Swami Rama Institute of Vocational Education and Research
Malethi, Uttaranchal, India
SRIVERM was established by the Trust in 2005 to give literacy, vocational, and socio-economic development to the underprivileged and underserved sections of the society in the hill district of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarkhand, deep in the Himalayas. Following are its current initiatives:
· Public School
· Vocational Training
· Ayurvedic Herbal Plantation
The Public School is presently covering children up to 8th grade, with approximately 100 students (to be progressively increased every year through grade 12th). The Vocational Wing provides Vocational Training Courses in Computer Operation and Programming. Electrical Work, Tailoring and Sewing, and Plumbing. All graduates of the vocational program receive a National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) certification. The Ayurvedic Herbal Plantation initiative provides education and training to the community in the cultivation of globally marketable herbal plants and their processing, as well as income - generation for the SRIVERM.
There is an exciting 2010 update:The SRIVERM Bachelor of Education College has been granted certification seats for 100 Himalayan Mountain villagers.