Loyola Vikas Kendra a social action wing of North Karnataka Jesuit Educational and Charitable Society (NKJE & CS) run by Jesuits of Karnataka, a leading NGO in both in Mundgod and HangalTalukas of Uttara Kannada and Haveri districts has put in sustained efforts to work for the integral development of the poor, fighting for justice, building up their self-esteem, restoring human dignity, creating awareness, promoting health and hygiene, releasing them from the fetters of money lenders and eradicating poverty.
We foster 320 Self Help groups in Mundgod and Hangal Talukas which operate various activities with competence. In the education sector we do a lot of work among the children and youth. We have organized 2650 children in 117 children’s clubs. Regular Meeting and different competitions and inputs are provided to these members. We take tuitions for the children in many villages. There are two tailoring centers especially for young girls to support their livelihood. Regular computer and spoken English classes are conducted in Mundgod and Hangal respectively. We run 13 Village hostelsmainly for the primary and High school students. This year we have 370 students in our village hostels.