Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - VTCL (Viveka Tribal Centre for Learning)

Project Brief: The SWAMI VIVEKANANDA YOUTH MOVEMENT is a registered, voluntary, non-political, non-religious, social service organization committed to community development through community participation.
Project Type: Community Awareness Programs (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Seshasayee Venkataramani
Project Partner(s): H. D. Malathi
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Hanchipura Road, Saragur,H.D.Kote Taluk,,
KARNATAKA  571 121
Tel: 91(821) 245413
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Mar 2017Boston/MITUSD 10073
Dec 2016Boston/MITUSD 6010
Jul 2016Boston/MITUSD 6051
Jun 2015Boston/MITUSD 3392
Nov 2014Boston/MITUSD 3537
Feb 2014Boston/MITUSD 6500
Jan 2014Boston/MITUSD 4915
Jun 2013Boston/MITUSD 8285
Dec 2011Boston/MITUSD 5002
Apr 2011Boston/MITUSD 4140
Apr 2010Boston/MITUSD 2000
Sep 2009Boston/MITUSD 1938
Mar 2009Boston/MITUSD 1875
Feb 2009Boston/MITUSD 10821
Nov 2008Work an HourUSD 10579
Jul 2008Boston/MITUSD 1875
Mar 2008Boston/MITUSD 1895
Jun 2007Boston/MITUSD 1500
Jan 2006Boston/MITUSD 1500
Jun 2005CanadaUSD 2400
Mar 2005Boston/MITUSD 3000
Sep 2003Boston/MITUSD 1500
Jun 2002Silicon ValleyUSD 31050
May 2002Boston/MITUSD 4000
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 2000
Dec 2001Boston/MITUSD 5000

Total = $140838

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.
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.
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.
Nov 2017 one_time_grant_request_2016_17.pdf
Nov 2016 Structural changes in school administration
Aug 2016 Site visit
Mar 2016 VTCL uniform design with student artwork
Jan 2016 Organization budget, amount requested, breakdown of components supported
Dec 2015 Financial contribution by students
Dec 2015 IBT project
Dec 2015 Higher education case studies
Oct 2015 Report (July - September 2015)
Sep 2015 VTCL budget 2015-2016
Aug 2015 Report (April - June 2015)
Jul 2015 Site visit
Jul 2015 Site visit
Jun 2015 Number of students
May 2015 Phone conversation report
Mar 2015 Annual report
Mar 2015 School demographics
Oct 2014 VTCL 2014-15 proposal Meeting minutes
Oct 2014 VTCL 2014-15 proposal Meeting minutes
Aug 2014 VTCL budget proposal 2014-2015
Jul 2014 VTCL site vist report July 2014
Jul 2014 VTCL site visit report July 2014
Jan 2014 Updated 2013-2014 proposal
Nov 2013 Proposal for 2013-2014
Nov 2013 Budget 2013-2014
Nov 2013 Kannada books for library
Mar 2013 Annual Report 2011-2012
Feb 2013 Site Visit
Nov 2012 Summary of proposal/budget
Nov 2012 VTCL Budget Breakup 2012-13
Dec 2011 VTCL Proposal
Jun 2011 Budget for 2011-2012
Jan 2011 January 2011 Site Visit by Amy and Parthiv (pdf)
Mar 2010 Answers to queries from Chapter
Nov 2009 Activities Report Apr 09-Nov 09
Sep 2009 Budget
Mar 2009 ACTIVITY REPORT-(January 2009 to March 2009)
Dec 2008 ACTIVITY REPORT-(October 2008 to December 2008)
Nov 2008 Site Visit Report
Sep 2008 ACTIVITY REPORT-(July 2008 to September 2008)
Jul 2008 Report Mar 2008
Jun 2008 Update Presentation
Jun 2008 Mobile Science Lab Proposal UPDATED (WAH submission format)
Apr 2008 Mobile Science Lab Proposal
Feb 2008 Report
Dec 2007 VTCL Report thru Dec 07
Mar 2007 School Report Mar-Oct 07
Feb 2007 2007sitevisit,Parthiv,Mary,Amy
Sep 2006 Asha-Canada post-project site visit report and analysis
Sep 2006 Activity_Report_Jul-Sept-06
Jun 2006 Activity_Report_Apr-Jun-06
Jun 2006 Asha-Canada closing report for Sagare High School project
Jun 2006 Final summary of Sagare High School project
Jun 2006 Annual Report 2006
Jun 2005 Melli's site visit to VTCL
Jun 2005 School photos (VTCL)
Jun 2005 Photos of the area
Jun 2005 Project Proposal
Apr 2005 Q and A from 20050409 Telecon
Apr 2005 Q and A from 9 April 2005 Telecon
May 2004 Proposal for 2004-2005
Sep 2003 Cover Letter
Dec 2001 Ananth's Site Visit
Oct 2001 Meeting Minutes
May 1991 FCRA document