Vision & Mission

Our primary focus areas include education, health and rural development


To facilitate the process of empowering rural and tribal communities based on the concept of social, economic and gender equality.


Holistic development of villages through empowerment of tribal and rural communities in India with basic education, digital literacy, skill development, health awareness, learning modern agricultural practices and rural entrepreneurship.

Holistic Development of Tribal and Rural India

India is a heterogeneous country, socio-culturally, economically, linguistically and in several other aspects. Though India is a unique example of unity in diversity, yet there are few issues which set them apart from each other. Broadly speaking, these societies have been divided as urban, rural and tribal. This division is based on the basis of distribution and nature of population, presence of resources and facilities. It is the matter of concern that even after so many years of Independence, the rural and tribal areas continue to live under the deprived conditions that is illiteracy, lack of health services, lack of infrastructure facilities, lack of nutrition, unemployment, lower status of women, atrocities done against women and children and many others. Therefore, under the planned development, policies have been chalked out by the Government of India for the all round development of tribal and rural areas. Government implements these plans in the time frame of five-year but it is also a fact that inspite of so much expenditure done on various schemes under the planned development the results still not been favourable.

Ekal has focussed its consolidated development programmes in two prominent areas viz. Rural Development (Gramothan) and Health (Arogya).

In this backdrop, the Ekal movement with 26 years of experience of working with tribal and rural communities has started its integrated and holistic development of villages with special interventions in areas of health and rural development. Ekal is among the organisations with largest pool of volunteers globally and has also large pool of individual donors, which reflect the transparency and the trust of the people in the philosophy and operations of the movement. The organisation structure developed over two decades providing deep access to remotest areas has been further harnessed for the purpose.

The prime focus of Ekal is on education, yet Ekal is addressing several other issue related to health and social development too. Health camps are organised in each block where Ekal schools are run, twice a year catering to various expert medical services to rural communities. To enhance the income of tribal and rural families, various projects have been undertaken like organic farming, skill development, nutrition garden and sustainable agriculture. For the empowerment of rural communities, educating them with tools like RTI has been undertaken through weekly adult schools.

Our two main endeavours in this regard include:

  • Gramothan (Rural Development)
  • Arogya (Health Care)

Who We Are

Ekal was registered as an Ontario Corporation in 2006 and the Canadian charitable status was obtained a year later under the leadership of Mr. Ravi Verma. It issues tax-deductible charitable donation receipts. Ekal Canada works in close liaison with and support from the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA and the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India. Ekal India is a lead organization among others, viz. Friends of Tribal Society; Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad and Ekal Sansthan.

The purpose of the Ekal Vidyalaya movement is all-round development in rural areas, primarily in the remote and tribal parts of India and the developing neighboring countries. The main focus is on education. It is the largest non-government organization engaged in the education of the poorest of the poor in the world. Along with education, primary health (Arogya) and economic development (Gramothan) are receiving considerable attention.

A contribution of CAD $500 helps run one Ekal school for an entire year, educates 30 children, and has a positive impact on 30 rural families.

Through your gift you will receive the opportunity to make a significant difference.