We are a group of social architects, determined to take matters into our hands and progressively contribute to the development of a great society by imparting the "kind of education that matters" to underprivileged children. Our group constitutes of successful and experienced professionals, educationalists and social activists.
We believe quality education should be accessible to all, so we decided to form a NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization. We are registered as EK ASHA TRUST (Regd# 41131705998 / 2017; PAN# AAATE9020G) effective 4th Aug 2017 under the INDIAN TRUST ACT at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
EK ASHA TRUST Certificates:
Regd# 41131705998/2017 12A/10AC# AAATE9020GE20215
PAN# AAATE9020G 80G/10A# AAATE9020GF20221
Darpan# OR/2019/0242443 CSR1# CSR00022657
SAMBIT KUMAR DAS
Founder, Managing Trustee
Sambit is an educationalist and information technologist who is passionate about using education to bring social transformation. He returned to India from the United States in 2014 to work in the education sector for the needy. He was a Chief Architect (Director Technology) at Cognizant Tech. Solutions, USA.
Sambit quit his job in 2017 to found EK ASHA TRUST, a nonprofit organization that provides holistic and child-centric education to children in rural and tribal areas of Odisha.
In his words, "For a society to rise, every single individual in it must rise first!". Social transformation is possible through transformed individuals (social change agents) and the goal of education has to produce such personalities who are critical thinkers, capable, sensible, and responsible. He feels education has to be such that reflects in character where character building gets precedence over competence and seeking becomes the way of life. He is committed to providing underserved children with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
He believes the world has plenty of sensible and capable human beings wanting and waiting to contribute to society but often unsure of the direction. They need to be connected and provided with platforms to meaningfully contribute and take active participation in the journey of bringing social transformation. He is a passionate advocate for transformation, and he is working to create a more just and equitable world through education. Here are a few of his blogs...
Sambit Kumar Das
Gautam Kumar Pradhan
Rajnarayanan C K
(Communication & Outreach)
(Partnership & Stakeholder Relations)
(Training & Capacity Building)
(Legal, Admin, Finance & HR)
The team of program leaders brings experience from diverse fields, from education, research, and livelihood to IT and consulting. They are dedicated to leading the organization toward our goal of reaching the unreached and working towards the transformation of society through the transformation of individuals with the help of education.
Online Thinking Class (OTC)
Chatashali & Sustainability
Durgesh Nandini Dash
Partnership & Stakeholder Relationship
Communication & Outreach