“Unity among the community members and their collective response is the key to generate solutions to the local issues.” Ekalavya Foundation has been operating with the time tested principle of solving village level issues through collective action of the local communities from the past 13 years and it has been quite successful. We have established the village development committees (VDC) in several villages and inculcated the culture of organizing monthly meetings for the same. The project villages of Ekalavya Foundation have started their journey towards self-reliance. The practice of “voluntary shramadhan” for a day in each month in the 25 project villages of Indravelli mandal in Adilabad district showcases the commitment of local communities for self-development under our guidance.
90% of the rural population is dependent on agriculture either directly or indirectly. In order to make agriculture a gainful operation, Ekalavya Foundation initiated promotion efforts and extension activities for “organic agriculture” in 2015 with the twin objectives of reducing cost of cultivation and enhancing yield levels. Demonstration fields have been organized for organic agriculture to display its advantages in many villages. We have started a Diploma course in organic Agriculture, recognized by Prof.Jayasankar Telangana State Agricultural University to encourage rural youth for organic cultivation of crops. Central Government of India has recognized our efforts and it has allocated a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) to Ekalavya Foundation. Ekalavya Foundation also obtained the status of P.G.S.Regional Council for certification of organic crops.
Our initiative, ” Akshaya Vidya” is an endeavor towards education and skill development for slum children who are in school going age. This is being conducted with the support of the parents of the students, community and local leaders. Our other initiative, “Vidya Vahini” is promoting the talent and strengthening Indian cultural values amongst the students of Government High School.
Ekalavya Foundation has crossed several milestones during its journey spanning more than a decade. The wishes from the beneficiaries of our programs and their happiness has become a source of enthusiasm for our trustees, advisors and staff. We sincerely acknowledge the support extended by our donors and take this opportunity to express our gratitude.
- Water Sheds
- Farmers Associations
- Legal Awareness
WHERE WE ARE
- Two States (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh)
- 24 Districts
- 139 Staff
- 395 Volunteers