Community Engagement

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 municipal Wards 59, 65 & 66, Ek Tara develops and delivers programmes 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 the success of our intervention, 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.

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.

Mothers’ Forum

Ek Tara works to empower deprived girls and women through education, information sharing, capacity building and be financially independent. We realized early on that engaging with the community is important for a holistic impact. Over the years we have engaged with over 1000 mothers sharing information, short courses on digital literacy and communicative English. More recently, to formalize this network, Ek Tara launched a Mothers’ Forum called “Inara” (Ray of Light) to mobilise and empower young mothers to combat adversities and as platform to voice and discuss issues, build community peer leaders.

Vidhi Beri’s book “Decoding Motherhood” is dedicated to all the mothers and aspiring parents across the World especially the Mothers Forum at Ek Tara, who are no less than Supermoms. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards supporting this project in the first year.

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