Our Roots

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is a development organization, engaged in building a new civil society in India through its grassroots to policy-level action in Health, Education and Community Development sectors. Acting as a key promoter and facilitator of community’s efforts towards self-reliance and empowerment, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is developing local, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to sustain community-driven progress. While these projects are essential and are of enormous significance to the millions of people who have given us an opportunity to serve them, one also needs to look at the ultimate vision and mission of such an organization.

In line with the commitment of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) towards catalyzing reforms in the development sector, the TRAC (Training, Research, Advocacy and Consultancy) services was conceptualized to consolidate the learnings of SVYM’s 25-plus years of work in the community and share them with like-minded organizations. It aims to serve India by building the potential of individuals & institutions for the development sector (Govt, NGOs and Corporates) and synergize their efforts for better, collective gain. It also strives to develop innovative programmatic models for the development sector and influence public policy.

GRAAM will leverage the relationships of SVYM in local populations, governmental agencies in India, development agencies and in academic institutions in India and abroad. An independent board composed of multidisciplinary and multicultural adviser’s will ensure unbiased, pertinent, and needed activities. With this in mind, GRAAM will conduct relevant grassroots research in order to give the community at large a platform and advocate their issues.