Community Outreach

The objective is to create an environment for our community partners to help them establish key strategic priorities and support sustainable development. This process helps achieve greater self sufficiency for present and future generations.

Working closely with people living in the Ward 59, 65 & 66, Ek Tara develops and delivers programs and initiatives that respond to their needs and supports the communities. Focusing on local priorities, and bringing people together around key issues, providing information / training, encourage collaboration, support planning and implementation along with local authorities; Ek Tara delivers benefits to the local residents. It’s a triangular methodology based on stakeholder engagement, feedback and consultant recommendation.

To ensure that our interventions met with success a Community Mobilization Programme was becoming increasingly necessary. We take regular assessments of our beneficiaries by collecting household data and evaluating the worthiness of their sponsorship. Due to this Programme we are also able to share information with stakeholders for the advancement of our initiatives and get a better understanding of our impact.

Programme Details

Nurturing self sufficiency for present and future generations.

Chakke Pe Kaksha- Mobile School

This project in partnership with the Belgian organization– The Mobile School aims at providing quality learning resources at the primary level using 360 panels on various subjects. It reaches out to 600 children.

The project seeks out street and slum children in their own environment and creates positive meeting places where the child is unconditionally accepted and respected. The street workers visit the children to listen to them, build up a trusting relationship and offer opportunities to develop a positive self-image.

Adult literacy project / Youth Mobilization

Increasing numbers of young people are trapped in urban poverty, without the skills they need to build themselves a better life. Ek Tara works on ways of providing skill based training to both adult and youth.

Ek Tara equips women with the ability to make informed choices through the Adult Literacy Project – Unmukt. This project reaches out to women in an area close to their homes and involves sill building through tailoring and mehindi training. The project started in January 2018 has impacted 45 lives.

Engaging the youth through various projects that gives the ability to share their learning is a key strength of our project. Youth pursuing college / skill building stay connected by sharing their learning and experience with the younger kids using the Chakke Pe Kaksha that reaches out to children living in the community but going to different schools. Currently we have a team of 30 youth and the programme intends to reach out to a higher number through the computer training programme in the coming months.

Adult literacy project / Youth Mobilization

Increasing numbers of young people are trapped in urban poverty, without the skills they need to build themselves a better life. Ek Tara works on ways of providing skill based training to both adult and youth.

Ek Tara equips women with the ability to make informed choices through the Adult Literacy Project – Unmukt. This project reaches out to women in an area close to their homes and involves sill building through tailoring and mehindi training. The project started in January 2018 has impacted 45 lives.

Engaging the youth through various projects that gives the ability to share their learning is a key strength of our project. Youth pursuing college / skill building stay connected by sharing their learning and experience with the younger kids using the Chakke Pe Kaksha that reaches out to children living in the community but going to different schools. Currently we have a team of 30 youth and the programme intends to reach out to a higher number through the computer training programme in the coming months.

Community Outreach / Mothers’ forum

Parental support includes direct effects on learning before and during formal education, as well as monitoring and facilitating factors that are indirectly linked, such as nutrition, behavior, health, and hygiene.

Ek Tara engages with the families through awareness programmes. The mothers forum is a platform that equips an elective parent representative body that replicates the learning acquired during their time at EK Tara .

The project reaches out to 800 families.

Ek Tara

31/1 Topsia Road (South)
Kolkata 700046 | India
+91 81006 53335
info@ektara.org.in