KGVK is working towards integrated sustainable development in rural areas Jharkhand through convergent efforts of the Government, Corporate bodies, NGOs, scientific Institutes and beneficiaries since 1972.
KGVK initiated putting holistic eight pillared theory of Total Village Management into practice by establishing the TVM Gurukul in 2006, a grass root knowledge management hub at Rukka, Ranchi.
Areas Of Operation: Ranchi, Ramgarh, Palamu, Sareikela- Kharsawan and East Singhbhum district ( Jharkhand) KGVK is working under The Eight Pillars of TVM in 351 villages of the above mention district and has expertise in Natural Resource Management; Resource Mobilization and Infrastructure Development Health, Nutrition & Sanitation; Education; Women's Empowerment; Tribal development; Energy Inclusion; Formation of SHGs and CBOs; Capacity Building & Market Linkage; Livelihood promotion and Income generation activities.
To contribute to the Millennium Development Goals in the areas of our operation and spread Total Village Management (TVM) beyond Jharkhand and India.
To promote among the people of rural Jharkhand sustainable integrated development through partnership and Total Village Management (TVM) that makes a real difference in their lives, creating ownership and igniting initiative and innovation, measured by transforming beneficiaries to producers, entrepreneurs and customers.
Integrity | Equity | Transparancy | Compassion | Committment
The Global Changemakers Programme (GCM) is an initiative formally started in 2009 as a platform to bring young professionals from across India and around the world, to work on the Total Village Management (TVM) model in rural Jharkhand. The programme is either structured as a relationship between KGVK and a partner organisation, or directly pursued with direct applicants or referrals. In the last three years of its existence, the GCM has attracted more than 25 young professionals and students for periods varying from one-month to two years. Our GCs have contributed immensely to different aspects of KGVK working closely with the KGVK teams and continue to stay in touch with us. The Programme is quite flexible and each GC is assigned a Mentor within the organisation for the duration of stay. For short stays, KGVK provides paid accommodation in our guest house on campus, else assists with logistics for longer-term GCs. Very few options for free boarding are available.
Structuring the engagement:
The assignments are structured around the interests and competencies of the incoming GC, their organisation’s focus areas where relevant and availability of suitable projects within KGVK. While short-term assignments (less than 3 months) are structured prior to arrival in KGVK, we usually work with the GC in evolving a joint plan for longer periods of time. For longer-term commitment, adequate lead time is provided to structure this effectively through multiple conversations with internal teams and also a two week on boarding session upon arrival.
While a short-term project could be something like “Data collection from Primary Schools in Villages to evaluate dropout rate and attendance of teachers”, longer term engagement could be three-fold: ownership of a project or piece of a large project with a team, managing a partnership and a third piece of personal and creative interest.
List of partner institutions and organisations from where our Changemakers come include:
Stipend for Global Changemaker:
The model is quite varied, ranging from paid volunteer positions to positions funded by partner organisations where KGVK plays the host. KGVK also provides Scholarship Stipend to select Global Changemakers based on need and match for position. Where appropriate, there is an opportunity to continue engagement with KGVK beyond the programme as a full-time employee, extended programme duration or through participation in our Friends of KGVK network activities. Of course, many of our past GCs have continuing links with their programme host and employees