S E V A K stands for Society for Empowerment through Voluntary Action in Karnataka. S E V A K was founded in the year 2009 as a registered Society registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 in Belgaum district, Belgaum. We work with the rural and urban communities for forming and strengthening community based organisations, promoting livelihood opportunities, management and development of natural resources, improving health and education status of the community, protecting and promoting rights of the children, empowerment of women and building capacities of the communities to raise and mange resources independently. We also work with other Networks, Government and other partner organisations to influence and promote child rights.
S E V A K believes that development is propelled by the full and conscience participation of the people at grassroots level. People’s participation can be achieved only through target community approach starting from the lowest. Further, the battle against poverty can be successfully fought only when people learn to work together and think and plan their own development through collective action.
S E V A K was registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 at Belgaum. It is recognized under section 12A and 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961. SEVAK has also registered under FCR Act, 2010 to receive foreign contributions.
Presently S E V A K (Society for Empowerment through Voluntary Action in Karnataka) is working in Belagavi district of Karnataka State on its core projects, however we also operate in Dharwad, Uttar Kannada and Koppal districts with our short term projects.
The major communities we work with are:
To initiate activities to create an atmosphere for all-round development of human beings and promotion and protection of environment and to create conducive environment for the development of Just and Peaceful Society with special focus on disadvantaged sections especially Children, Women, differently abled and socially and economically weaker sections
To create a more equal, just and sustainable society where people live in peace and dignity, without extreme poverty, self-reliant, live in clean environment and the empowered poor have fulfillment and a sense of self worth. The core of the vision is “Right to life with dignity for all”.
To empower the socially and economically weaker sections of the society, especially women, children, aged and disabled through providing advice, information, services and by participating with the intermediatory organsiations in extending cooperation and facilitation and initiate necessary support for their self reliance.
SEVAK strongly believes in the following core values:
- Independent living