SARWA (St. Anne's Rural Welfare Association)-Kolar

SARWA (St. Anne's rural welfare association) is a religious voluntary service organization involved in rural development socio – medical and educational activities since 1995 in Kolar district, Karnataka, India. We work in Kolar district, catering services to 76 villages. Services are rendered to women, youth and children.

• Women empowerment: - We have formed 250 SHGs. They are involved in micro credit income generation activities. Trainings & awareness programmes are conducted on leadership, account and book keeping, IGP, health and hygiene, legal rights, agriculture animal husbandry & linkage to the nationalized banks etc.
• Vocational training :- Tailoring and embroidery 6 months certificate courses conducted in each panjayaths.
• Mobile clinic:- Health checkup, theme camps and awareness programmes conducted.
• Youth: - Trainings are given to village youth on career guidance, personality development, sex education, legal issues & leadership in their respective villages, schools and colleges. Drop outs are identified and send to technical institute. They are trained and employed just in 3 months with central Govt. certificate.
• MSW students are placed in our organization for the field and practical experience as a part of their academic study.

Senior citizens club (HIRIDAMA)
Senior citizens club was started on 20th January 2012 in Gokunte village, Kolar. Members are between the age of 60-96 years.
• To form a senior citizens club-Hiridama
• To provide them with spiritual, psychological, physical, medical and social support.
• To have a day care centre for deserving vulnerable and marginalized elderly people

Navajeevan Health centre - Kolar

Started in 1994 in Kolar district in order to provide health care facilities to the poor and needy people of the society, with general OP, IP and maternity services.

CCC (Community Care Center) for people living with HIV/AIDS

Navajeevan health centre is implementing the SPRUHA project ( KHPT-NACO-GFATM VI) since Dec-2008. The commitment of the project to improve the quality of life of our friends living with HIV/AIDS.

Goal and objectives of CCC

Goal: An increased number of PLHIV have access to better quality of life and reduced vulnerability through improved clinical care service, linking with relevant social service and community responses.


1. To expand the coverage of the access to service for PLHIV
2. To expand the scope of service provided to PLHIV
3. To ensure PLHIV receive various services in an environment without stigma, discrimination and denial.

Type of services

Counseling, Medical services, ART adherence, referral/linkages, home based care, positive prevention, nutrition, advocacy against stigma & education of children.
In our community care centre (CCC) So far we have treated OP- 5012 & IP 2629 including children. some of the patients are affected with TB . We have come across many poor widows and orphan children, affected & infected with HIV. We have placed few children in boarding schools, and others are helped for their education. We also got job opportunity for some widows and youth and helped their families. We do link these patients with various social schemes - like widow pension, old age pension, ration card, insurance policy, legal aid, nutritious food, and BHAGYA LAKSHMI scheme for pregnant mothers, conveyance, and formation of SHGs, IGP, self employment and OVC schemes.

Programme organized in district level along with other NGOs , and other Govt. Departments.
• World AIDS day
• World TB day
• Red Ribbon
• Candle day
• Blood & Eye donation day
• Youth day
• International women's day


We do go for prison ministry and provide services like medical camps, counseling and prayer services for the inmates.
Dots programme: Health awareness programme