Our Story

Our offering is to provide high-quality holistic education to enable community transformation

A registered Trust, ektara began its journey in 2011 with a small group of children and women from impoverished families in the slums of Topsia and Tiljala.

Starting with just 20 odd beneficiaries, ektara now has 630 children attending classes, given school uniform, and a daily nutritious meal and 50 women in the Vocational Training Programmes.

The organization has a dedicated staff of 72, many of whom have been recruited from within the community after honing existing skills and training. It follows the Government’s Child Protection Policy, and the Programmememe focus is primarily girls and women.

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Our Community

Most of our beneficiaries are migrants from neighboring states who settled here for better job prospects when the tanneries were fully functional. However, the government crackdown on tanneries operating within city limits led to mass unemployment.

The cycle of poverty and lack of education has prohibited this community from any development and we hope for a better future for the present generation. Most families consist of 6-7 members with one earning member with an average income of Rs.3,500-Rs.4,000 per month.

Why did we start

Ektara started its intervention for the following reasons :

  • Need for formal English education with stress on technology aided classes.
  • Need for Health, Nutrition and Hygiene awareness.
  • Need for livelihood opportunities for women.

All programmes and projects at Ektara have been designed to meet these needs in a sustainable manner.