Beti, Lucknow, India
An NGO that is run with great dedication by its founder Sehba Hussain
“Project Kamyab” was started in Hamirapur village on the outskirts of Lucknow, with funds donated by EKTA. This project has transformed the lives of hundreds of children from poor families living in this remote and backward hamlet by providing them free education through 6 Alternative Learning Centre. Many have appeared in the examination under Open Basic Education (OBE) of National Institute of Open Schooling (N.I.O.S) and several have qualified to join mainstream schools for higher education. Girls aged 15 -21 years are taught livelihood earning skills at the 6 Vocational Training Centers also established with Ekta’s help.
The Royal Educational Society, Maharashtra, India
Dr Undre School and Junior College provides education to boys and girls up to Std XII. Founded with just 26 students and 2 teachers, today it has over 300 students. Girls are encouraged to pursue higher education and are given due assistance.
Ekta has helped Dr. Undre in a project that rescued, educated and rehabilitated many children who were the victims of the communal riots in Gujrat.
Anjuman – e – Khawateen, Hyderabad, India
Founded by Tayeba Begum and supported by her family members, this primary school is situated an area where it’s hard to keep children off the streets. By offering free education and a mid day meal, over 200 children from very poor families have now got the opportunity to brighter future. Although the medium of instruction is Urdu, Telugu, the regional language is also taught. Ekta helped improve the facilities available in the class rooms and paid salaries for Teachers who would teach these children basic English.
Safrani Memorial School, Hyderabad, India
Started by Suraiyamma, who has been involved with the preservation and revival of the dying handloom weaving industry of South India, this school was primarily set up for the children of poor weavers. Today, it provides quality education to many children from poor families in the outskirts of hyderabad. With funds donated by Ekta, the school was able to set up a computer and IT lab.
The River Project, India.
A collaboration of the Rishi Valley Foundation with schools located in remote villages, this project mainly concentrates its efforts on providing teachers with the right kind of training needed to teach children who are from rural areas. The programs now reach 61,000 schools, 280,000 teachers and 7.9 million children.
National Girls High School, Bandra – East, Mumbai, India.
Situated in Behramnagar, an economically backward suburb of Mumbai, The National Girls High School has over 2000 students on its rolls. Ekta has helped ease the financial burden of the school.
Muslim Welfare Trust, Dhule, Maharashtra, India.
Started in two rooms situated in the fish market, today the school has its own building laboratories, science equipment and sufficient teaching staff. The students, mostly from extremely poor families, have shown commendable result in the Board examinations.
Funds from Ekta have provided the benches, chair, blackboards and other essentials for classrooms.
Al – Noor Society, Aligarh, India
The perseverance of Salma Ansari has resulted in the Quila public School situated in the Aligarh Fort. This is the only school in Aligarh with free education to all irrespective of caste, creed or religion. It provides a scholarship of 300 rupees per child for one year which includes uniforms, books and stationery as well as trained teachers and nutritious meals. Ekta supports this tremendous initiative.