VEDIKE Rural Campus is based at Kallinaikanahalli, which is a village in Gauribidanur Taluk, Chikballapur District, Karnataka, India. It is located 27 KM west of the District Headquarters in Chikballapur, 16 KM from Gauribidanur, 65 KM from Bangalore and 54 KM from Bangalore Airport. Vedike works with communities in a 40 KM radius from our campus, hence working with rural and peri-urban communities at the grassroots level.
As well as focusing on education, VEDIKE works on issues such as sanitation, health and hygiene, housing, adult literacy and capacity building, and targets communities in rural Bangalore and Chikballapur District.
Since the launch of the Swaach Bharath campaign VEDIKE led by young people have not only raised awareness on health and sanitation issues but have also helped build 26 bathrooms/toilets for underprivileged families in rural Bangalore.
VEDIKE has built 7 houses for struggling, women-headed families in rural Bangalore.
VEDIKE has run several adult literacy and capacity building programs, such as evening English classes and sewing classes, specifically targeting women living in the rural communities around our campus. In the future we aim to build a Vocational Education/Livelihood Training Centre to increase the capacity of the local community in rural Bangalore.
Since the inception of Vedike Global School in 2018, Vedike has been partnering with the Baptist Hospital, Bangalore to conduct free health camps for, not only our school students, but also children attending government schools and Aanganwadi's in the local area.