About theactivity
Vanavasis are our brethren who live in remote hills and forests constituting 9% of our national population. All over India there are over 600 groups very distinct and rich in cultural heritage. Unfortunately even after independence the facilities/ grants have not reached them.

Vanavasi Kalyan Karnataka(VKK) is founded in 1988 Founded with the mission to Identify, plan, execute & facilitate sustainable socio-economic development projects in tribal areas, in coordination with local government, donors, public etc.ln

The activities of VKK aim to promote among the tribal
1. Sports
2. Education
3. Community Leadership.
4. Health care
5. Awareness about needs, problems, participation & solutions
6. Retain cultural identity & social value systems, along with development.

VKK is currently running 320 projects in 189 places across 10 districts of Karnataka (mainly remote areas).

Impact/Statistics

  • Impacts of Vanavasi Kalyana activityare:
  • Vanavasi children have started showing keen interest in studies
  • Sending their girl children to VKK hostels for study (few years back it was almost impossible)
  • Runner-up in Bengaluru Midnight marathon – bare foot runner was a vanavasi.
  • VKK hostel student is now Maths lecturer in Jain college Bangalore
  • Many students in diploma, degree as well as PG courses
  • Vanavasi women have fought against liquor mafia and made their hadis liquor-free
  • There is a cultural awakening & social awareness because of Vanavasi Kalyan activities.

The below table gives details of Vanavasi Kalyan activities in nutshellVanvasi_kalyan_archery_competetion

Particulars

Numbers

Beneficiaries

Project locations

189

Total Projects

320

Vanavasi Districts

 15

Districts  covered

10

Taluks

21

Villages

1240

Boys Hostels

4

103

Girls Hostel

2

38

Balawadi

2

102

Bala sanskara Kendra- daily

4

100

Bala sanskara Kendra- weekly

42

2015

Grama Vikasa

4

2525

Self help groups

112

1545

Health Service

37

4675

Libraries

6

262

Tuition centers

72

1875

Agriculture center

1

30

Sports center

12

Shraddha Jagaran

16

More than 15,000

Location

Mysore, Chamaraj nagar, Kodagu, Ramanagar (In Karnataka North – Bidar, Yadarigi, Belgaum, Dharwada, Sirsi, Karwar)

Volunteering Opportunity

  • Volunteer full time or part time in Vanavasi Kalyan centers: For kids, community, staff
  • Introducing/connecting interested people with Vanavasi Kalyan: Doctors, Teachers, Agriculturists, Sports coach, Vocation trainers
  • Help Vanavasi Kalyan in Management & Field-work: Training for staff, Field work with staff
  • Donate & Raise funds : Self/Friends/Family/Workplace
  • Organize Vanayatra to vanavasi areas and make your friends participate
  • Sample list of opportunities to volunteer
  • Taking kids on education tours
  • Preparing quality kannada videos to teach (New or Dub youtube videos)
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Career guidance
  • Personality Development
  • Sports Coaching
  • Doctors, Health camps
  • Farming, Animal husbandry, Diary and such programs
  • Skill based training for self-employment at homes, villages.
  • Awareness about Govt schemes, bank schemes, and such facilities

Contact

Name

E-mail

Phone No.

Manjunatha Shankar [email protected] 94484 57973
Anup Kumar T [email protected] 96113 17064
Govardhana KN [email protected] 97408 58858
Dr Suresh Babu 98445 74436

Website: http://www.vanavasikalyana.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vanavasi-Kalyana-Karnataka/133454306746425