About Us

    Ek Prayaas is a Non-Profit Organization registered under The West Bengal Society’s Act. It is a project, which envisions in bringing social and economic transformation by educating the less fortunate children among the various communities of Kolkata. It is an effort to support, educate and develop the lives of under privileged children presently living in the slums of Kolkata. We provide breakfast and lunch free of cost at school. The school also focuses on extra-curricular activities like sports, theatre and vocational training programs for the children. We strive to transform the lives of these children engaged in child-labour, into children who will grow to become economically independent, well-rounded and enterprising adults, and have a positive impact on the social environment around them. With this in mind, Ek Prayaas has a mission to be a role model school that extends "literacy into learning". 

    We introduce ourselves as a Primary School providing education to the children from economically backward families of Kolkata since the last 12 years. Currently, we have student strength of more than 200 children from classes Lower Nursery to 5 . Most of our children are first generation learners who come from surrounding slums and their parent(s) fall in the extremely low income bracket. Our motto is "EMPOWER THROUGH LEARNING

    The project is intended to demonstrate true love and tenderness to the less fortunate and unprivileged children.We are hence committed to deliver services to the true and rightful beneficiaries, without any discrimination of any form and working towards considering the gender based phenomenon and working to ensure it minimizes internal and external stigmatization among the beneficiaries.                                                                   

    About Us

    Ek Prayaas is a Non-Profit Organization registered under The West Bengal Society’s Act. It is a project, which envisions in bringing social and economic transformation by educating the less fortunate children among the various communities of Kolkata. It is an effort to support, educate and develop the lives of under privileged children presently living in the slums of Kolkata. We provide breakfast and lunch free of cost at school. The school also focuses on extra-curricular activities like sports, theatre and vocational training programs for the children. We strive to transform the lives of these children engaged in child-labour, into children who will grow to become economically independent, well-rounded and enterprising adults, and have a positive impact on the social environment around them. With this in mind, Ek Prayaas has a mission to be a role model school that extends "literacy into learning". 

    We introduce ourselves as a Primary School providing education to the children from economically backward families of Kolkata since the last 12 years. Currently, we have student strength of more than 200 children from classes Lower Nursery to 5 . Most of our children are first generation learners who come from surrounding slums and their parent(s) fall in the extremely low income bracket. Our motto is "EMPOWER THROUGH LEARNING

    The project is intended to demonstrate true love and tenderness to the less fortunate and unprivileged children.We are hence committed to deliver services to the true and rightful beneficiaries, without any discrimination of any form and working towards considering the gender based phenomenon and working to ensure it minimizes internal and external stigmatization among the beneficiaries.                                                                   

    About Us

    Ek Prayaas is a Non-Profit Organization registered under The West Bengal Society’s Act. It is a project, which envisions in bringing social and economic transformation by educating the less fortunate children among the various communities of Kolkata. It is an effort to support, educate and develop the lives of under privileged children presently living in the slums of Kolkata. We provide breakfast and lunch free of cost at school. The school also focuses on extra-curricular activities like sports, theatre and vocational training programs for the children. We strive to transform the lives of these children engaged in child-labour, into children who will grow to become economically independent, well-rounded and enterprising adults, and have a positive impact on the social environment around them. With this in mind, Ek Prayaas has a mission to be a role model school that extends "literacy into learning". 

    We introduce ourselves as a Primary School providing education to the children from economically backward families of Kolkata since the last 12 years. Currently, we have student strength of more than 200 children from classes Lower Nursery to 5 . Most of our children are first generation learners who come from surrounding slums and their parent(s) fall in the extremely low income bracket. Our motto is "EMPOWER THROUGH LEARNING

    The project is intended to demonstrate true love and tenderness to the less fortunate and unprivileged children.We are hence committed to deliver services to the true and rightful beneficiaries, without any discrimination of any form and working towards considering the gender based phenomenon and working to ensure it minimizes internal and external stigmatization among the beneficiaries.                                                                   

    BULLETIN BOARD

    Our requirements
    1. Sitting Mats
    2. Plastic Chairs
    3. Steel Almirah
    4. Shoes Black Leather
    5. Socks
    6. Sweaters
    7. Books Sponsorship

    Ek Prayaas is an effort to provide a platform for learning to the underprivileged children of Kolkata.
    We aim to contribute towards the upliftment of their lives irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

    About Us

    Ek Prayaas is a Non-Profit Organization registered under The West Bengal Society’s Act. It is a project, which envisions in bringing social and economic transformation by educating the less fortunate children among the various communities of Kolkata. It is an effort to support, educate and develop the lives of under privileged children presently living in the slums of Kolkata. We provide breakfast and lunch free of cost at school. The school also focuses on extra-curricular activities like sports, theatre and vocational training programs for the children. We strive to transform the lives of these children engaged in child-labour, into children who will grow to become economically independent, well-rounded and enterprising adults, and have a positive impact on the social environment around them. With this in mind, Ek Prayaas has a mission to be a role model school that extends "literacy into learning". 

    We introduce ourselves as a Primary School providing education to the children from economically backward families of Kolkata since the last 12 years. Currently, we have student strength of more than 200 children from classes Lower Nursery to 5 . Most of our children are first generation learners who come from surrounding slums and their parent(s) fall in the extremely low income bracket. Our motto is "EMPOWER THROUGH LEARNING

    The project is intended to demonstrate true love and tenderness to the less fortunate and unprivileged children.We are hence committed to deliver services to the true and rightful beneficiaries, without any discrimination of any form and working towards considering the gender based phenomenon and working to ensure it minimizes internal and external stigmatization among the beneficiaries.                                                                   

    Mission

    Education remains an exclusive exercise for just one reason: there is a difference in the quality of learning at schools for the privileged few and at schools for the marginalized. With this in mind Ek Prayaas hopes to be a model school that in turn spreads the learning along with literacy.

    Ek Prayaas collaborates with others in this endeavor to ensure that each child housed in its school grows to be a self-confident individual able to activate his or her own unique potential in a constructive way.

    Vision

    Ek Prayaas has plans to share knowledge and expertise with other organizations which share its goals or like- minded people who wish to adopt similar processes in the spreading of learning along literacy. The most important reason to be educated is to pass on the raising of consciousness and to enhance the quality of life.

    Our Story

    In September 2004, what started as a disparate group of 12 children taught by two adults who had a dream is today Ek Prayaas. The school houses the entire primary section from Lower Nursery to Class 5. Ek Prayaas has achieved full attendance of learners from underprivileged homes in the primary section. There are about 200 children in the age group of 4 -14 years, belonging to the surrounding slum areas. Learning materials have been analysed and put in place as per skill requirements of each age group.

    Approach

    Ek Prayaas is an effort to provide a platform for learning to the underprivileged children of Kolkata. We aim to contribute towards the upliftment of their lives irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

    It aims towards building a society based on legitimate rights, equality, justice, honesty, social sensitivity and a culture of service in which all are self-reliant. Ek Prayaas aims to develop a pedagogy that includes both academic and vocational learning.

    OUR BOARD MEMBERS

    Vineeta Gupta
    Deepa Bagla
    Sima Jalan
    Rashmi Bhanj Deo
    Nitika Chokhany



    OUR STAFF MEMBERS

    As the name stands for, our quality staffs are always with these children. As Our Culture portrays, "SibogyhaneJiboseva". They always keep in mind these small but very meaningfulword staffs and stretch their helping hands to serve these living "Naranarayan".

    Anusree Kar
    Sanjula Das 
    Reshmi Roy
    Afsana Begum
    Jaya Naskar
    Noreen 
    Dipali Hafiz
    Nusrat Kazi
    Anita Verma
    Saira Khatoon
    Shabnam Alam
    Rafat Khan
    Shazia Yousuf
    Nikhat Ara
    Daraksha Begum

    Certificates

    • Registration Certificate
    • 12A Certificate
    • 80G Certificate

    Ek Prayaas is an effort to provide a platform for learning to the underprivileged children of Kolkata.
    We aim to contribute towards the upliftment of their lives irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

    LEARNING PROCESS

    We believe that education cannot be completed without proper structuring of character.

    In Ek Prayaas, apart from class room training, we also pay importance on story sessions, arts and craft , moral science , general knowledge and communication skills. We believe in group work, not in single effort. We collaborate influence from nature and transfer them into adaptive learning. We organise different types of cultural as well as physical activities like yoga, singing, dancing, games, and theatre at regular intervals.

    We celebrate National days, birthdays of poets and leaders, and some other secular days with our own colour and effort. Apart from that, an annual programme is organised each and every year by our children where they do their own creative performances including dances and songs choreographed by adults.   
     Ek Din @ Ek Prayaas

    At Ek Prayaas, we believe that a healthy mind are essential for a child’s overall development. 


    School commences with daily prayers followed by yoga and meditation classes which have been incorporated with the help of Satyananda Yoga Kendra.


    A wholesome breakfast and lunch is provided to all the children in school.


    The core subjects taught are English, Mathematics, Hindi, Science, History, Geography and Environmental Studies. Emphasis is also given to General Knowledge and Moral Science. Remedial classes are provided to children in need. Arts and craft, conversational skills, spoken English and story telling are conducted by volunteers and constitute a regular part of the children’s daily routine. Weekly classes are held for karate, sewing, singing, and computers. 


    Educational and fun outings are arranged occasionally as well for the children, with the help of sponsors.  


    Ek Prayaas is an effort to provide a platform for learning to the underprivileged children of Kolkata.
    We aim to contribute towards the upliftment of their lives irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    1. How many children are there in you school ?
    200 (99 girls and 101 boys)

    2. Where do these children come from ?
    Nearby slums and economically backward families

    3. Which classes does the school have?
    Classes lower nursery to class V

    4. Where do they go after class V?
    Ek Prayaas works tirelessly to admit the children into nearby mainstream schools. Some exceptional children are admitted into well-recognised schools of Kolkata.

    5. Do you have an admission procedure?
    Yes, Ek Prayaas gives out admission forms and holds interviews. The admission is based on the children's need. After screening the children and guardians we hold interviews. Ek Prayaas has a minimum age requirement of 4 + for Lower Nursery but no upper age limit. Any child willing to study can be admitted into Class Lower Nursery.

    6. What are your sources of funds to run the school?
    Private donations, combined with some organisational support through family and friends.

    7. How can we help?
    You can choose to be a volunteer with your time or services. You can choose to donate to the organisation monetarily or in kind. You can donate money online as well through our website.  

    8. What can we distribute as gifts to the children?
    Ek Prayaas accepts educational tools such as stationary, water bottles, school bags, puzzles and activity books. You can also provide health & hygiene products such as soaps, shampoo, oil, vitamins etc. You could also treat the children with eatables.

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