Swami Vivekanand
“If the poor boy cannot come to education, then education must go to him”.
The Ekal movement is the largest grassroots, non-government education movement in India, operating free schools in over 63,061 villages, as of Dec 2017 - educating over 1.7 million children annually in the poorest and remote corners of India.
The DFW Chapter of Ekal is thankful to our local community for their generosity in supporting literacy in 400+ Ekal villages every year, over the last 5 years.


Ekal Vidyalaya Mission

Functional literacy for children in tribal and remote corners of India
Focus on Basic Education for children aged 6-14
  • Reading and writing in their own language
  • Basic Arithmetic and Value Education (Sanskar Shiksha)
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao - facilitate education and empowerment of the girl child
Ekal is proud to share that nearly 50% of our 1,464,685 students are Girls

 Ekal School Model

 Vidyalaya runs usually for 3-4 hours for 6 days in a week with 1 teacher
To keep costs low, schools held mostly under a tree or village temple verandah
Teacher selected from the village selected and extensively trained
Ekal network of Master trainers at state level, district and at block level
Village level committee setup to monitor functioning and provide regular feedback