Conceptualized and ushered in by Venkatraman Iyer and Vijaya Venkat, Swabhimaan, a registered public charitable trust, began its services in 2000. Since then, Swabhimaan has been concerting all its efforts in serving the underprivileged in the neighborhoods of Bangalore like Rajendranagar, LR Nagar, and Neelasandra near Koramangala, Karesandra in Banashankari and Subhashnagar near Electronic City by delivering numerous services. We strive to enable our socio-economically challenged communities through quality education, affordable healthcare, livelihood initiatives, women empowerment, covid relief, flood relief, etc.READ MORE
Community development has a long history of innovation and Humanity is our ultimate community and everyone plays a crucial role. Swabhimaan envisions to enable a quality life and make people independent through various programs.
Our educational programs focus on training teachers, providing scholarships to students, and establishing community centers with free Tuitions, Library and Computers and running various youth empowerment programs like teaching soft skills, football coaching.
We at Swabhimaan, try to recognize the respective traits of women and youth of the community and bestow them with opportunities to make them independent. We run various job-oriented skill building sessions. This helps in making people ready for jobs within and outside the community.
To address the issue of malnutrition and to make the community hunger-free, Swabhimaan runs large scale grocery distribution drives reaching the doorsteps of a minimum of 500 people every day.
Providing resources for better health is another area where Swabhimaan is working relentlessly. With our vast network of corporates and NGOs, we conduct health-hygiene awareness sessions, provide low-cost clinics, and distribute sanitary kits as part of our few ongoing activities.
Swabhimaan lends interest free loans mostly to the non-working housewives to start small businesses of their own for the past 15 years. This has shown multi-fold benefits. These loans have enabled the women to make their families financially strong.