Samruddhi Foundation is a secular and non-profit trust created by a group of people with a dream of making this world a better place to live.

Our mission is to build capacities of individuals and groups deprived of resources required for leading empowered lives. Samruddhi Foundation functions as a centre for knowledge building, training and dissemination of information on issues of equity, social justice, and sustainable development with stakeholders such as communities, civil society/advocacy groups and policy makers.

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OUR FOCUS

  • Undertaking and supporting action based participatory research studies in such areas as women's empowerment, child rights, inclusive education,entitlements of marginalized groups and ecologically sustainable livelihoods.
  • Serving as a Nodal Centre for documentation, publication and consultancy on social development themes.
  • Designing and imparting training programmes on development issues for members of state institutions, civil society groups, people’s representatives, educational institutions and youth.

  • Organizing guided educational tours to regions and communities known for initiatives for biodiversity conservation, traditional health care practices, indigenous knowledge mapping and protection of local cultures.

  • Conducting ‘Understanding India’ programmes for visiting international groups through class room sessions, internships and field trips.
  • Working with government schools in enhancing their infrastructural and achedemic capabilities.

MONOGRAPH SERIES

Samruddhi’s first publication under the Monograph Series “The Dynamics of Women’s Studies in India” by Vibhuti Patel was released in December 2013.
Women social Scientists (Under Publication)

Vina Mazumdar   H.M. Hemalatha
Clara Zetkin Saroja S. Santi
Sharmila Rege   E.Yerriswamy

ONGOING PROJECTS

Impact of the introduction of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on Forest Dependent Communities living in Nagarhole National Park , BRT Wild Life Sanctuary and the Buffer Zones of the Bandipur National Park 

Sponsor- Karnataka Forest Department, Government of Karnataka.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Young Adults in India: Identifying the Influence of Culture and Context Belief

Collaborating Institutions- Florida International University, Miami, USA and Public Health Research Institute India, Mysore

News and Updates January 2016- March 2017

  • Samruddhi is collaborating with Public Health Research Institute,Mysore and Florida International University in hosting a Study Abroad Programme on ‘Global Health Issues - A Research Focused Experience In Mysore, India’
  • Samruddhi organised awareness building workshops on Sexual Harassment At Workplace (Prevention, Protection And Redressal ) Act 2013 for-
    • Faculty and students of Sahyadri Arts and Commerce College, Shimoga
    • Faculty, students, research scholars and administrative staff of Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga District
    • Staff of Larson and Tubro, Mysore
  • Samruddhi In association with Karnataka State Women’s Commission and ‘Achala’ Quarterly, organised Southern Regional 5 Day Workshop on ‘Techniques and Skills Involved In Addressing Issues of Gender In Teaching and Research’ for Faculty and Research Scholars of Social Science Disciplines and Coordinators of Centers for Women’s Studies of Universities and Colleges. Teachers and Researchers from Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra participated in the workshop
  • Samruddhi gifted audio- visual equipment, water filters and cutlery to three government schools at Mullur village, H.D.Kote taluk and Government Higher Primary School, Kythamarana Halli, Mysore. This was made possible through a munificent grant made by Prof. Belwady Srinivasa Murthy of California , USA
  • Prof.R. Indira - President

  • Invited as Visiting Fellow at Department of Sociology, University of Delhi
  • Invited as Scholar - In- Residence in the Centre for Women’s Studies at Kuvempu University, Shimoga
  • Nominated as Member of the Committee to recommend Capacity Building Activities at Karnataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute, Bangalore
  • Principal Investigator for the Research Projects “Evaluation of Impact of the Joint Forest Planning and Management (JFPM) Programme n Karnataka” and “Evaluation of The Performance of Farm Forestry component under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme in Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag and Raichur districts of Karnataka in the period 2013-14 to 2015-16” being undertaken by OUTREACH Association of Volunteers for Rural Development, Bangalore and Sponsered by Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Bangalore
  • S.K. Lakshminarayana- Vice President

  • S.K. Lakshminarayana (Babu) was conferred with theVISHESHA KALA POSHAKA Award by Vishesha Fine Arts, Bangaloreon the occasion of Vishesha Utsava-2017in recognition of his six decades long services for the promotion of performing arts
  • Dr. Shanthi.G - Secretary

  • Nominated as General Secretary for “ AADSUM” Alumni Association, Department of Sociology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore
  • Invited as NGO Representative on Sexual Harassment at Workplace Prevention Internal Committees in
    • Larsan & Tubro, Mysore
    • Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hanagal Music & Performing Arts University, Mysore
    • University of Mysore , Mysore
  • Member of the research team evaluating The Performance of Farm Forestry component under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme in Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag and Raichur districts of Karnataka in the period 2013-14 to 2015-16” being undertaken by OUTREACH Association of Volunteers for Rural Development, Bangalore and Sponsered by Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Bangalore
  • Dr. Heamalatha. H.M - Trustee

  • Brought out a collection of poems titled Hudukatada Haadiyalli & Book titled Strivadi Mahileyaru Mathu Samaanya Mahileyaru: Ondu Avalokane Published by Bharathi Prakashana Mysore 2016
  • Translated the Policy Document on ‘Karnataka State Women’s Empowerment’ for the Department of Women and Child Development , Governemnt of Karnataka, Bangalore
  • Dr E. Yerriswamy-Trustee

  • Presented papers at international seminars organized at Karnatak University, Dharwad; AdikaviNanayya University, Rajahmundry, Institute of Advanced Studies, Pune and national seminars at Tumkur University, Tumkur and Kannada University, Hampi
  • Published papers on gender based themes in International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Global Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Achalaand International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies
  • Dr. Shruti. I L - Trustee

  • Established a Production House called SIL Studios  that makes Documentaries, Video productions and Web Series
  • Aalaap. I L - Trustee

  • Represented India at:
    • The Thailand Amateur Golf Championship 2016 at Bangkok
    • Eisenhower Cup 2016 World Amateur Golf At Mexico
    • African Amateur Golf Championship Held in Leopard Creek Golf Estate, South Africa

Donations made to Samruddhi Foundation are Deductible under Section 80G(2)(a)(IV)r.w.s 80G(5) Section 80G(5)(VI) of the Income Tax Act,1961 No.S-661/12A/CIT/MYS/2014-15 dated 11.08.2014 from Accounting Year 2014-15 onwards