The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is a tax exempt, registered non-profit service organization dedicated to bringing education & village development in rural India. Ekal’s philosophy is to take a holistic approach to social and economic development. The Ekal movement is the largest, grassroots, non-government education movement in India, operating in remote and tribal villages of India.
The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is a charitable trust that initiates, supports, and runs one-teacher schools (known as Ekal Vidyalayas) all over India. With the participation of numerous non-profit trusts and organizations, this program has become the largest grassroots, non-governmental education movement that operates in the remote villages of India.
The Ekal movement aims to help eradicate illiteracy from rural and tribal India by 2015, employing a holistic approach to social and economic development. To date, Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement of over 51,943 teachers, 6,000 voluntary workers, 35 field organization (throughout 22 Indian states), and 8 support agencies. It operates in over 53,000 schools and educates more than 1.5 million children.
A part from its goal of achieving the national standards of Minimum Level of Learning, Ekal Vidyalaya seeks to empower the village community for its own self-development through four aspects: functional literacy, health care education, development education, and empowerment education. Ekal Vidyalaya’s goal is to nearly double the current number of schools to 100,000 by the end of 2015, providing education to over 3 million children. The dedication of the donors, supporters, and workers of Ekal Vidyalaya is the key to this organization’s success.