Building the Human & Social Capital through Socio-Economic Empowerment

Investing in building resilient communities

Along with building the Human Capital through vocational training, SVYM’s Socio-Economic Empowerment Program (SEEP) particularly focuses on building the social capital of the communities with a strong conviction that communities must equally participate in matters that affect their development, benefit from Govt. development schemes and participate in democracy.

SEEP naturally evolved from our interventions in Health and Education to facilitate community members collectively employ their human capital and mutually benefit each other.

The first step in this direction is the formation of Social Collectives (Self Help Groups), the fundamental unit of community driven development comprising rural & tribal women, specially abled individuals mutually engaging in group savings and rural entrepreneurship through social business units, all the way to large federations that work towards collective problem solving and local development, a solid foundation for development that is contextually relevant and culturally appropriate.

Our Community Radio Station catalyses the generation of social capital, cutting across social and administrative hierarchies, acting as a bridge between the citizens and the governance, balancing the narrative of development by giving voice to the voiceless.

SVYM’s Viveka Rural Livelihood Centre in H D Kote in Mysuru District runs numerous vocational training courses for farmers, women and youth tuned in to a slogan of learn locally, earn locally. Creating opportunities for rural employment facilitates in reversing urban migration of talent. The centre trains over 500 individuals annually.

Preserving a sacred connection with nature

84% Students wash hands with soap in 15 Govt. Primary Schools in a village in rural Bengaluru over a baseline of 13.75%

Building Social Capital on the go…at Samvaad

Impact Stories

Maize and better days!

Maize and better days!

Raghu’s land glows golden with ripe maize kernels peeping through the cob.
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

Socio-Economic Empowerment Programs

Rural Entrepreneurship, Employment & Income Generation

Rural Entrepreneurship, Employment & Income Generation

Ask nothing; want nothing in return.

Give what you have to give;

it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.

-Swami Vivekananda