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Stella Maris Centre for Development of Resources for Inclusion and Vocational Enrichment


SMCDRIVE is the Extension Centre of the College, it has its roots in the Social Welfare Centre Shanthi Bhavan started by Rev. Sr. Thecla Camacho FMM in 1954. The main aim was to promote the socio-economic, physical and moral welfare of the people living in neighbouring down trodden communities.

In keeping with the changing needs of the society the Centre has now realigned its activities renewing itself as SMCDRIVE-Stella Maris Centre for Development of Resources for Inclusion and Vocational Enrichment, it was inaugurated on October 27 2015

VISION - To Empower the deserving Individuals, Families and Communities towards fostering an Inclusive and Just society.

• To provide basic Counselling and Mental Health Clinic services
• To link resources with people by providing appropriate referral services
• To train and equip participants with basic Employability Skills
• To offer livelihood skills /training programmes for Women, Children and Youth
• To provide Education and Support services for Children
• To provide Support services for the Elderly
• To work with the nearby communities and help in their development
• To assist Student trainees, Interns and Volunteers Social Welfare Activities
• To collaborate with Government and Non-Government Organizations in executing development programmes that enhances people’s well-being

• Students of Stella Maris College and from other Schools/Colleges
• Women, Children, Adolescents, Youth, Transgenders, Differently-abled and Communities




Dr. Sr. Rosy Joseph FMM, Principal, Stella Maris College

Sr. Susan Matheikal FMM, Secretary and Correspondent, Stella Maris College

Sr. Monica George FMM, Director, Shanthi Bhavan

Dr. Catherine Joseph - Centre Head, SMCDRIVE & Faculty Department of Social Work

Ms. Princy Mathew - Social Worker

Ms. George Anitha - Social Worker /Coordinator