Ekal Vidyalaya is an Indian-based nonprofit organization, which aims to empower and educate rural and tribal communities while instilling values of gender, social, and economic equality in underserved families. Established in 1988, the organization has rapidly expanded from the formation of its first school in Jharkhand to over 96,000 centers across India and Nepal. The primary focus of Ekal is to educate children free of cost. Specifically, trained teachers ensure that children and their families realize the importance of a solid education. Along with spreading literacy efforts, this organization also emphasizes the importance of healthcare, including hygiene, disease treatment/prevention, and maternal care, and ensures families use modern methods to support their livelihoods. Ekal’s inspirational vision and successful growth over the past 30+ years has provided education to over 2.6 million under-privileged students. Over half a million of these students were able to pursue higher education, graduating possessing the tools and work ethic to make a difference in the world.
Dhadkan is very excited to partner with such a noble cause this year. We plan to raise at least $5000, which allows us to adopt a school for life! For us to reach and exceed our goal, we would greatly appreciate any support we could get! All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go straight to Ekal Vidyalaya, and we, along with the wonderful folks at Ekal, would love it if you could donate. No amount is too small as even the smallest donations can make a massive difference in the lives of these young children