Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA

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aka Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA   |   Houston, TX   |  www.ekal.org

Mission

Holistic development of villages through empowerment of tribal (vanvasi) and rural communities in India with basic education, digital literacy, Skill development, health awareness, learning modern and productive agricultural practices and rural entrepreneurship.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Ramesh Shah

Main address

P.O Box 821369 www.ekal.org

Houston, TX 77282-1369 USA

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EIN

77-0554248

NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is focused on the holistic development of villages through empowerment of tribal and rural communities living in remote rural villages in India with basic education, digital literacy, Skill development, health awareness, learning modern and productive agricultural practices and rural entrepreneurship.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Primary School Education

Education of children from K - 3rd grade.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Basic sanitation and healthcare education for the rural setting.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children exceeding 80% school attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Primary School Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We gather the attendance of the children in the schools.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our focus is the holistic development of rural remote villages in India. Our first intervention is to bring basic literacy into the villages. We run single teacher schools in rural remote villages. Once the school is established and working well, we then add health services and skill development to bring economic opportunities for the villagers. Our long term goal is to ensure that the villagers have the resources to live healthy productive lives in the villages

We have a tiered approach for transforming a village. Our first step is to go into a village and create a trusting relationship. We form a village committee that helps us bring Ekal to the village. Basic literacy is critical for development. Our first intervention is to run a single teacher school using a local youth as a teacher. We provide semi-annual training to the teachers. The second intervention is the area of health where we take local youth and train them to be health care providers. Our third intervention is skill training. Our focus is on Digital Literacy, tailoring and on improved farming techniques for better produce. If all are successful, the village is removed from the charity rolls of Ekal and becomes self-sustaining. The villagers at that time would have enough resources to support to the school and other services that Ekal provides.

Our core strength is the large pool of over 800,000 volunteers from the villages and cities that help manage the various aspects of the organization. These volunteers know the local culture well and can take our core projects and customize them to suit local conditions. Our village volunteers help run the field operations while our city volunteers provide them with funds and required support. We also get thought leadership from leading organizations like IIT Bombay that has helped bring the latest technology to help leapfrog our efforts using the latest technology tools.

We currently run schools in over 80,000 rural remote villages teaching 2.2 Million Children. We have Mobile Computer Labs bringing education to remote villages. We also have health programs running in 6000 villages.Our Economic empowerment programs are impacting nearly 2000 villages. We also have 30% of the villages that are self-supporting.

Our goal is to have all programs run in 100,000 villages.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Suresh Iyer

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA

Ramesh Shah

Chairman

Vinod Jhunjhunwala

Vice-Chairperson

Ashok Danda

Advisor

Viral Patel

Vice President(Technology)

Subhash Gupta

Chairman-Advisor

Suresh Iyer

President

Ranjani Saigal

Exec. Director

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

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