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Opening up a world of education

Children love to learn. If they are denied access to knowledge, we also deny them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.

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Ek Tara is a registered social development organisation, in Kolkata, working with poor marginalized, migrant families residing in deplorable living conditions, in one of the largest slums. They are trapped in a spiral of poverty and illiteracy. Ek Tara's aims at making a positive dent in the lives of the girl children living in the slums who are first-generation learners, by ensuring access to quality education and providing them with opportunities for holistic development.

What started as a creche grew into one of the most reputed ECLC and Primary school projects. The medium of instruction is English and the classes are equipped with digital learning tools and resources. Every year a number of children are mainstreamed into formal schools. The Education Program includes Bridge Course for out of school children and Coaching support for mainstreamed children, to prevent dropouts. The curriculum is just not restricted to academics. A wide range of extracurricular activities are provided to support their overall growth.

Ek Tara believes in giving choices to girl children, empowering them to chart their own future. The attempt is to understand every girl child within their context, recognize and unleash their unique potentials and hone their individual skills.

The education program is supported by projects covering Health, Hygiene, Nutrition and Community Engagement.

Impact

"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Surpassing

12.8 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC

9,099

Scholarships

89.5%

retention rate

395,558

Teachers trained

45,000

schools and classrooms