Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All ( IDEA)

MISSION: ' Our mission is to create equal opportunities for the underprivileged sections of society for their all round development.'. We believe that along with equal opportunities, people from socio-economically weaker sections of the society need guidance and support to utilize these opportunities effectively. VISION ' IDEA's vision is a just society where individuals have access to equal opportunity' Our ultimate GOAL is poverty eradication.
Feb 10, 2014

JOY OF READING THROUGH GROUP ACTIVITIES

Engrossed in their favorite stories
Engrossed in their favorite stories

Dear Donor,

Greetings from IDEA!

Reading opens doors to endless possibilities and so we wanted to inculcate this habit in our Study Centre children from a young age. The main aim behind starting the Study Centres is enhancing basic learning skills- Reading, Listening & Comprehension of all children so that they have a strong academic foundation. We conduct some activities especially to generate in children a love for reading. After their regular studies, children at Study centres are encouraged to read story books in groups which is followed by discussions, role playing games or essay writing.

LIBRARY IN A KIT- Portable Library just for kids

All Study Centres are equipped with mini portable Libraries which have books sorted according to grades. The Library has both English and Marathi (local language) books.  Children are issued new books every week which they read in groups.

In the group each child takes turns reading a story, this improves attention span and confidence while making the reading activity a little more fun. After a story is over the children share what they have learned and the teacher explains the moral message at the end. This improves comprehension skills of the children.

Once in every month the children put a play enacting their favorite stories. They love dressing up as their favorite characters and they always have an audience! This activity has improved the basic learning skills to a great extent. Their vocabulary has expanded and scores in school exams have improved too.

We thank Pratham books for donating these Library kits, there is no better gift to give to child than a book.

LEARNING to respect all RELIGIONS while improving learning skills

In association with BHASHA which literally means LANGUAGE in Marathi (local language), a weekly activity oriented session on reading, enacting and craft work is implemented in our study centers.This  is a unique activity for children which aims at improving their language skills also educates them about the significance of celebrating different festivals, events of National importance and International days.

Important festivals of all religions and states of India like Diwali, Christmas and Eid and also days of national & international importance in each month are celebrated according to their unique customs. The teacher then explains the importance of these events and the purpose behind why they the celebrated. The teacher uses special teaching material designed specifically for primary school children.

The children then perform plays and dances based on the festivals of that month. Recently on the occasion of World Literacy Day, the children from all study centres got together to make stick puppets. They even put up a lively and spirited show on “Importance of Education”. We are happy to share the pictures with you all.

This activity is one of a kind as the kids not only get to hear amazing stories and celebrations but also get an education in secularism and an appreciation for different communities and religions. Days of National importance like Independence day and Republic day instill a sense of national pride while different state festivals make them more secular and we hope more tolerant of the diversity of this country in the future.

Thank you Dear Donor, it is because of you these kids have a new book in their hands and a new word on their lips. We request you to show your consistent support in  enabling us to create opportunities for needy tiny tots!

 

 

 

 

 

Library in a kit for tribal kids at Kasurdi
Library in a kit for tribal kids at Kasurdi
Reading in a group, so much fun!
Reading in a group, so much fun!
kids creating a colourful collage.
kids creating a colourful collage.
With their favorite character, Paplu- the giant.
With their favorite character, Paplu- the giant.
The stage is set for the best puppet show in town.
The stage is set for the best puppet show in town.
Feb 5, 2014

Success is just a click away!

The first click!
The first click!

Dear Donor,

Greetings from IDEA!

Thank you! for contributing to this Computer class which is conducted especially for rural girls. It began with a batch of 10 college going girls and this first batch has completed a basic English language course and one month of basic Computer training. As word spread some High school girls approached us and this second batch has also started their computer training with us.

It is an amazing thing for these village girls to be operating the computer as they have never even touched one before. At first they were scared of it, afraid of pushing a wrong key but slowly their computer teacher has settled them and is making the basics easy for them.

The computer teacher is a young post graduate in Computer Science from a nearby village. She is not just a teacher but an inspiration for these girls- coming from a village like them with limited facilities, she has done what very few youth from her village have done- a post graduate degree in Computers!

 She teaches them in a language that is comfortable for them, also brushing their English as they move forward in their course. She will cover all basic concepts of computers including MS word, excel, power point and internet browsing.

This knowledge of Computers will definitely prove to be very useful to these girls in the future for finding a good job in the field of Accounting, Sales, Office assistants or Teaching like their mentor. Seeing their enthusiasm we feel that their success is just a CLICK away!

Total 20 young college going girls and 25 school girls attend the Computer class for two days a week. 

Theory classes in session
Theory classes in session
Feb 4, 2014

FIRST UPDATE REPORT

Social Worker visits Vandana
Social Worker visits Vandana's home

Dear Donors,

Greetings from IDEA!

We are very happy to bring to you the first report on our new project on Global Giving - “Educational Sponsorship for 50 children- INDIA”.  IDEA is running this sponsorship programme since the last 6 years and has made it possible for hundreds of underprivileged children to finish their schooling and college successfully. There are many children in our Educational Sponsorship programme from Primary schools, High schools and colleges. Different activities are planned for them every month according to their age groups.

 

(1)    ENGLISH ENHANCEMENT SESSIONS:

Knowing English gives an edge to students in their studies now and will also create a strong base for their future.  Keeping this in mind IDEA has started English language sessions especially for High school children. An experienced teacher conducts these sessions in which she focuses on improving basics of the language like reading, writing, basic Grammar and speaking skills. Efforts are made to teach in a light and friendly manner through storytelling, games and charts.

 

(2)    Session on “HOW TO PREPARE FOR BOARD EXAMS”

A child counselor conducted this session for 10th std children as they are in the last leg of preparing for their board exams. She explained to them that studies do not only mean academics but also learning through day to day activities and observation. She covered some important aspects of studying like –

-          ‘How , When and What to study’

-          Goal setting and planning should be SMART and accordingly to our capacities.

-          Make a weekly time table and stick to it to reduce stress later.

-          Give enough time to study both difficult and easy subjects.

-          Make time for pursuing hobbies and sports.

-          Nutritious diet and sleep are very important before the exams.

 

(3)    Social Workers’ HOME VISITS:

An important part of the Educational Sponsorship programme is home visits by social workers. The social workers regularly visit the children’s homes to interact with their parents, to find out their needs and problems. The social workers also guide the families and counsel them whenever required. Most of the adults are casual labourers who are illiterate or school drop and families are struggling with many issues like marital discord, alcoholism, adolescent issues and poverty. In such an atmosphere it becomes extremely difficult for the child to concentrate on her studies. This also affects her mental and physical growth. At times like these the social workers offer emotional support and guidance to the children. Their role in the sponsorship programme is pivotal.  

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! THERE ARE MANY MORE CHILDREN WHO NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

 

English Enhancement Session
English Enhancement Session
How to prepare for Board Exams
How to prepare for Board Exams
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