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FAQ

Graduates from the EV program often chose one of three options:
  • Formal government schooling
  • Continue, private, primary schooling
  • An Ekal Vidyalaya weekly refresher class
  • Government teachers face cultural, work schedule, and linguistic barriers.
  • Students cannot / do not attend primary education centers.
  • Ekal Vidyalaya supplements formal education.
  • Ekal Vidyalaya imparts moral values.
  • Comprehensive village development approach.
  • Local empowerment.
  • Emphasis on self sufficiency.
  • A true movement with a goal of 100 000 schools.
  • Nation – wide network.
  • Concept is based on mass voluntarism.
  • Youth and female involvement.
  • Complete transparency and accountability.
  • Maximum donation reaches the grassroots level.
  • Promotes further education
  • Builds children’s and villager’s self-confidence
  • Boosts self-respect
  • Creates an impulse to further develop community
  • Prevents exploitation.
  • Low administration overhead
    • a) Below 10 percent
  • Small Capital Costs
    • Minimal teacher’s honorarium
    • Minimal worker’s honorarium
    • Volunteerism
    • Teaching aids
  • Support of the villagers and surrounding area
    • Conceptually
    • Financially
Donation Package - $365 (INR 16,000) per school per Annum  
Heading In%
a. School Working 1.Honorarium & Training of Teacher 72
2.Teaching Material 10
3.Training of Master Trainers 6
Total 2
4.R& D and Contingency 2
b. Administration 1.Project level area 3
2.State Level 4
3.National Level 3
Total 10
Grand Total 100
  • Working for their OWN community
  • Education THEIR people
  • Preventing exploitation
  • A voluntary attitude
  • Service of one’s country.
  • Multi-grade teaching
  • A heavily researched and studied education technique
  • Students are grouped by ability and grade level
    • Three such groups constitute an Ekal Vidyalaya
  • Such small groups are conducive to learning
  • Requires a qualified teacher, motivated students, and a supportive parental and community backbone.
  • Support from community
  • Parental support
    • Through children attendance
    • Constant enquiring
  • Assistant teacher support
    • A supporting youth will help manage the classes
  • Village Committee support
    • Monitored progress
  • Ekal Vidyalaya looks to develop a village through :
    • Primary Education
    • Health Education
    • Village Development
    • People Empowerment
  • In the health education concept, we aim to impart :
    • Health Education
    • Preventive measures
    • Mother-child care
    • Curative treatment to general diseases
    • A referral service for serious cases