Goals & Achievements

Holistic Education focused on the Girl Child


  • Enable the integration of urban slum- dwelling communities through holistic education focused on the girl child.
  • Educate 2500 children and women by 2023.
  • Empower 500 women with employable skills in 5 years.
  • Impact the lives of 5000 individuals by changing their mindset through education and skill building.

Achievements in


  • Introduction of Class 5.
  • Increase in mainstream school enrolments to 50 children.
  • First ever art and craft exhibition.
  • Plans to expand to a new-state of the art 20,000 sq ft education facility.
  • Launch of the ECLC (Early Childhood Learning Centre).

Achievements in


  • Introduction of Class 4.
  • Increase in total number of beneficiaries to 800.
  • FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulations Act) certification granted.
  • First batch of ALP (Adult Literacy Project) called Unmukt
  • Launch of Ek Tara Social Enterprise- “Creative Ek Tara Foundation”.
  • Introduction of sports facilities like swimming, football, rugby and tennis.

Achievements in


  • Introduction of Class 3.
  • Total number of beneficiaries increased to 700 children.
  • Implementation of first of its kind Mobile School initiative Chakke Pe Kaksha( in partnership with the Belgian organisation – The Mobile School).

Achievements in


  • First ever in house concert “Ali Baba and 40 Theives” held with over 300 participants.
  • Setting up of an additional space of 1200 sq ft for running the vocational training classes.
  • No-plastic zone introduced.
  • Summer camp held with 300 children.
  • Introduction of the Mothers Forum- a platform for women from the community to voice their issues.
  • Total number of children increased to 620.

Achievements in


  • A new space added on to introduce smart class- e learning module.
  • 10 children of Ek Tara successfully mainstreamed in reputed English medium affiliated schools of Kolkata.
  • Primary Class 1 introduced with 100 children.
  • Books, uniform and hot meal provided to all the primary school children.
  • Interventions in identification of mental health problems among the children.

Achievements in


  • Ek Tara moved in to its new premises of 7500 square feet.
  • Introduction of Health and Nutrition Programme.
  • The crèche, upgraded to Montessori with a three tier leaning system for age group 3-5 years with usage of proper Montessori aids.
  • Enrol Enrolment increased to 75%.

Achievements in


  • Increase in Montessori and school enrolment by 35%.
  • Introduction of afternoon meal plan for children.
  • Introduction of computer and Spoken English for school going children.
  • Successfully trained undergraduate students from the community as assistant teachers.

Achievements in


  • Student strength increased in the Crèche.
  • A system of regular assessment introducted to identify strengths and weaknesses of students.
  • Introduction of community outreach programme introduced.

Achievements in


  • Ek tara was founded as a charitable Trust with a strength of 20 children and women.
  • Introduction of Crèche was with 60 children at new premises.
  • Introduction of remedial classes after school.
  • Introduction of Vocational training. Project was introduced to enable and empower the women in the community.

The Way Ahead

Ek Tara’s New Education Facility

Ek Tara set up a new Education facility adjacent to its existing community centre in Topsia in April 2020. This new state-of-the-art facility, spread over 3 floors and an open terrace has 22 large classrooms, an integrated Science and Math (STEM) lab, an art room, a music room, a library, a multipurpose hall, an indoor game room, a sick room, administrative offices for Ek Tara and a dining cum play area for 300 children. This 20,000 square feet facility will be used to run academic, co-curricular and parent engagement activities for 1000 children from September 2020. Classrooms will be equipped with digital learning resources so that all beneficiaries have access to the latest tools and aids.

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Latest Happenings

Events, workshops & festivities at ek tara

Block Printing Activity

Block Printing Activity

Young Indians Kolkata organized a block printing workshop. Our kids mixed colours and painted using ornate wooden blocks. With…

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Plastics for Pads

Plastics for Pads

We asked our adolescent girls and community women to bring in single use plastics, which they were able to exchange for sanitary pads, all…

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