Fond Memories…
Building the Present & Future.

 

EKAL Supported children of Wada, Maharashtra, welcoming Geeta Chhabra (Centre), Shri Kothari, Namita Pandya, Seema Goyal of FTS-Mumbai (Friends of Tribal Society) on 29th October 2012.

One more EKAL school in Wada, Maharashtra! Namita Pandya, Geeta Chhabra, Seema Goyal, Shri Kothari along with EKAL children.

We are the people… we are together! We are the people to make a new dawn!
Geeta Chhabra on a Vanyatra in the region of Ghoti, Maharashtra, to promote EKAL education among the Adivasi children in Ghoti, Maharashtra on 11th June 2014.

The group of people who made Geeta Chhabra’s Vanyatra so memorable!
From left to right – Tulsi Soma Bhankoli, Govind Jadhav, Dilipsingh Chauhan, Ajit Shah, Geeta Chhabra, Mohan Bhagat and Rohit. This picture was taken in Manjar Goan.

Looking ahead for a rosy dawn…
At Dhan Pada, Nasik-Maharashtra – Geeta Chhabra gets a warm welcome from the tribal women on 11th June 2014.

Geeta Chhabra having a dialogue with the tribal people of Dhan Pada. Rajendar Sonawane proves to be a valuable translator!

Geeta Chhabra with village-elders & EKAL children in Panchol-Gujarat on January 2015.

Geeta Chhabra with Anjani Munshi and the members of the Gram Smiti Baitak in Songarh.
The members get to gather regularly to monitor EKAL schools in their environment.

At the tribal village of Hirda, Melghat-India from 14th to 18th October 2016.
The presence of EKAL School can prove to be a boon for the community of Hirda.
People rear cattle, and cultivate land for crops of soya, corn, mustard, vegetables.

The village kids seem full of enthusiasm to attend the EKAL Schools, but there are challenges due to seen and unforeseen circumstances.
Geeta Chhabra at Ruipatar Village, located in the forest range of Melghat, Amravati District- Maharashtra, India, the EKAL School is sponsored by the Al Maktoum Foundation-Dubai, UAE.

It is a very common sight to see the kids bringing their heavy school bags to the EKAL class. Here, their EKAL teacher helps them with the homework of their regular school. The EKAL classes commence in the late afternoons.

While inspecting the various EKAL Schools sponsored by the Al Maktoum Foundation-Dubai, UAE, Geeta Chhabra stops at a typical rural zone of Northern India. The cow dung cakes are used as fuel for the kitchen. The straw structures are utilized for the purpose of storing crops.