Kasturi Trust(ILID India) run 5 schools (know as Ekalavya schools) in the urban slums of India. The schools cater exclusively to the poorest of poor children in Indian slums and they are almost free of cost to the students. More than 60% of the students are girls from very low income families.
Ekalavya schools provide quality English medium , CBSE and State Board education to about 1500 very poor students from Grade 1 to 10. Attending such free schools and being educated is their only chance to dream big and escape poverty.
Did you know that it just takes 70 cents a day i.e around $250 a year to provide free school education for a child attending Ekalavya School? And just about 30 cents a day for a year takes care of their meals(breakfast and lunch) at school. Is it not an irony that such small amounts can give a child a chance to lead a life with meaning and dignity?
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