A development organization building Human and Social capital to build a Resurgent India
SVYM has its headquarters in Mysuru district of Karnataka State in Southern India.
Acting as a key promoter-facilitator in the community’s efforts towards self-reliance and empowerment, SVYM is developing local, innovative and cost-effective solutions to sustain community-driven progress. Today the program initiatives that started in the year 1984 have more than 45 projects touching the lives of nearly 2.5 million people across the state of Karnataka.
SVYM believes that building human and social capital will result in economic consequences and all of SVYM’s programs are driven by this development paradigm. SVYM is also rooted to its values of Satya- Truthfulness, Ahimsa- Non Violence, Seva- Service and Tyaga- Sacrifice, which is reflected in its program design and delivery, transactions with its stakeholders, resource utilization, disclosures and openness to public scrutiny. Buying in support from the community, working in healthy partnership with the government and corporate sectors and sharing its experiences with like-minded Organizations have been the hallmark of SVYM’s evolution over the last 3 decades.
The organisation was founded with the background of many stories - a few heart-breaking and many inspiring. Five among the many stories (from RBalu's blog) have been listed here. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did.
They alone live, who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.
Developing Human & Social Capital to
build a resurgent India
A caring and equitable society, free of
deprivation and strife
To facilitate and develop processes
that improve the quality of life of people
Satya-Truthfulness | Ahimsa - Non violence | Seva - Service |Tyaga - Sacrifice
BUT THERE'S LOTS MORE TO DO
The holistic care and services rendered by the organization through the sectors of Health, Education, Socio Economic Empowerment & Training has resulted in positive behaviour change in the community.
Construction facilitated through WASH program in Raichur District.
On various aspects of development. Reaching 2000 individuals from Government, Corporate, NGO's and Youth
Over the years, the SVYM network has expanded to 30 districts In Karnataka with 800+ employees.
Over the years SVYM's work has been recognized by various organizations and institutions.
BEING THE BEST IS NOT IMPORTANT,
DOING THE BEST IS ALL THAT MATTERS
The awards & recognitions conferred on SVYM has always inspired the organization to think through the best ways to reach out the community needs.
Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea,
and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
We are thankful for the synergistic partnerships and the philanthropic efforts of our stakeholders which has helped us touch many lives.
I studied in Viveka Tribal Center for Learning (VTCL) from 3rd std to 10th std where I underwent IBT training in Electronics & Mechanics . After 10th std I got an opportunity to study in Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) in Bengaluru. I am grateful for the support & contribution of my school & SVYM for helping me achieve my dream.
Pramila J P, Alumni - Viveka Tribal Center for Learning
Three things I would particularly emphasise about SVYM are its Economic model, Professionalism, and Financial transparency & accountability. SVYM is really a metaphor for the change which we wish to see in India.
Justice M N Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India
Your work in SVYM exemplifies the best of the US-India partnership and your people-to people ties. Thank You again for the opportunity to visit your organization, and for all that you do to empower communities
Mr. Richard R Verma, Former Ambassador of the USA to India (In his letter to Dr. R Balasubramaniam post his visit to SVYM)
5 years ago one of my friends introduced us to SVYM and we were overwhelmed with the work they have done. It shows us all the hard work and efforts put in by Dr. R Balasubramaniam and his team members over the years. It demonstrates the sacrifices they have made in order to provide better facilities for the deprived community. Their work has inspired us to support them.
Mr. Ashok Nanjappa, Donor Partner
We realized that there is so much more to do beyond working at MNCs.
Ms Shwetha, Alumni – Masters in Development Management
The concept of human and social capital is now very important for me and I firmly believe that building people’s capabilities and providing opportunities is a crucial way to help those in need.
Ms. Anna - Externship Semester program,Cornell University