VGKK believes in empowering tribal societies and achieving sustainable development keeping their core culture intact.
BR Hills located in south-eastern Karnataka is at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats and is a protected reserve under the Wildlife Protection
Professionals interested in public health/community health, newly qualified or soon after post-graduation can be provided short-term internships/assistantships/fellowships/stipends for periods of 6 months not exceeding one year to get
Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK), a synonym for Integrated Tribal Development is a not-for-profit organization founded by the Right Livelihood Awardee and Padmashree Dr. H. Sudarshan who is inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda.
All the wealth of the world cannot help one little village if the people are not taught to help themselves Dr. H. Sudarshan has epitomized the above words of Swami Vivekananda into a tangible testimony called VGKK which has transformed the lives of the Soliga tribes of BR Hills over three decades without disturbing their core culture as well as the ecology around. VGKK believes in empowering the Soligas with unique and target- oriented initiatives in Health Care, Education and sustainable Livelihoods.