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EKAL VIDYALAYA FOUNDATION OF CANADA

Ekal Canada is a registered charity engaged in the education of rural children at the grassroots level in India

https://ekal.ca/ Tax ID 853421162RR0001

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Ekal Canada helps run over 102,000 schools that educate 2.8 million children in rural, remote parts of India. Ekal Canada is a registered charity / non-profit organization engaged in the education of tribal, indigenous children in rural India and Nepal. It is the largest grassroots movement of its kind in the world.




The Ekal movement aims to help eradicate illiteracy from rural and tribal India and Nepal following the philosophy of rural development based on the criteria of equality and inclusiveness across all the sections of the society. Ekal Vidyalaya is a people's movement with a vision to facilitate the process of empowering rural and tribal communities based on the concept of social, economic and gender equality.


Ekal's mission is the holistic development of villages through basic education, digital literacy, skill development, health awareness, modern sustainable agricultural practices and rural entrepreneurship. A contribution of CAD $500 helps run one Ekal school for an entire year, educates 30 children and has a positive impact on 30 rural families.



Ekal Foundation in numbers:-


102,724 schools in rural and tribal areas

2,783,306 total students

1,392,330 boys are currently enrolled

1,390,976 girls are currently enrolled



At the time of independence, India’s literacy rate was a staggering 11%. Since then, it has made tremendous strides in educating its people. Present day, the literacy rate stands at 68% for the rural population in India - well below the world average literacy rate of 84%. The tribal / rural inhabitants live in remote areas, far from major cities. Those areas are highly deprived of basic amenities, modern facilities and even basic infrastructure. In this scenario, the Ekal movement emerged as the most pragmatic solution to this national need. Ekal is now active in over 10 countries globally including the United States of America, UAE, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, UK and Australia.



Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada was registered as an Ontario Corporation in 2006 and attained Canadian charitable status in 2007. Charity Registration Number (Canada): 853421162RR0001. We welcome donors as well as volunteers to join us in this noble cause. Volunteer registration is open. We have regional chapters across Canada in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, London, Windsor, Ottawa etc.



Ekal Canada website: https://ekal.ca/



Ekal Vidyalaya (single teacher schools):


Ekal Vidyalaya is a one-teacher school primarily in the remote tribal villages where often there are not even the basic necessities of life such as roads, hospitals, schools, clean water etc. A school consists of 25 to 40 children and there are no formal school buildings. Classes are held under a tree, in a verandah, or wherever else is available. A blackboard, teacher and students form the classroom.


Recently, Arogya Foundation was formed to carry forward the mission of reaching the remotest village in India to provide better health care services based on the concept of  Home Remedies, it helps:-


* To bridge the gap between remote areas and modern health facilities.

* Creating awareness by health care education – Emphasis is on Sanitation, Nutrition, Personal Hygiene and Mother & Child Healthcare.

* Providing preventive and curative health services (Healthcare activity).

* To create awareness about the National health program.


Also, Gramothan Foundation of India is formed to take forward the mission of Integrated Village Development (IVD) by developing Gramothan Resource Centre to work as growth Resource Centre for 100 villages.



Special Ekal Projects in Rural Communities:-


1. E-Shiksha (Teaching with Tablets)

2. Tailoring Training Center

3. Ekal On Wheels (Mobile Van for Digital Literacy)

4. Integrated Village Development

5. Telemedicine

6. Gramothan (Village Development) Resource Center

7. Digital Literacy Training Center