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.
Apr 25, 2014

AMAZED BY THE POWER OF WEB !

Neha is excited while showing her CV to friends
Neha is excited while showing her CV to friends

Dear Donors and supporters,

Greetings from IDEA !

We are happy to present a report on the recently started project to impart computer literacy to rural girls. Some young girls approached us and shown interest to learn basic computer literacy class along with English Language skills . In this  rural area, there were no computer classes in many villages . The students had to travel 20 to 30 KM to join a computer class . Computer literacy is very important in every once life. Considering the need and interest we have started classes in our project office. A few High Schools in the area also requested us to start computer class for the students.

We started two batches – one for the undergraduate students and another one for the school going kids .

The class for the young girls were mainly focused on MS word, excel, power point, internet browsing etc in addition to English Language skills . Total 20 young girls attended this class.  By the end of three months the girls developed very good skills especially in MS word. They were very happy to ‘create their CV ‘ by themselves . Earlier they were submitting ‘ hand- written’ application forms . The girls were oriented about the ‘ job recruitment portals ‘ and Social networking sites as well .They were amazed by the ‘power of net search ‘ to find out any required information.  The girls were so happy that their teacher was also one among them . Their senior in their school !! So learning was a ' fun time' for these girls . 

In the separate batch for the school kids ,our focus was to make them aware of the ‘ computer basics ‘ & ‘net search’ for additional information related to their school topics . These kids were operating a computer for the first time.

Thank you note from the girls .

On behalf of these girls we convey our sincere thanks to you  for your  donation to this project. We request for your continued support so that more needy & deserving children can be benefitted .

Learning from Peer is even better
Learning from Peer is even better
First computer lesson
First computer lesson

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Apr 23, 2014

OUR TRUE AMBASSADORS!

THREE AMBASSADORS.
THREE AMBASSADORS.

Dear Donors and supporters,

Greetings from IDEA !

IDEA took up Skill Development project understanding the need of the youth struggling for livelihood. They had poor educational background due to various reasons like poverty, lack of interest in education, lack of guidance, household responsibilities etc. The youth could not be enrolled in school either due to their over age for school. So to provide a second chance to them, the training program was started based on the demand and the interest of the students. The training gave them recognition and skills for their livelihood.

IDEA is in skill based training since last four years.  Every year nearly 250 students are acquiring skills in Beautician, Tailoring, Nursing, Art & Craft and Retailing etc. We are presenting success stories of our alumni-The three young girls are Renuka, Archana and Pallavi ( name changed to protect identity ) from Nursing, Beautician and Art & craft course respectively.

Renuka a drop out in 10th Grade was working as a maid in a hospital. The social worker was continuing her efforts to reenroll her in school. But it was all in vain. We tried to engage her in other activities and were at last successful in diverting her to nursing course. As she worked in the hospital, she was motivated to complete the course successfully.  She took up the job of a nurse in the same hospital where she worked as maid. Renuka is very proud to be called as ‘ Sister ‘  She is also holding the responsibility of a tutor who is guiding interns placed in the hospital for practical . She feels very proud to be a mentor to her junior students.

Archana- the change maker. She is a young married girl. She pursued training in Beautician. She joined a parlor to get some experience and later started home service. She has two small children of 7 and 3 years old. She very skillfully manages household things and works as a professional beautician too. She is an instructor of Beautician course and changing the personality of the young girls. She has trained 50 students till now.

Pallavi- A Budding Artist

Pallavi has inborn talent of creativity. She got first opportunity through IDEA to learn Art and Craft in her community. The private classes are very expensive and were far away from her home. She was very excited to join Art & Craft class of IDEA as she could easily spare sometime in the afternoon after returning from college. Pallavi is studying in second year of graduation in commerce stream. Along with the formal education, she has learnt Art forms like different types of paintings, jewelry, paper quelling products etc. She has flair in paper quelling. She takes orders and sells paper quelling Jewelry in her neighbourhood and in exhibitions.  A timid girl is now becoming confident and looking at  a ‘ jewelry designing profession in coming years. Pallavi is teaching the Art to students in the new batches of IDEA. She is earning a supplementary income which gives her immense satisfaction.

IDEA IS PROUD OF OUR TRUE AMBASSADORS  !!!

 An Appeal for support.

On behalf of these girls we  convey our sincere thanks to you  for your generous donation to this project. We request for your continued support so that more needy & deserving children can be benefitted  .

Archana
Archana's class in progress
Pallavi teaching paper art
Pallavi teaching paper art
Renuka conducting practical sessions.
Renuka conducting practical sessions.

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Apr 23, 2014

Curricular &Co-curricular Development of children

Guidance in Maths & Science
Guidance in Maths & Science

Dear Donors and supporters,

Greetings from IDEA !

We are thankful for your donation and support for our project . In the month of February and March children were busy preparing for exams. So the activities during the last quarter started with  ‘ how to study ‘ workshops, helping students to score good marks in Mathematics & Science . After the exams various informative sessions and activities for skill development were held. Some of the activities are described below:-

FOR IMPROVING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

  • English Enhancement classes for 7th to 9th std. children . 16 sessions were held. Children attended the classes enthusiastically. An assessment was conducted of all the students. 
  • To track the progress of children in their respective schools, school visits by social workers were planned; accordingly visits to 7 schools have been done. The social workers met the school teachers and have recorded their feedback of respective child’s progress in school. This will help us in making specific separate plans for each child according to his/her needs.  
  • Useful tips prior  to 10th Board exams. Tips on daily routine, nutrition, revision techniques, important documents to be carried etc were covered by the resource persons.
  • Solving the difficulties in Mathematics & Science – for students who are appearing for school final exams- It was of great help to the students. They got answers to their problems and guidance in solving the paper.   

INFORMATIVE SESSIONS

  • De-addiction awareness

In slums children and adolescents are exposed to many vices. So IDEA regularly conduct sessions on de-addiction with the help of  volunteers, trainee social workers and even experts from the field . These sessions are held in small groups so that the participants are comfortable in clearing their doubts and seek help from the experts.  

  • Awareness to young generation on road safety

 

The traffic is increasing in Pune day by day. The roads are busy all day. So the rate of ‘Traffic Jam’ situation and the accidents are increasing. The children are at risk while coming and going to school. Therefore a session on road safety was conducted in two schools for young children covering 180 children. It included understanding the traffic rules, importance of following them, consequences of disobeying rules etc.

A group of volunteers from a company and a few social work students gave information in an interesting manner- through stories and folk songs and dance. There was also a question-answer session at the end. The children were given coloring book with the road safety message.

  • ‘Summer Camp’

After finishing the final exams in school marginalized children are not lucky enough to occupy  in any constructive activities .IDEA organize ‘summer Camp’ for them every year in various locations benefiting such poor children .

A three day camp for 30 adolescent boys and girls was held with a combination of activities like art and craft, creative thinking, health awareness and team building. 

A session on story making was helpful to express the creative ideas and language development. An Art session on marble painting, paper quelling, pen stand making , drawing etc enriched them with new skills. 

The concluding session was on awareness on Anaemia  which is very common among Adolescents . The causes, its symptoms and self detection were also explained to them. A few recipes to enrich one’s iron intake were also taught to the participants.

We wish to convey our sincere thanks to you  for your generous donation to this project. We request for your continued support so that more needy & deserving children can be benefitted  .

Students receiving useful tips on how to study
Students receiving useful tips on how to study
Information Regarding Anaemia
Information Regarding Anaemia
Creative workshop
Creative workshop
Participants with their art work
Participants with their art work

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