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, we have started this project and formed the Sarvodaya Nagar in 1996. At present, there are 46 families with 194 members possessing their own homes. It is equipped with approach roads, electricity, water supply, community hall, dispensary, home gardens, and places to rear domestic animals. Occupants of these homes have organized themselves as a Registered Society and strive to solve problems and fulfil their needs by themselves. It is a place where every family member is able to enjoy a dignified life and lives in harmony by caring and sharing for each other.
social and training centre
STELLA MARIS BNB
Since 2011, an elegant two-floors building stands on the Stella Maris campus.
This is the Stella Maris Bed and Breakfast.
It comprises on the ground floor a reception and a large reception hall, a restaurant room and an air-conditioned seminar room.
Upstairs are 8 air-conditioned bedrooms, including two suites.
In another building at the back, there are 4 other bedrooms with fans on the ground floor.
The whole is completed by a cottage dedicated to Ayurvedic treatments.
These rooms are offered on a website www.stellamarisbnb.com as well as on the various online tourism agencies, Booking, Agoda, Expedia, Airbnb, etc.
It goes without saying that the proceeds from these rentals go to Stella Maris charitable actions.
SHELL CRAFT TRAINING for Self Helped Groups Women
SMIDS is one of the recognised institute on sea shell craft training in Kanyakumari district by the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd. (TNCDW). Kanyakumari has a long sea shore and many coastal & rural people are engaged in the sales of sea shell crafts. By understanding the need and importance to upgrade the skills and to increase the innovation & creativity of the people involved, the Town Panchayats have sponsored the skill up gradation training of 562 SHG members who are involved in sea shell crafts.