If we invest in people, it pays off for society, for humanity itself

Developing Human & Social Capital for greater equity & economic growth

At one point, development must sprout from within to be sustainable & community centered. This is possible if we invest in the expansion of Human & Social Capital of the individuals and communities, leading to greater equity and economic growth while retaining the essential quality of being contextually relevant & culturally appropriate.

To develop Human & Social Capital, SVYM takes a multidisciplinary approach through its interventions in Health, Education, Socio-economic Empowerment Program & Training and Research with 45+ Programs working together with 200+ Partners.

How are we building the Human Capital?

Human Capital is the set of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual capabilities that an individual possesses that affords him or her the agency to lead and sustain their life.

How are we building the Social Capital?

Social Capital is the benefits an individual receives from his/her social networks, & how these networks facilitate interactions, communication, awareness & access to opportunities.

The Human and Social Capital Approach

Dr R Balasubramaniam,  Founder and President of SVYM, conceived and operated an Integrated Development model for the local communities based on building the Human and Social Capital to ensure economic progress. 

He formulated this approach for community centered development by applying the teachings of Swami Vivekananda at the grassroots during his three decade engagement with the indigenous tribal and rural communities towards their development.

Adopted as SVYM’s Development Paradigm, all development programs at SVYM are designed to build the Human & Social Capital of the communities and contribute towards greater equity and economic growth that is well documented in our Annual Reports for public perusal.

Human & Social Capital Impact Stories

Swacchta Saarthi Veerbhadra Swami

Swacchta Saarthi Veerbhadra Swami

Cleaning his town to claim his true identity, Veerbhadra's journey from selling lottery tickets to spearheading waste segregation in Saragur town.
World Youth Skills Day

World Youth Skills Day

SVYM's Viveka Rural Livelihood Centre is working towards women and youth empowerment through vocational skills
Pavithra discovers her true potential!

Pavithra discovers her true potential!

Pavithra is beginning to discover her true potential by making an entrepreneurial debut, the very first one in her tribal hamlet
Support essential medical care for rural & tribal communities

Support essential medical care for rural & tribal communities

Support marginalized families receive subsidized medical care at SVYM’s Vivekananda Memorial Hospital by contributing to the hospital’s ‘Poor Patient Fund’. Equitable, ...
Out of adversity comes opportunity

Out of adversity comes opportunity

Out of adversity comes opportunityThe SHG members hope to contribute in fighting against COVID-19 through their products by helping school students wash their hands. Sani ...
Inclusion of persons with disabilities is not having them join the line, it is actually having them lead it

Inclusion of persons with disabilities is not having them join the line, it is actually having them lead it

Veerabhadra Swamy from Saragur is one among 403 Swachhta Saarthis selected from all over the country to spearhead Waste to Wealth Mission of the Principal Scientific Advisor ...