Education Fund

Ekam Foundation Mumbai is a registered trust for charity and an NGO that provides support for better quality health and education and well-being of every child, irrespective of their economic status, caste, creed, race, and religious background.

After identifying a need to help children with their academics and education, Ekam Foundation Mumbai launched Ekam Education Fund (EEF) during FY 19-20. The Foundation supports the dreams of aspiring underprivileged children by helping them with online devices and providing them with school fees through 6-12th standard.

Need For the Program

  1. Private schools have become popular due to a large section of low-middle income families seeking a better education for their children. This section includes 12 crore people, of which 70% of urban students attend private schools.
  2. The majority of low-middle income families aspire to send their children to English medium schools and they are often first-generation learners. Post-pandemic, children from the aforementioned backgrounds are at higher risk of dropping out of school due to financial constraints.
  3. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, schools have been closed for months, impacting not just children’s education, but also their growth and social development. For these students who are first-time internet users, their families are nowhere financially equipped to buy laptops/tablets for each child in the family, and it has become a struggle to balance home-based online learning with limited access to both data and devices.
  4. Overall in the last two financial years i.e. from April 2020 to March 2022, we have supported more than 450 students across the country with an expenditure of Rs. 60,00,000 (approximately).
  5. Students have been supported across 25 schools and 15 colleges. Apart from that we also supported 30 school children with tablet devices in June 2021 for online classes during lockdowns.


Support disadvantaged sections of the society

Support disadvantaged sections of the society

Provide the students with study materials like- books, stationery and electronic devices

Provide the students with study materials like- books, stationery and electronic devices

Pay for the children

Pay for the children's tuition fees

EEF gives out scholarships for the girl child education

EEF gives out scholarships for the girl child education

Our Goal

To help children stay in school and complete their education

For Whom

Underprivileged children at risk of being withdrawn from school and students from Class VIII to Class XII in low-end private aided and unaided schools.

Our Target

We aim to assist 100 children per year by providing 75-100% of their annual tuition fees and/or provide laptops/tablets for e-learning. We also award scholarships to aspiring students, primarily meritorious girls. Any student in need can apply for EEF as applications are thoroughly screened and the most deserving students are selected after multiple rounds of interviews.

Since FY 2020-21, we have supported over 400+ children and young people in their academic journeys. We have supported children in 20 states across Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Goa, Delhi, Uttrakhand and we continue to do so etc.

Our target is to expand this program in all states of India by 2025 with education aid to over 1000 students. We have an existing network of 38 schools and 19 colleges across the country that have supported us to be able to reach out to over 270 deserving students.


Kailas S


Ekam Education Fund Program

Venukanti Nandini


Ekam Education Fund Program

M Subbriya


Ekam Education Fund Program

Our Impact



  • Donations to Ekam Foundation Mumbai are eligible for tax exemption under section 80G of IT act.
  • The Ekam team assesses the requirement of the child in consultation with the child and assesses the support that can be provided beyond the school fees. All payments are made either to school or against original receipt or directly to the education provider. Figures are indicative and may vary case to case basis depending on the need and availability of other resources to the child and assessment of the Ekam team.
  • Due diligence and meticulous screening of beneficiaries is our strength and differentiation.