Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA provides financial support to Ekal Vidyalaya, which was founded in 1999. The Ekal Vidyalaya movement aims to help eradicate illiteracy from rural and tribal India by 2012. To date, Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement of over 13,000 teachers, 2,500 voluntary workers, 20 field organizations (scattered in 20 Indian states), and 6 support agencies. With this tremendous human force, the Ekal Vidyalaya movement strives to create a network of non-formal schools that will educate and empower children in rural and tribal India. Ekal Vidyalaya’s educational program is designed around self-empowerment. Ekal involves community members in all aspects of the education process, thus increasing confidence and self-reliance as a community.
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