Our education programme began with a very small number of children enrolled in the School-support and Non-Formal projects. Currently the education programme consists of the Montessori Project, Primary Project, Non-Formal Project, School support Project (including mainstream schools) and ECA Project. In 2017-2018 there were over 650 children enrolled in the above projects.
We believe the different projects instituted will ensure all children between 3-17 years of age have access to quality education.
Children are enrolled at the age of 3 years and above. This project is divided into 3 sections based on the age groups of children. Currently there are 210 children in this project.
This project consists of classes 1, 2 and 3 and in 2018 class 4 will be introduced. The syllabus is in sync with English medium mainstream schools with special focus on social skills and digital learning.
SCHOOL SUPPORT PROJECT
Over 170 children are enrolled in this project. All costs pertaining to their education along with remedial and extracurricular classes are borne by Ektara.
NON FORMAL PROJECT
This is a special year-long bridge course that has been developed for school dropouts to integrate them into the regular school system. For those who are not academically inclined, vocational training options are available.
Ektara began this initiative…….This is used across all projects”
Even though our focus is on education, we believe that it is incomplete without substantial extra-curricular activities.
Semi classical and Kathak classes are held for girls who have shown interest in learning the different dance forms.
Music classes are held for all children across all projects of the education programme.
We encourage children to take up art and craft from an early age as it helps cognitive development.
A story teller stimulates curiosity and helps develop literacy skills. For this reason we ensure a story teller comes in and reads books that are present in our library so that children may feel encouraged to make reading a habit.
Drama helps children develop an appreciation for the culture and arts. Our children put up a performance of ‘Ali Baba aur Chalis Chor’ for the 2016 Annual Day Function.
A karate teacher comes to our centre so that our children can achieve great physical fitness and enhance their concentration power.