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V-CARE (Vision for Culture, Arts and Research Enhancement) is an NGO based in the city of Mysuru, India. We are working with cultural promotion and social rejuvenation with the aim of helping people towards self-empowerement.

Our primary objectives are:

  • Empowerment of women and children.

  • Addressing mental health issues.

  • Personality development programmes for youths.

  • Establishment of therapeutic centres as well as educational institutions for the needy people.

The organisation officially came into existence in June 2009 but our work stretch back to the late 1990s. Our interventions have been in urban, rural and tribal communities.

The founder chairperson of the organisation is Dr. Kumudini Achchi. Dr. Achchi is a professional social worker serving the Department of Studies in Social Work of JSS College, Ooty Road, Mysuru as Assistant Professor. Being herself a classical dancer, Kumudini is using performing arts with a therapeutic approach at the individual, group and community level.