SVYM is a development Organization, engaged in building a new civil society in India through its grassroots to policy level action in Health, Community Development, Training and Education sector with special focus on Science Education Programs. 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 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, Ahimsa, Seva and Tyaga, 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.
SVYM believes that promoting science is extremely critical to the Nation's progress and has been working to advance science education in rural areas for nearly a decade. This collaborative venture is a testimony to this belief.
The Science Education initiatives of SVYM are supported by ASHA for Education, Karnataka Science & Technology Promotion Society, Oracle and Qualcomm.