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 http://www.kbet.org.in.
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.
July 2010: KBET's Tutorial Centre and Matric Coaching awards ceremony for the 2009-2010 academic year was recently featured in the local news.