Organizations in North Karnataka
1. SIRE (Social Initiatives for Rural
SIRE is an organization based in Yadgir in Gulbarga
district. SIRE has been focusing on the livelihood issues of tribals
– their rights, migration issues, developing alternate occupations
etc. It has formed over 200 Self Help Groups (SHGs). The organization
is concerned with poor educational status of the tribals.
SIRE is working with Akshara in Yadgir and Shahapur
Talukas of Gulbarga district.
2. Krishna Grameen Bank (KGB):
KGB is a regional rural bank sponsored by State
Bank of India and is operating in Gulbarga and Bidar districts.
The Bank has focused on forming Self Help Groups. It has more than
KGB is partnering with Akshara in Aland and
Afzalpur blocks of Gulbarga district.
It has headquarters in Basavkalyan in Bidar
district and. and focuses on watershed development, tank development
and improvement in agriculture. It has also started a micro finance
institution. It has 900 SHGs.
PRAWARDA has launched educational programs
in Basavkalyan and Humnabad Taluka of Bidar district.
4. National Cooperative Union of India
NCUI is a project of Government of India to
build the capacities of Cooperative institutions. They have specially
helped the cooperatives in the district to start and finance Self
Help Groups. This has brought new vibrancy in cooperatives. NCUI
now joins hands with Akshara in starting educational initiatives
through these SHGs in Jewargi Taluka of Gulbarga district.
5. World Vision:
World Vision is a national NGO that works in
many parts of the country. They have an integrated approach to development
– improving education, health and income levels. They are
implementing Akshara programs in Gulbarga and Chittapur blocks of
PRERANA is a well-known NGO in Raichur district.
It has focused on promoting lift irrigation and implementing tank
rehabilitation project in collaboration with Government of Karnataka.
PRERANA has started large number of SHGs in Raichur and Gulbarga
districts. PRERANA will partner with Akshara in Raichur and Deodurg
blocks of Raichur district.
Janakalyan is a NGO in a rehabilitation camp
of thousands of Bangla families who came to India as refugees in
1971 in Sindhnur Taluka of Raichur district. Their focus has been
Janakalyan is implementing Akshara work in
Sindhnur and Manvi Taluks of Raichur district.
8. Grameen Makkal Sarvangin Vikas Kendra
GMSVK is an organization run in a small village,
Murkawad in Haliyal Taluk of Uttar Kannad district. They have a
residential school where they take in children with average scores
and convert them to first classes and distinctions.
GMSVK will implement similar work in Kalghatgi
Taluk, Dharwad district with Akshara.
9. Agriculture Science Foundation, Hulkoti
ASF is a well-known NGO operating for over a
decade. Its focus has been improving the incomes of farmers ASF
now wants to integrate health and education into its work and is
happy to work with Akshara in Gadag and Mundargi blocks of Gadag
10. Basaveshwar Vidya Vardhak (BVV)
BVV Sangh is a well-known educational institution
of Bagalkot district. It has 98 institutions from Balwadis to a
medical college. Apart from educational institutions, BVV also has
a rural development trust that runs variety of programs.
The trust is partnering with Akshara to start
programs in Bagalkot and Badami taluks of Bagalkot district.