We are Ekmattra

A PLATFORM OF ADVANCEMENT FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN

WE ARE EKMATTRA
A Platform for Advancement of the Underprivileged Children
WE ARE EKMATTRA
A Platform for Advancement of the Underprivileged Children
WE ARE EKMATTRA
A Platform for Advancement of the Underprivileged Children
WE ARE EKMATTRA
A Platform for Advancement of the Underprivileged Children
WE ARE EKMATTRA
A Platform for Advancement of the Underprivileged Children
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Ekmattra wants to build a society where children are cherished in a world free of discrimination and the development and security of every child will be ensured by all means.

WHAT WE DO

We Nurture the Present to Build a Meaningful Future for the Society

AAMAR SCHOOL KNOWN AS OPEN SKY SCHOOL

This school provides education to disadvantaged children with civic and cultural learning and basic life skills. It blends a very basic pre-primary informal education with in-hand training to support the most vulnerable children living on and off the street of Dhaka. Open Sky School is a mobile school that reaches the children and ensures maximum impact on them.

 

MEDIA ADVOCACY AND MASS AWARENESS

Ekmattra utilizes media, the most powerful instrument of the contemporary time to create awareness for underprivileged children and to uphold their rights. We use both mainstream and social media to ensure the meaningful future of the children. As of now, Ekmattra Society produces a flagship feature film Je Shohor Chorabali featuring critical aspects of the lives of underprivileged children on the streets of Dhaka. Ekmattra also produced various developmental documentary movies and promotional audio-visual products to continue its advocacy and awareness programs. Watch Our Videos

ANANDA: SHELTER HOME FOR CHILDREN (PRE-ACADEMY)

Our educators rescue the vulnerable and promising children from the Open Sky Schools and bring them to the temporary shelter home in Mirpur with the consent of their local guardian. This is a transitional home-stay for children before they will be guided to the Academy in Haluaghat. Here the children will be accustomed to a family environment in a safe home that offers basic amenities, for example, food, education, recreation and health. The objective is to offer our children an orientation to joyful and secure life and help them to grow an aspiration for a safe future.

 
INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES

Ekmattra wants to be self-dependent by innovating and implementing ideas to promote small and medium-range entrepreneurship. It has formed a social non-profit entrepreneurship to generate funds to ensure the sustainability of Ekmattra’s activities. The ideas include: (a) handicrafts project for soft skill development of the children and rural women; (b) creative media support and audio-visual production for social awareness; and (c) innovative agricultural firming for the academy.

 
EKMATTRA-DUTCH-BANGLA BANK ACADEMY

Ekmattra Society, in collaboration with Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation, has established a residential academy for the underprivileged children in Haluaghat, Mymensingh. This is the center of excellence for the children that aims to ensure basic rights and privileges for the children under national and international obligations. The academy accommodates a maximum of 128 children and it includes dormitories for the children and teachers, educational facilities, vocational institute, IT lab for children and youth, health care center, multipurpose complex, library, and playgrounds. The academy prepares a child for higher studies and/or career with education up to class XII (high school) and necessary vocational and life skills in the academy.

 
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

Research and evaluation of performance are key to conduct all developmental ventures of Ekmattra. We research to explore new ideas that contribute to planning and implementation of our programmatic interventions to ensure joyful and secured life of the children.

 

This school provides education to disadvantaged children with civic and cultural learning and basic life skills. It blends a very basic pre-primary informal education with in-hand training to support the most vulnerable children living on and off the street of Dhaka. Open Sky School is a mobile school that reaches the children and ensures maximum impact on them.

Our educators rescue the vulnerable and promising children from the Open Sky Schools and bring them to the temporary shelter home in Mirpur with the consent of their local guardian. This is a transitional home-stay for children before they will be guided to the Academy in Haluaghat. Here the children will be accustomed to a family environment in a safe home that offers basic amenities, for example, food, education, recreation and health. The objective is to offer our children an orientation to joyful and secure life and help them to grow an aspiration for a safe future.

Ekmattra Society, in collaboration with Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation, has established a residential academy for the underprivileged children in Haluaghat, Mymensingh. This is the center of excellence for the children that aims to ensure basic rights and privileges for the children under national and international obligations. The academy accommodates a maximum of 128 children and it includes dormitories for the children and teachers, educational facilities, vocational institute, IT lab for children and youth, health care center, multipurpose complex, library, and playgrounds. The academy prepares a child for higher studies and/or career with education up to class XII (high school) and necessary vocational and life skills in the academy.

Ekmattra utilizes media, the most powerful instrument of the contemporary time to create awareness for underprivileged children and to uphold their rights. We use both mainstream and social media to ensure the meaningful future of the children. As of now, Ekmattra Society produces a flagship feature film Je Shohor Chorabali featuring critical aspects of the lives of underprivileged children on the streets of Dhaka. Ekmattra also produced various developmental documentary movies and promotional audio-visual products to continue its advocacy and awareness programs. Watch Our Videos

Ekmattra wants to be self-dependent by innovating and implementing ideas to promote small and medium-range entrepreneurship. It has formed a social non-profit entrepreneurship to generate funds to ensure the sustainability of Ekmattra’s activities. The ideas include: (a) handicrafts project for soft skill development of the children and rural women; (b) creative media support and audio-visual production for social awareness; and (c) innovative agricultural firming for the academy.

Research and evaluation of performance are key to conduct all developmental ventures of Ekmattra. We research to explore new ideas that contribute to planning and implementation of our programmatic interventions to ensure joyful and secured life of the children.

OUR MENTORS

Rear Admiral A S M Abdul Baten (Rtd) BN

Dr. Amena Mohsin

Iqbal Habib

Secretary General
Bangladesh Ocean Going Ship Owners’ Association
Professor, Department of International Relations
University of Dhaka
Principal Architect
VITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd.

From the very beginning, I was impressed to see the activities of the children under the able guidance of the Ekmattra Management. I am happy to see that over the years the sphere of the group has been widened with new facilities for children. The creation of Ekmatra DBBL Academy at Haluaghat, Mymensingh has been a remarkable manifestation of one of their major achievements. I hope the efforts of the management would not only benefit the limited number of children within the campus but would also encourage others in our society to create similar philanthropic facilities elsewhere for a large number of poverty-stricken underprivileged children of the country.

Ekmattra carries the vision of a society where children would bloom and have a childhood, which is denied to so many children in this world. A childhood that infuses in them the values of equality, dignity and selfhood, which carries forward the dreams of a fair and just society and global community. It makes us believe that small is bold.

From the very beginning, I was impressed to see the activities of the children under the able guidance of the Ekmattra Management. I am happy to see that over the years the sphere of the group has been widened with new facilities for children. The creation of Ekmatra DBBL Academy at Haluaghat, Mymensingh has been a remarkable manifestation of one of their major achievements. I hope the efforts of the management would not only benefit the limited number of children within the campus but would also encourage others in our society to create similar philanthropic facilities elsewhere for a large number of poverty-stricken underprivileged children of the country.

OUR MENTORS

OUR SUCCESSORS

Every Child has Various Life Histories

  • Rafiqul Islam Dipu
  • Naeem Islam
  • Labiba Nasrin
  • Shamin Yeasar Raju
  • Tamima Binte Shoma
  • Shihab Sarar Shumon

With the holistic support of Ekmattra I have now built my own career

I came to Ekmattra’s Shelter Home in 2004. I used to live in my village and came to Dhaka after my Grandmother got sick. I got admitted to a new school with the support of Ekmattra Society and got connected with some leaders from Bangladesh and beyond. With the holistic support of Ekmattra I have now built my own career and working as a Graphic Designer at Ekmattra. I want to pursue my career in graphic designing and already I am boosting my portfolio accordingly

Take a chance with your favorite music and go to Japan

When I first came to Ekmattra, I was a child who was reluctant to hide in the bathroom when a guest came, but I was able to express myself little by little through encountering music and singing, and my original Having performed the song in front of the guests, I got a chance to go to Japan’s Five Continents Exchange Festival in the summer of 2019. It was like dream coming true to me. I would like to give back what I experienced there to my favorite Ekmattra and this country.

I never knew I would come this far

I would feel so gracious if I could help the people around me. At the age of eight, when I joined with Ekmattra family, I never knew I would come this far. I have graduated from college, and Economics is my field of interest. Now I am working at Ekmattra Society.

Amar school

 

I have been living in Ekmattra since the beginning. I joined its Open Sky School as a student. I was a teacher at Ekmattra’s Open Sky School called ‘Aamar School.’ I really enjoyed educating the children there. I have also completed Chef Course at Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation. Now I am working as an Office Assistant at Standard Bank Limited.

I want to be a nurse and help a sick people

I’ve always dreamed of living with my mom who lives away. That’s why I’ve been studying hard at Ekmattra. I started to think that I had to work and earn money. I love to make people smile. So I thought that such a job was good, but in Japan I had the opportunity to talk to a nurse, and now my dream is to become a nurse. I’m getting a proper qualification at a nursing school. One day I’ll become a nurse and take care of people’s sickness. I hope I can make people and especially those who are suffering smile.

I am teaching at open sky class

I was the eldest in my family, and I used to teach my younger brothers. I was a teacher at Ekmattra Open Sky School too. I have completed my graduation from Bangladesh University. I also participated in a course on Photography at Pathshala. After my graduation, I worked as a Camera Assistant at Ekmattra Entrepreneurs. Now I am working as a Field Associate at Ekmattra Society. 

  • Rafiqul Islam Dipu
  • Naeem Islam
  • Labiba Nasrin
  • Shamin Yeasar Raju
  • Tamima Binte Shoma
  • Shihab Sarar Shumon

With the holistic support of Ekmattra I have now built my own career

I came to Ekmattra’s Shelter Home in 2004. I used to live in my village and came to Dhaka after my Grandmother got sick. I got admitted to a new school with the support of Ekmattra Society and got connected with some leaders from Bangladesh and beyond. With the holistic support of Ekmattra I have now built my own career and working as a Graphic Designer at Ekmattra. I want to pursue my career in graphic designing and already I am boosting my portfolio accordingly

Take a chance with your favorite music and go to Japan

When I first came to Ekmattra, I was a child who was reluctant to hide in the bathroom when a guest came, but I was able to express myself little by little through encountering music and singing, and my original Having performed the song in front of the guests, I got a chance to go to Japan’s Five Continents Exchange Festival in the summer of 2019. It was like dream coming true to me. I would like to give back what I experienced there to my favorite Ekmattra and this country.

I never knew I would come this far

I would feel so gracious if I could help the people around me. At the age of eight, when I joined with Ekmattra family, I never knew I would come this far. I have graduated from college, and Economics is my field of interest. Now I am working at Ekmattra Society.

Amar school

 

I have been living in Ekmattra since the beginning. I joined its Open Sky School as a student. I was a teacher at Ekmattra’s Open Sky School called ‘Aamar School.’ I really enjoyed educating the children there. I have also completed Chef Course at Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation. Now I am working as an Office Assistant at Standard Bank Limited.

I want to be a nurse and help a sick people

I’ve always dreamed of living with my mom who lives away. That’s why I’ve been studying hard at Ekmattra. I started to think that I had to work and earn money. I love to make people smile. So I thought that such a job was good, but in Japan I had the opportunity to talk to a nurse, and now my dream is to become a nurse. I’m getting a proper qualification at a nursing school. One day I’ll become a nurse and take care of people’s sickness. I hope I can make people and especially those who are suffering smile.

I am teaching at open sky class

I was the eldest in my family, and I used to teach my younger brothers. I was a teacher at Ekmattra Open Sky School too. I have completed my graduation from Bangladesh University. I also participated in a course on Photography at Pathshala. After my graduation, I worked as a Camera Assistant at Ekmattra Entrepreneurs. Now I am working as a Field Associate at Ekmattra Society. 

Audio-Visual productions