Seven-year-old Puja loves going to school in Jaipur. She is always among the top students in class. But ever since Puja lost her parents, paying for tuition and books has become a serious problem. Left with few other options, the young girl wrote to Education For All seeking support. She received a scholarship that allowed her to stay in school.
Rajia is the daughter of a driver in Kolkata. She has always been a good student and managed to stay in school despite her family’s meagre monthly income. When she cleared the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEE), her path was set. But university education comes with cost concerns. To help her continue her education, Rajia was awarded a small one-time grant from the West Bengal Government. She also received support from Education For All and was able to continue her Computer Science and Technology course.
More than 15,000 students have benefitted from Education For All in various forms as of December 2021. The Education For All project prioritises need above merit, with a belief that any child who wants to continue going to school has the right to do so.

The Trust believes that problems plaguing the nation such as unemployment, crime, corruption and population explosion have all been created by a lack of basic education. Creating opportunities for children to be educated will help minimise, if not eradicate, such issues. The Trust does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, religion or gender.

EFA was formally launched by former president of India Pratibha Patil on July 23, 2006, at the Governor House in Rajasthan in the presence of eminent educationalist Late Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, Director of the United Nations Information Centre (India and Bhutan) Shalini Deewan, Managing Director of Shree Cement H.M. Bangur and writer Taslima Nasreen.
In its early days, the Trust also provided support to schools in the form of funds to enhance the strength of their teaching staff. Now, the Trust concentrates on the sponsorship scheme, which has been found to produce greater results.
The Trust also provides educational materials in the form of books and stationary to underprivileged students in slum areas. During Covid-19-induced lockdowns, Education For All partnered with several local NGOs to impart quality skills to children by organising various workshops, events and interactive sessions which were conducted by experts in their own fields.


Muskaan is supported by Shree Cement Ltd under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Muskaan is a joint initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education For All, aimed at promoting skill development in children. Muskaan also aims to popularise heritage literature and culture among young children nationwide by weaving these into formal and informal education through student activities. Some of the ways devised to do this are cultural programmes, storytelling, theatre, dance, music and art. Such activities are organised with the help of collaborations with EFA’s national and international associations and institutes in a pan-India and overseas network of schools and educational and art institutions.


The Trust aims to offer skill-building courses and workshops to marginalised students while also helping them with coaching classes, providing them with stationary and other study materials. Distributing nutritious food and offering basic hygiene amenities are a part of this project for children.