Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - VTTRC

Project Brief: Viveka Teacher's Training and Resource Center
Project Type: Vocational Training (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: San Diego
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Parthiv Shah
Project Partner(s): Dr R Balasubramaniam
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Hanchipura Road, Saragur,H D Kote Taluk, Mysore District,Saragur,
KARNATAKA  571 121
Tel: 91 8228 265412, 265413, 265877
Stewarding Chapter: San Diego
Nov 2016San DiegoUSD 20985
Oct 2015San DiegoUSD 9730
Sep 2014San DiegoUSD 9668
Nov 2013San DiegoUSD 6311
Oct 2012San DiegoUSD 6000
Dec 2011San DiegoUSD 1750
Jul 2011San DiegoUSD 1200
Jul 2011San DiegoUSD 1750
Dec 2010San DiegoUSD 1750
Aug 2010San DiegoUSD 1750
Nov 2009San DiegoUSD 3500
Mar 2009Work an HourUSD 5778
Dec 2008San DiegoUSD 1750
Mar 2008San DiegoUSD 1750

Total = $73672

One of the key challenges that facing tribal students today is lack of committed and trained teachers willing to work in tribal areas. SVYM intends to overcome this gap by training tribal students and enabling them to get a formal qualification in teaching. This will not only help improve the quality of learning outcomes amongst the tribal children, but also provide much needed employment opportunity to the upcoming generation of tribals.

With this in mind, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement has started the Vivekananda Teacher’s Training & Research Center (VTTRC) at Hosahalli tribal colony. This institute will now train tribal and rural youth in creative teaching and fill a critical gap in the school delivery system in the area.
To train and create value based teachers to meet the educational needs of rural and tribal areas in Karnataka state.
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement is a Development Organization, started in 1984 and works mainly in the sectors of health, education and community development. More information is available at www.svym.org.in . The organization has been working with the tribals of Heggadadevanakote in Mysore district for more than 20 years and runs schools, hospitals, livelihood centers and micro-credit programs for them. The education programs of the organization have now begun to see a lot of success and new generations of neo-literates are now emerging amongst the tribals.

Note that other SVYM projects have been funded by Asha chapters. For more information see:

http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=291
http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=862
Project webpage: www.svym.net