Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - Shikshana Vahini, Bijapur

Project Brief: Shikshanavahini will supplement and complement the goals of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA ). The basic objective of the program is to strengthen primary education in government schools in Bijapur district.
Project Type: Working with the Government (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Padma Subbaraya
Project Partner(s): Dr R Balasubramaniam
Other Contacts: Madhavi Cherukuri
Project Address: , Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement,Hanchipura rd,Saragur,
KARNATAKA  571121
Tel: 91-821-265412
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Mar 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 26563
Mar 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 21630
Nov 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 8850
Jan 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 17100
Jul 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 19080
Oct 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 31000
Jul 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 1560
Jul 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 17950
Oct 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 18375

Total = $162108

Shikshanavahini is a five year program – its duration being from 2005-2010. It is operational in Bijapur district , covering 5 revenue blocks . The program covers approximately 3,50,000 children , 7000 teachers, 3000 GP members, 7000 SDMC members in 1566 schools.

Goal:
To strengthen primary education, by increasing the enrolment & retention of the children between 6 to 18 years in government schools with the involvement of the School Development Management Committee(SDMC), Gram Panchayat (GP), parent community.

Purpose:
*To enter into partnership with SDMC, GP, & education department and augment the standard of education in the Government schools.
*To empower and enable the rural and tribal parent communities of Bijapur district to participate in government schools to increase enrolment and retention

OUTPUT :
*Helped generate a demand for literacy;
*Increased ability of SDMC to demand accountability from Government delivery systems;
*Increased GP members participation in schools.
*Increased enrolment in schools
*Increased retention in schools
*Improved basic amenities in schools ;
*Ensured educational opportunities for children, especially girls;


Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) - a voluntary body established in 1984, with the aim to provide low cost, rational, ethical medicare. Over the years, it has evolved into an Integrated Community Development Project involving works in the fields of Health, Education, Social and Economic activities.
The organization was awarded the NATIONAL YOUTH AWARD in 1993 for outstanding Nation Building activities by the Government of India and the BABASASHEB AMBEDKAR AWARD in 2002 by the Government of Karnataka