campus Development Fund

Samvada has the 80G recognition, so you can receive a tax exemption on your contribution

Our long-cherished dream has been to build an eco-friendly space dedicated to the empowerment of marginalised youth across Karnataka. We are working towards building a campus where youth from marginalised communities will live and learn together, expanding horizons and re-thinking aspirations without fear of ridicule or fear of being forced into professions against their wishes!

With a growing number of courses and capacity to cater to a widening student population, we now require a space which can simultaneously host 2-3 courses can be held simultaneously at Baduku Community College and several short workshops for youth from the youth resource centres.

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With a lot of support from our well-wishers, we have got closer to our  goal. Your solidarity at this critical juncture will be vital.

Our Needs

Presently, we  work from rented premises for our Youth Resource Centers, Administrative office, Baduku Community Colleget and have no space to conduct workshops for  youth from our  Yuva Samvada Kendras. This has meant shifting from one rented house to another, working with severe constraints on space and  constantly looking for low cost training venues where we can conduct  short workshops and long-term courses.

Samvada conducts  over 30-35 short and long duration training events round the year.  While many of these learning events happen on farms, mountain tops, the internet, several trainings are hosted in our Training House. The House  is presently over-stretched to provide a make-shift classroom, discussion spaces, joint messing, dormitories and a student lab, with little space for recreation.  The house cannot accommodate more than 25 people at any given time.

The Dream of Building a Unique Campus

We are envisioning a campus where youth from marginalised communities will live and learn together, expanding horizons & re- thinking aspirations without fear of ridicule or fear of being forced into professions against their wishes! We need a space where 2-3 courses can be held simultaneously as we have a target of 5 courses each year and several short workshops for youth from the YRCs.

Over the years, we have been painstakingly collecting donations from friends and well wishers to buy a piece of land where we can build a campus for Baduku Community College. The campus will include a training centre  which can be shared  by all our Yuva Samvada Kendras for short workshops. So far, we have raised and paid 56 lakhs for the land registration process. We are highly grateful to our wonderful supporters for helping us reach till this point. Since we have raised and paid nearly 90% of the costs of land purchase and registration, we only require to raise an additional 8 lakhs to finalise the purchase of the land, 4 lakhs for land and 4 lakhs for registration expenses. This is the last lap of a long journey and we appeal to our friends to help us raise  this remaining amount as soon as possible.

Land documents have been rigorously checked by our legal team and our institutional donors have agreed to give us a sizable grant to construct the buildings we need.

What Do You Get When You Share This Dream

  • The joy of having helped someone who is struggling to build their lives – someone who has shown the courage to participate in Samvada’s programmes, which teach them to look at themselves and the world critically.

  • The pleasure of contributing to an organization that works with hundreds of disadvantaged youth and engages them in building a better tomorrow for all of us.

  • Samvada has the 80G  recognition, so you can get tax exemptionson the amount contributed to Samvada.

Highlights of the New Campus

  • Classrooms and discussion rooms
  • Dormitories
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Indoor recreation space
  • Staff rooms
  • Guest suites
  • Warden suites
  • Large open area for games and sports
  • Demonstration farming
  • Demonstration of green-building technologies