Ek Tara began its education programme with 60 children. A small vocational unit was also set up for women. Informal classes were introduced for school dropouts.
Ek Tara moved into a 7500 sq ft facility and introduced its Montessori, Nutrition and Health project. The student enrollment went up to 250.
Ek Tara introduced its primary school project with 100 children. 10 children were successfully enrolled in reputed mainstream schools.
Introducing digital classes
Digital literacy projects and a mental health counseling cell were created for children. First ever annual function held with over 300 participants at Gyan Manch.
ChakkePeKaksha, a mobile school from Belgium was launched to engage children academically as an outreach project.
Formalizing Co Curricular activities
CCA’s such as karate, football and swimming with an introduction to arts and culture-based activities were launched. A curated recycled art exhibit by the children titled Kalatmak. Total number of beneficiaries increased to 1000.
Relief and Rehabilitation Projects for Covid -19
Food and essentials were regularly distributed to the beneficiaries and their families. In addition to the relief provided, a Covid-19 book was also launched.
Launch of Ek Tara Learning Centre
After months of running a unique tele-learning engagement project for our children (because of the pandemic), we launched a 20000 sq ft. state-of-the-art learning facility in March 2021.
Tomorrowland Foundation Music and Arts School
Ek Tara partnered with Tomorrowland Foundation in Belgium to expand its CCA programme. This school will be one of the three Music and Arts schools by the Foundation in the world.
- Facilitating holistic education for girls.
- Change in mindsets to elevate the position of girls.
- Create community leaders.
- Focus on collaborative networks to scale impact.
How Our Interventions Transform Lives
We provide a holistic education in a safe and nurturing environment by
thinking and reasoning
Informed life choices
towards position of girls in society
- Girls still have no access to quality education.
- With illiteracy and poverty they are prone to early marriage and child labour.
- The area is notorious as the largest crime belt in Eastern India with trafficking, drug peddling, making girls and women here extremely vulnerable.
Reports and Resources
- Summer camp with a difference
- NGOs devise ways to get kids back to class in Kolkata
- Ek Tara Anondo Gari launched at corporation primary school
- Anondo Gari by Ek Tara and Mobile School aims to bridge learning gap
- Money lessons matter: Preparing students for a future of financial freedom
- Ek Tara Climate Warriors find inspiration in Greta Thunberg
- Ek Tara: Transforming Kolkata’s Youth
- Adversity to Opportunity: A Story of Hope in the Increasingly Uncertain World
- Take Us Back to School: Traumatized Children
- Duties no block for debut show
Since its inception Ek Tara has educated close to 2000 children.
- The high quality education model means that 95% students successfully transition from pre-primary to high school.
- Children moving from Ek Tara to other educational institutions continue to secure 1st division in their higher examinations.
- Girls have been sensitized about the need to be self-sufficient and there is a 70% increase in women seeking skill building opportunities.
- Change in mindset of parents towards girl’s education as demonstrated though various participation in their child’s development.
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