Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation

Ekal Vidyalaya: Transforming Lives

By Chahna Tailor Gupta

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation

Growing up in South Florida, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the incredible impact of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation firsthand. From attending the annual events to volunteering and now serving as the President of the South Florida Chapter, my journey with Ekal has been deeply meaningful.

In today’s digital era, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is at the forefront of innovation, harnessing the power of technology to enhance education in rural and tribal communities. Recognizing the pivotal role of modern tools in education, Ekal has seamlessly integrated tablets, computer labs, and e-learning platforms into its curriculum. This forward-thinking approach is bridging the digital divide and equipping children in remote villages with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century.

Beyond academics, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is committed to addressing the holistic needs of the communities it serves. Established in 1989, the foundation has empowered 10 million girls and boys with literacy, currently enrolls 2.8 million children, and has vocationally trained 17,400 women. With a network of 80,000 schools and 20,000 youths who are digitally literate, Ekal is making a tangible difference. Additionally, 855,000 individuals have access to healthcare, and 90,000 youth and adults have gained skills training through the foundation’s initiatives.

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation’s success lies in its collaborative approach and strategic partnerships with various stakeholders, including government bodies, NGOs, and local communities. Through these partnerships, Ekal has been able to expand its reach and implement impactful initiatives that address not only educational needs but also healthcare, skill development, and economic empowerment.

As we celebrate the transformative impact of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, let us reaffirm our commitment to supporting its mission and creating lasting change in the lives of those it serves.

Whether through volunteering, fundraising, or advocating for the cause, everyone can play a part in shaping a brighter and more inclusive future for India’s underserved communities. A contribution as modest as a dollar a day can make a profound difference, enriching countless lives and empowering communities to thrive and prosper.

Join us in this incredible journey towards education, empowerment, and holistic village development. Together, we can make a difference and build a more equitable and sustainable future for all. 

About the Author

Chahna TailorChahna Tailor Gupta, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and certified yoga teacher, has a background in occupational therapy and health science with a focus in public health. Chahna was yoga trained in Rishikesh, India and had ayurvedic clinicals in Kannur, Kerala. Chahna provides yoga, pranayama, meditation, 200-hr yoga teacher training, and ayurvedic health counseling services through her company Namaskar To You. Chahna is a volunteer for Ekal Vidyalaya, American Association of Ayurvedic Professionals (AAAP), and Ayurveda Association of Florida (AAF). She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Ayurvedic Medicine while continuing her self-studies in yoga.

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