Asha for Education Logo Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - VTCL (Viveka Tribal Centre for Learning)
Heggadadevanakote, Mysore District
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current / ongoing
Project Steward
Seshasayee Venkataramani
sesha390 AT gmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
H. D. Malathi
hdmalathi AT gmail DOT com
Project Address
Hanchipura Road, Saragur
H.D.Kote Taluk
Heggadadevanakote, Mysore District
KARNATAKA  571 121
Tel: 91(821) 245413
Funds Disbursed
Nov2008Work an Hour$10,579.00
Jun2002Silicon Valley$31,050.00
Dec2001Silicon Valley$2,000.00

Total = $118,704

TOTAL: $118,704.00
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Project Description

At present education is provided for 444 students, in grades 1-10. Hostel facilities are provided along with school uniforms, educational & sports materials and mid-day meals. In addition, emphasis is placed on vocational training, health & sports activities, and promotion of tribal culture & environmental awareness.

Organization Description

The Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is a not-for-profit, non-religious, non-political, voluntary organization. It was founded in 1984 by a group of like- minded young medicos from the Government Medical College, Mysore.

In its initial years, the SVYM ran two rural dispensaries at Chinnadagudihundi and Thumnerale villages. In due course, it was decided to concentrate efforts in a single location. Accordingly, the SVYM opened a clinic at the Brahmagiri Tribal Colony in 1987. Six years later, this clinic was shifted to Hosahalli Tirbal Colony, where it would benefit a greater number of people.

As time passed, the SVYM realized that healthcare was just one aspect of bettering the tribals' lives. Sustained enrichment could be achieved only through education, a steady earning and saving capacity, a broader social outlook and a realization by the tribals that their tomorrow could be better than their today.

Responding to these and other needs, the SVYM now runs a 10-bed hospital at Kenchanahalli and a 40 bed Multi Speciality Hospital at Saragur. Further outreach services are provided through mobile health units. The Viveka Tribal Centre for Learning at Hosahalli, a semi-residential school, provides quality education to over 400 children. And Community Development Programmes, which aim to create self-sufficiency through pooled resources and education, are held regularly. -

Project Type: Community Awareness Programs (description)

Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Area: Rural

Additional Information

In addition to funds sent from Asha, we applied for and got a grant of $2500 from I2 foundation which was sent to the project for the 2001-2002 school year. The funds supported 40 students.
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May 2015Phone conversation report
Mar 2015Annual report
Mar 2015School demographics
Oct 2014VTCL 2014-15 proposal Meeting minutes
Oct 2014VTCL 2014-15 proposal Meeting minutes
Aug 2014VTCL budget proposal 2014-2015
Jul 2014VTCL site vist report July 2014
Jul 2014VTCL site visit report July 2014
Jan 2014Updated 2013-2014 proposal
Nov 2013Proposal for 2013-2014
Nov 2013Budget 2013-2014
Nov 2013Kannada books for library
Mar 2013Annual Report 2011-2012
Feb 2013Site Visit
Nov 2012Summary of proposal/budget
Nov 2012VTCL Budget Breakup 2012-13
Dec 2011VTCL Proposal
Jun 2011Budget for 2011-2012
Jan 2011January 2011 Site Visit by Amy and Parthiv (pdf)
Mar 2010Answers to queries from Chapter
Nov 2009Activities Report Apr 09-Nov 09
Sep 2009Budget
Mar 2009ACTIVITY REPORT-(January 2009 to March 2009)
Dec 2008ACTIVITY REPORT-(October 2008 to December 2008)
Nov 2008Site Visit Report
Sep 2008ACTIVITY REPORT-(July 2008 to September 2008)
Jul 2008Report Mar 2008
Jun 2008Mobile Science Lab Proposal UPDATED (WAH submission format)
Jun 2008Update Presentation
Apr 2008Mobile Science Lab Proposal
Feb 2008Report
Dec 2007VTCL Report thru Dec 07
Mar 2007School Report Mar-Oct 07
Feb 20072007sitevisit,Parthiv,Mary,Amy
Sep 2006Asha-Canada post-project site visit report and analysis
Sep 2006Activity_Report_Jul-Sept-06
Jun 2006Final summary of Sagare High School project
Jun 2006Asha-Canada closing report for Sagare High School project
Jun 2006Annual Report 2006
Jun 2006Activity_Report_Apr-Jun-06
Jun 2005Project Proposal
Jun 2005Melli's site visit to VTCL
Jun 2005School photos (VTCL)
Jun 2005Photos of the area
Apr 2005Q and A from 20050409 Telecon
Apr 2005Q and A from 9 April 2005 Telecon
May 2004Proposal for 2004-2005
Sep 2003Cover Letter
Dec 2001Ananth's Site Visit
Oct 2001Meeting Minutes
May 1991FCRA document
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