On January 15, 1989, FTS started its journey from Kolkata. Its project is One Teacher School or Ekal Vidyalaya, which imparts non-formal primary education to children between 6 and 14 years of age.
As on September 30, 2016 FTS was funding and monitoring 29463 one teacher schools in 18 states. FTS along with other associates were running 54388 one teacher schools in India and Nepal.
Overall, the association is dedicated to
Advancement of social bond
Development Education including preparing for zero cost common farming and different vocations
Awareness of various welfare ventures run by different governments
A total amount of 118,405,323 INR was received as the foreign contribution in the year finished on 31.03.2014.
A total amount of 118,837,281 INR was received as the foreign contribution in the year 2014-15
All donations to FTS are exempted under segment 80G or 35AC/80GGA of Income-Tax Act, 1961.