Karuna Trust began as a response to the high prevalence of Leprosy in Yelandur Taluk, Chamarajanagar district. Over the years, the Trust has expanded its scope of work to Health, Education, Livelihoods and Advocacy areas. Karuna Trust believes in providing need based, people oriented and culturally acceptable methods using appropriate technology with minimum cost to the community;
Vision is for a society in which we strive to provide an equitable and integrated model of health care, education and livelihoods by empowering marginalized people to be self reliant.
Mission is to develop a dedicated service minded team that enables holistic development of marginalized people, through innovative, replicable models with a passion for excellence.
What are the benefits to the IYA Member Institutions?
- Generation of opportunity to serve the social cause
- Opportunity to be involved in the Healthcare system of Government of India
What are the benefits to members from your institutions?
- All IYA members can volunteer to teach, treat and / or educate people in rural and tribal areas of India
- Such volunteers will be provided free food and accommodation
- Such volunteers can find an ideal environment for deep yoga sadhana
- Such volunteers will also be given an opportunity to serve in the headquarters of Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra in the hill station just off jungles of BR Hills
- Opportunity to administer yoga therapy the destitute women with mental illnesses at Manasa center in Mysore
- Letter of Community Service from Indian Yoga Association to the members
What is IYA role?
- Facilitation; we will help easy coordination with the Karuna Trust-operated PHCs
What are the select locations?
About 80 PHCs in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh
What are the prerequisites to participate as IYA Member Institution?
Any MI involved in Yoga Teaching, Training and Therapy qualifies
What is the next step?
1. Attitude of Service
Service is a yogic vehicle which can help accelerate our growth. Please note that we should bring in an attitude of service, a seva bhava. With this in mind, the Project Directors should try and conserve resources, including financial resources. An order of precedence to utilize resources could be:
- Free resources or resources made available freely by IYA friend and well-wishers.
- Part-time resources which may be used if not for the entire day, then for a period of time daily, weekly or monthly without any cost to the organization.
- Paid services
- Costs which may be reimbursed: For those mandated to raise bills for IYA, it is advised that clear accounts books are maintained
2. Dos and Don’ts for IYA workers
A – Dos:
- Should lead a Yoga way of life;
- Should consult local committee for any decisions that may effect the traditions of IYA
- Should present already-available, documented evidence of yoga research while making public statements; while making public and press presentations and announcements, it is suggested to back check with IYA Head Office for quality of content and concept
- Be positivea bout all Yoga schools, Paramparas and Institutions.
B – Don’ts:
- Should not criticize or enter into debate about any school of yoga
- Should not glorify IYA or personalities of IYA without documented proof
- Should not glorify yoga or other systems of philosophies without documented proof
4. Who is eligible?
IYA would prefer this order of precedence for selection of Project Staff for implementation IYA vision and mission
- Expenses incurred by people who offer their valuable time and resources may be directly billed to IYA and reimbursed
- Full Time Workers: Will be directly on the payroll of IYA. Such workers will be given specific deliverables and are accountable directly to IYA through the Project Directors.
- Part Time Workers: Will be recruited on a contractual basis.
- Incentivized Workers: Such workers may be given jobs where target-specific objectives will be set. Sooner such targets are met, higher will be the take home
We are looking for a Project Director for this Project
- Qualifications: Prior experience in such projects
- Remuneration: Not a constraint for the right candidate
- Deliverables: Should make project sustainable; must develop a team