EKAL launches Ekal Women Group

 

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Ekal volunteers from Sydney visit Ekal School in India 

Ekal School Foundation in Australia  has set up an Ekal Women Group which will be launched with Ekal Women’s High Tea on September 15, 2013.

The aim of EWG will be to showcase the talent of Indian Australian women and help raise raise funds to establish schools in rural and tribal India where there is no access to government schools. These schools will not only make the difference to the lives of children but to the whole village community giving them basic education that every human being deserves.

This is the first time a women’s only group like this is being established in Australia. Ekal Women is part of the well-known charitable organization Ekal Vidyalya Foundation of Australia – one of the seven overseas chapters of parent NGO, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, in India.  This is a unique concept bringing informal education to the poor in tribal and remote villages by providing free, non-formal education.  The concept is single teacher schools with whatever accommodation and facilities can be provided by the local community.  Each school provides basic education in reading & writing, simple arithmetic, hygiene and moral values to around 25 children who otherwise would most probably be left illiterate for their lives.  Ekal India is now running over 38,000 such schools, with the overall aim of increasing the number to 100,000.

With a humble beginning of 30 schools sponsored in 2004, the local organisation has by now attracted enough donors to sponsor more than 425 schools.  Sponsorship of a school for one year costs a very reasonable amount of $480. Smaller donations can also be made, including sponsoring half a school.

As EKAL is a recognised genuine charitable organisation in Australia, all donations are fully tax deductible.

EKAL having established its youth wing is now concentrating on the women group.

The EWG launch event is an impressive Ekal Women’s High Tea on September15, 2013 2pm at Mercure Parramatta hotel.

Come and show your support, share your ideas, join the group and show what Indian women can do. Help make a difference to the lives of those who have no one else to turn to. And in the process let’s have fun and celebrate womanhood.

For further details on the event please refer to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/ekalwomen

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