Organization Goals

  • Enable the integration of urban slum- dwelling communities through holistic education focused on the girl child.
  • Educate 1500 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.



  • Ek tara was founded as a charitable Trust with a strength of 10.
  • Crèche was introduced with 60 children at 4, Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata 46.
  • 50 children went to school from Ek Tara.
  • Introduced remedial classes after school.
  • Vocational training was introduced to enable the women in the community to take up free training in cutting and stitching.


  • Student strength increased to 60 in the Crèche.
  • Started student assessment system to identify strengths and weaknesses of students.
  • Community outreach introduced to get the local community more involved.
  • Staff strength increased by 20%.


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


  • A milestone Ek Tara moved in to new premises of 7500 square feet.
  • The crèche, upgraded to Montessori with a three tier leaning system for age group 3-5 years with usage of proper Montessori aids.
  • Enrolment increased to 75% within the new capacity.
  • Introduction of Health and Nutrition programme.
  • Health camp for all the children.


  • Bought additional space 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.


  • Bought an additional space of 1200 square feet for running the vocational training classes.
  • Introduction and implementation of class 2 with enrolment of 80 children.
  • No-plastic zone introduced.
  • Summer camp held with recycled products.
  • Mothers forum introduced.
  • Total number of children increased to 620.
  • First ever annual concert “Ali Baba and 40 Thieves” held.


  • Introduction of Class 3 with 100 more children.
  • Total number of beneficiaries increased to 700.
  • Implementation of CPK in 3 wards.
  • Summer Camp held on River Ganga.


  • Introduction of Class 4.
  • Total number of beneficiaries to 800.
  • FCRA certification
  • First batch of ALP- Unmukt
  • New premises acquired to accommodate increasing number of children
  • Setting up of Social Enterprise
  • Expansion of sports facilities- swimming, football, rugby and tennis


  • Introduction of Class 5.
  • Increase in mainstream school enrolments to 50.
  • First ever art exhibition
  • First ever overseas exhibition and counting