5 districts  of Tamil Nadu and in Kerala.

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SOCIAL CENTRE

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.

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NATURE & AYURVEDA

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SOLAR DRYING

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Stella Maris B&B

Our facilities on board is best in its class with spacious rooms and a roof terrace boasting mountain & sea views, we offers the best value accommodation in Kanyakumari

OUR ONGOING PROJECTS

Sea Shell Craft Training Institute

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.  more...

Sustainable Livelihood Programme

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. more...

Income Generation Programme

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. more...

Capacity Building Training

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. more...

Micro Insurance & 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.. more...

Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre

Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre (Sarvodaya Nagar) is one of the initiatives of SMIDS to Rehabilitate the Leprosy affected people. By understanding the pathetic living conditions of the leprosy affected people, who were forsaken and abandoned by their own families. more...

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. Through this programme 210 children are helped by SMIDS to pursue their studies. more...

Entrepreneurship Development Programme

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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....

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Address

Stella Maris Institute of Development Studies (SMIDS)
P.B.No. 4, Kottakkarai Road,
Kanniyakumari District,
Tamil Nadu - 629 702.

Contacts

Email: info@smids.org 
Phone: +91 4652 246652
Cell: +91 94896 20514                  
Fax: +91 4652 246652 / 247171