Soumya Mary Zacharias

Polachira (H) Nalukody P.O, Changanacherry, Kerala • 09886200539 •




    2007                   Master in Social Work                                                  Bharthidasn University, Trichy, Tamilnadu


    2005                  Bachelor in Business Administration                      Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala   

Professional Experience:


Despande Foundation Hubli, Karnataka                                                                                        

July 2008 onwards

                            Despande Fellow    (Social entrepreneurship)

·         This fellowship programme is giving me an unique experience in all fields of NGO management

·         Modelled “theory of change “ Akshara foundation” with team of 6 members

·         Modelled  local frame work  on “Small scale enterprise for village community”

·         Conducted” Tender coconut” sub sectoral study with the help of a partner

·         Assessed Impact of  “The scholarship programme “of Vidya Poshak  with the help of  a partner                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Greenpeace Environmental Organisation, Banglore

 (Sept 2007 to June2008)

                               As a Direct Dialogue Officer (Fund raising)

·   Raised awareness about Greenpeace Campaigns to 1 lakh  people on the street and inspired them to become a financial supporter of Greenpeace. (apprixiately:/Rs: 4 lakhs)

·   Enhanced team work skills through group based activities and fundraising campaigns




Training cum Field work  Experience              

          2005             Rehabilitation Center for Blind Women Manarpuram, Trichy

·          Learned ways to  manage the rehabilitation  home and documentation work in office


          2006             School for Blind Students, Puthur, Trichy.

·         Learned  the real life experience of  how these people are  exploited by the  society


          2006             Neuro Center, Thillai Nagar, Trichy.

·          Gained exposure to the difference between the psychological and psychiatric   diseases


          2007             CSI Mission General Hospital, Woraiyur, Trichy

·         Learned about   the role of  social worker  as a mediator or bridge between community  and hospital

         2007              Madras Medical Mission, Mogappair, Chennai

·         Identified   and managed funds for the surgical operations, for those who  are deprived and needy.

·         Provision of  psychogical support to caregivers and patients


 Leadership and Community service programmes.

2008    : Voluntarily raised Rs.5000 for relief of victims of Bihar flood as part of 4- member team at Hubli

2008:     Conducted a role play activity  about  HIV/AIDS as well as water borne diseases  to create awareness among  100  women community at Hubli

2007:     Led a  programme on “how to manage stress during the exams “ for 100 high school students at Trichy

2006:     Coordinated an “Awareness programme on health and hygiene” for 500  village people at Trichy

2005:     Structured general medical camp for 100 blind students   at Trichy



Project Details

1: Social work project    on “A Study on the Burden of Caregivers of Alzheimer   Patients”

  Reported on the psychological, social and economic problems affecting the caregivers of Alzheimer patients in kerala  during  March 2007


 2: Social project “The Economic Impact of Tourism on Local Enterprises in Vagamon”in  kerala  during  March 2004

   Studied the economic impact of tourism on local economy and local people’s livelihood generation activities

3:   Industrial project “Labor Welfare Measures in Traco Cable Company limited Tiruvalla” – An analysis. In Kerala    during  March 2005

Investigated  the labour  measures available in the company for the welfare of employees.


Positions and Honours


·         School Development Council Member

·          Won the prize for  product launching from the existing product       (diversification   of market)coconut wine

·         Moderator  as well as participatant  in debate programmes





                   I hereby declare that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge.




                                                                                  Soumya  Mary Zacharias


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