Monday, November 29, 1999

Indo-Canadian organisation makes donation to remove illiteracy

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An Indo-Canadian Charity Organisation has donated USD 51,000 to Ekal Vidyalaya movement committed to eradicate illiteracy from the face of tribal India."Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada has adopted 104 single teacher schools runs by Ekal Vidyalaya of India in tribal regions of the country to impart primary education to tribal children and health and hygiene education to women living in remote areas of the country", Ravi Verma, President of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada, said during the annual gala dinner of the foundation.Verma said that EKAL schools being run in remote areas of the country were not just the medium of imparting education but were the effective solution to many problems like unemployment, illiteracy that the tribal people were facing in many parts of the country.He said since its inception, Ekal's unique programme through which an annual donation of $400 provides for up to 40 children in a village free education for a year.The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada has adopted 354 schools through it's fund raising efforts and have contributed greatly towards the success of Ekal movement in India, Verma said.He said the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India was a large grassroots, non-government education movement in India, operating in over 27,000 villages and educating over 800,000 children in rural India.The Ekal Foundation's goal is to reach 100,000 villages in the India tribal belt by 2015. Ekal's philosophy is to take a holistic approach to social and economic development, providing primary school education for children, as well as healthcare, livelihoods and empowerment education for the entire village, he added.A cultural programme was also organised by young children to mark the occasion.

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