Viveka Kendra

Project Brief: The Viveka project aims to provide for the "all-round development" of the child to shape his/her contribution to society tomorrow.
Project Type: Vocational Training (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: completed - requirements ended
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Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Dec 2000Boston/MITUSD 1500
Dec 2000Silicon ValleyUSD 6000

Total = $7500

The primary goal of this project is to provide Quality Education focusing on values, literacy, numeracy and appropriate vocational training through joyful, experiential, child centered learning processes for the children of H.D.Kote taluk in the 6-15 age group, particularly girls.

The school offers free education, uniforms, textbooks and mid-day meals for 400 students in grades 1 through 10, as well as free dorm facilities to 195 children (110 boys and 85 girls as of 03/31/2001.)

Vocational training is provided in horticulture, agriculture, sericulture, dairy farming, tailoring and typing.

Commencing in 1997, grades 8-10 have been added progressively each year until year 2000.

5 year goals (1997-2002) include formal education & vocational training for 400 children per year, from grades 1 through 10, as well as non-formal education for adults and school dropouts.

New vocational subjects introduced in 1997 include bee keeping and basic computer skills.