ABOUT US

ESO KICHU KORI (EKK) is a non-profit organization. Our focus is on providing higher education to academically brilliant students coming from very low-income families. We are different from other organizations that focus on enhancing literacy and primary education. We exist to advocate a progressive change in our society by creating an opportunity for poor brilliant students to continue their education. We want to help such students to utilize their full potential and prepare for careers that would yield a high level of self-fulfillment and ultimately lead to an overall development of our society. 


For more than 15 years, all of us had been caught by reports of meritorious students doing brilliantly in various public examinations but unable to continue further due to their financial deprivation. One would top the list of Medical Entrance Examination with his father running a tea stall; another would score more than 80% marks in Higher Secondary while trying to make ends meet by working in a Bidi manufacturing unit; and the list continues unending.


Except for some efforts from a few generous individuals, no sufficient organised initiative had been taken to address this problem. From this void came the thought of building an organization that will cater to such needs of these poor meritorious students. This idea took a concrete shape and EKK was born as a registered society under the West Bengal Societies Act in February 2007. 


We plan to accomplish our mission through a couple of project-based scholarship programmes for high school and professional studies. In the process, we will not give any consideration to caste or religion. Scholarships will be based strictly on merit and to economically backward students only. 


Our main objective is to facilitate social and economic development of an economically backward community through the creation of an environment for better acceptance of social parameters like education through a potential agent by continuously creating greater scopes for economic development and social restructuring of the community in a sustainable way.


THE STORY BEHIND

In the year 2006, the idea of ‘Eso Kichu Kori’  (Let us do something) came into existence, on the then trending social networking site Orkut. That is how our journey began.    


Eso Kichu Kori’ is the first of the few organizations in Kolkata which took the initiative to do something for the society  by using  social media.  They researched and found that, after completion of secondary education, the number of school drop-outs increased the most in the state. This came as a shock to several like-minded people. 


Even after achieving 80-90% marks in Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations, many of the students, cannot study further due to economic reasons and lack of proper direction.  ‘Eso Kichu Kori’ does not want such bright students to end their academic journey and dreams due to economic challenges. 


The journey began by coming out of boundary of the virtual media and physically going into the society. In February 2007, 'Eso Kichu Kori’ registered itself under the West Bengal Society Registration Act. 

EKK GOVERNING BODY

The present Governing Body

(Also act as  Student Mentoring Committee Lead)

  

(NCR Committee Lead)

(Student Co-ordination Committee Lead)

(Volunteer & Relationship Committee Lead)

(Media & Communication Committee Lead)

(Event Management Committee Lead)

(Executive Member)

(Executive Member)

(Executive Member)

(Executive Member)

(Executive Member)

EKK FOUNDER MEMBERS

The first Governing Body

   

   

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 


What is “Eso Kichu Kori” or EKK?

“Eso Kichu Kori” (EKK) is an organized effort by a group of like-minded citizens to help out (financially and otherwise) meritorious but extremely poor students of West Bengal so that they can establish themselves in the society with proper dignity. “Eso Kichu Kori” or EKK also refers to the registered society formed by the above-mentioned group to carry out the necessary tasks in a structured and planned manner. EKK and its members firmly believe that a steady change in the dynamics of the society can be achieved by more equality across different economic groups through higher education and the initiatives of EKK have been designed to take care of this.

 

Is EKK registered?

Yes, EKK has been registered with the Government of West Bengal as per WB Society Registration Act, 1961. Registration number: S/1L/42545 of 2006-2007.

 

How does EKK function?

An elected Governing Body is responsible for various initiatives and day-to-day activities of EKK. For any assignment, they engage suitable non-executive members from the member list and other volunteers. This committee is selected by all the members on an annual basis.

 

What is the procedure to become a member of EKK?

Please feel free to drop a mail to contact us.  You can share your interest to join us from here also.

 

Is it mandatory to become a member in order to help EKK?

No. It is not mandatory to become a member in case one wants to help EKK. Members of EKK are committed to the cause and they come out with sustainable help (in various forms) for the initiatives we undertake. In case you want help us, work with us for a long time, it will be better if you become a member of EKK.

 

Who can become a member of EKK?

Any citizen of India can become a member provided he/she gets an invitation to become a member from the Governing Body of EKK.

 

Is there a membership fee?

Yes, all the member of EKK needs to pay a small amount as the membership fee. Membership fee is payable annually. For membership, please feel to contact us.  

 

What is the procedure making any donation to EKK?

Please send a mail to esokichhukori@gmail.com  with the subject line DONATION. Kindly mention your contact details (Full name, phone number and e-mail address) in your communication.   We accept donations by cheque, cash or online bank transfer from Indian Banks. For more details, please reach out to us.  One of our designated members will get in touch with you.

 

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