Asha Trust - Ek Kadam, Kanpur

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Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: children of dalits/tribals

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: DC
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Rashi Jain
Project Partner(s): Mahesh Kumar
Other Contacts: Vallabh Pandey
Project Address: , Apna Ghar , B-135/8, Pradhane Gate, Nankari ,IIT,Kanpur,
UTTAR PRADESH  208016
Tel: +91-9838546900, 91-512-2770589
Stewarding Chapter: DC
Dec 2016General FundsUSD 38312
Oct 2016DCUSD 6062
Nov 2014KanpurUSD 2802
Sep 2014KanpurUSD 6562
Aug 2011KanpurUSD 6397
May 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 9320
Sep 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 7974
May 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 8565
Feb 2008LalpurUSD 3500
Jul 2007LalpurUSD 3415

Total = $92909

Ek Kadam is a residential educational project for migrant workers’ children run by Asha Trust. Prior to their arrival at Ek Kadam, these children worked to help their parents in the brick kiln industry, which involved strenuous labor in often-hazardous environments. Additionally, children used to migrate with their parents back to Bihar, Chattisgarh or Eastern UP for 5 to 6 months every year causing major disruption to their studies.

Ek Kadam was established with the intention of preventing child labor by providing a free, steady educational experience for these children. This program provides the children with a structured routine that involves attending classes, extensive after-school activities and managing their daily chores, such as helping serve meals and housecleaning.

The children attend a formal school run by Jagriti, which is another organization in the area. Student-Teacher Ratio in this school is 30:1

A brief overview of the program:
Currently, there are 12 children living in a rented house named Apna Ghar Hostel. This hostel was established in June 2006. Asha for Education supports the recurring expenses of Apna Ghar component of Ek Kadam project. Mala India organization has provided major support for purchase of land for a future residential facility.

-Average age of boys: 10-14 years
-School Hours: 7:45am-2pm
-Afternoon activities include: publishing a local newsletter, tailoring, chalk-making, music, painting, street theater and more.

Children continue to help their parents in brick-making work during their vacations.
-To provide a safe and educational environment for children of migrant laborers
-To provide an alternative to strenuous child labor in the brick kiln industry
-To provide children with the opportunity to better their lives through a structured educational program focused on social and intellectual development.
The children participating in the Ek Kadam residential education project have created a website and newsletter highlighting their activities at their school. The website can be found at:

http://dangerschool.blogspot.com/
http://mlpskool.blogspot.com/
http://bachpankerang.blogspot.com/
Oct 2016 Ek Kadam Proposal 2017
Sep 2016 Ek Kadam News september 2016
Jul 2016 Ek Kadam Proposal 2016-17
Jan 2016 Ek Kadam Proposal Detailed 2016-17
Jan 2016 Ek Kadam Proposal 2017
Jan 2016 Ek Kadam Budget 2017
Jan 2014 Asha kanpur Minutes of Meeting Jan 2014
Jan 2014 Site Visit Report of Ek Kadam Rroject By Mayank Shukla
Jan 2014 Budget Proposal For Vehicle By Ek Kadam Project
Dec 2011 Press Clipping of Ek Kdam Project Part II
Dec 2011 Press Clipping of Ek Kdam Project Part I
Jul 2011 Meeting Minutes of Asha Kanpur 23 July 2011
Jun 2011 Proposal and Construction Budget for boundry wall of Apna Gh
Jan 2011 Report of Cloth Distribution
Dec 2010 Eval Document- Dec2010
Nov 2010 Article on MSN India Arti 3.pdf
Nov 2010 Article on MSN India Arti Part 2
Nov 2010 Article on MSN India Arti. Part 1
Nov 2010 Site Visit Report
Sep 2010 August 2010 Monthly Report of Ek Kadam Project Kanpur
Sep 2010 Ek Kadam ( Apna Ghar) Land Registeration Document Part 1
Sep 2010 Ek Kadam ( Apna Ghar) Land Registeration Document Part 2
Aug 2010 Ek Kadam (Apna Ghar) Present Year Children List July 2010
Aug 2010 Bank Payment Detials of Land owner
Jul 2010 Apna Ghar Final Exm. Report 2010
Jul 2010 Ek Kadam Project Account Year 2009 To 2010
Jul 2010 Ek Kadam Project Annual Report Of 2010 Part 1
Jul 2010 Ek Kadam Project Annual Report Of 2010 Part 2
Jul 2010 Ek Kadam Project Annual Report Of 2010 Part 3
Jul 2010 Ek Kadam Project Annual Report Of 2010 Part 4
Jun 2010 Ek kadam third Monthly Report April 2010 to June 2010.pdf
May 2010 Bal Sajag Blog Press May 2010
Mar 2010 Apna Ghar Boys Hostel Report by Ben March 2010
Jan 2010 Poems of Apna Ghar Children Publish
Dec 2009 Article of Apna Ghar Children Publish In Chakamak II
Dec 2009 Poems of Apna Ghar Children Publish In Rajsthan Patrika
Nov 2009 Penting of Apna Ghar Children Publish In Chakamak
Nov 2009 Article of Apna Ghar Children Publish In Chakamak
Oct 2009 Site Visit Report
Oct 2009 Poems of Apna Ghar Children Publish In Chakamak
Oct 2009 Poems of Apna Ghar Children Publish In Chakamak II
Jul 2009 Ek Kadam Monthly Report june 2009
Jul 2009 Poems of Apna Ghar Children publish in Chakmak
Jun 2009 Runaning Exp. Budget July 2009 To June 2010
May 2009 Ek Kadam (Apna Ghar) Final Exm Report 2009
May 2009 Bal Sajag in News Paper Hindusatn Dainik
Apr 2009 Bal Sajag in News Paper Nav Bharat Times
Jan 2009 Bal Sajag Part 2
Jan 2009 Bal Sajag Part 3
Sep 2008 Ek Kaddam (Apna Ghar) In News - Hindustan Dainik
Aug 2008 New Construction Budget of Ek Kadam (Apna Ghar hostel)
Jun 2008 Children's Final Exam Report 2008
May 2008 Apna Ghar BudgetJul07-Jun08
May 2008 Runaning Exp. Budget July2008 to June2009
Apr 2008 Selection criteria for Students
Feb 2008 Site Visit Report Ram Asha Banglore
Feb 2008 Press Clippings
Feb 2008 Goal and Details of Future Plan
Feb 2008 Asha Kanpur Meeting Minutes
Jan 2008 How Ek Kadam Started
Jan 2008 Ek Kadam: Education For All
Jan 2008 Ek Kadam Present Children List
Oct 2007 Children Participated in Candle Vigil
Jul 2007 Apna Ghar (Mahesh) Budget 2008
Jul 2007 Site_visit_apna_ghar
May 2007 Apna Ghar Children Exam Result
May 2007 Apna Ghar Children Half Yearly Exam Result
Dec 2006 Ek Kadam First Report
Oct 2006 Ek Kadam Report
Oct 2006 Report by Vijaya Ramachandran
Jun 2006 Mahesh Children of Migrant Labor