Grant Amount: $49,198
Grantee Website: ektara.org.in/
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Education, Gender Equality, Health
Mission of Ek Tara
Ek Tara’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower girls and women from marginalized urban slum communities to become agents of change.
Through academic and non-academic interventions, this project supports the education of marginalized girls from the largest and poorest slum community in East India. It builds a supportive community invested in the long-term academic goals of the girls.
Why We Love This Project
Ek Tara's program interventions begin early and include social skills, academic skills, sports, creative arts, health and wellbeing, and parental engagement. These highly successful interventions are holistic, with very impressive outcomes,. They are designed to build a supportive community invested in the long-term academic goals for girls, with follow-through on tertiary level education and job attainment.