Kalanga Bazar Eduction Trust (KBET)

KBET was founded in Calcutta in 1995 with the goal to break the self - perpetuating cycle of poverty in urban slums by empowering women, children and weaker communities through education, health and economic independence. KBET's target group is based in Ranchi city, a vast area comprising of poor community members from all castes including minority, backward classes and some SC/ST clans. KBET's programs include non-formal education centres, tutorial centres, academic scholarships, health centres and training, income generation, micro-credit financing, vocational training, and capacity building. For further information, please visit

Sackhumvit Trust has partnered with KBET since 2008 to finance the operating expenses for HMK Public School, an education institution that offers a formal education program to students in pre-nursery to the 5th standard from Mojahid Nagar and Hindpiri slums in Ranchi. HMK Public School also offers matric coaching for school dropouts, and a tutorial program for 7th to 10th standard students who study in local vernacular schools and are first generation learners. For the academic year of 2009-2010, HMK Public School has enrolled 135 students in tutorial and matric coaching program, and 120 in the primary school.

Recent Updates
July 2020: Due to the Lockdown KBET is using the funds provided by Sackhumvit trust towards uniforms, text books and work sheets these are sent directly to the student homes so that learning continues.