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.
Nov 7, 2013

THANK YOU GLOBAL GIVING DONORS- IDEA's children

DIWALI CELEBRATIONS AT IDEA
DIWALI CELEBRATIONS AT IDEA

Dear Donors,

Warm Greetings from IDEA!

Another wonderful year is coming to an end, this year we took our project “HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT FOR POOR KIDS” to another level. Our holistic approach towards minimizing school drop-out amongst the marginalized children is appreciated by many sponsors and supporters like you including international & national foundations and Corporates. Due to this support, IDEA could expand its programmes and activities to many villages and Govt schools in Pune district.  

Many volunteers from the corporate field joined us this year and made our events even more successful. Many donors personally visited IDEA’s study centres and were left impressed. Two volunteers from Global Giving U.K, Hannah Sainsbury and Dan also visited IDEA.  It is indeed a satisfying feeling to have more people support our cause.

This year we reached out to 450 little kids through Play and Learn centres, 240 out of school children through our 15 study centres and 710 adolescents through our sponsorship programme.

OUR ACTIVITIES THIS YEAR –

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES :

Play & Learn centres and study centres are running smoothly 6 days a week where we focus on improving basic learning skills (Reading, Writing, English, Marathi and Math) of primary and secondary school children. They are taught in various creative ways to make subjects like Science and Math fun and easy. Regular tests and surprise tests are conducted to check the achievement level. Supporting activities like Science exhibitions, Science Exploratory visits and storytelling sessions were undertaken.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

Many activities were carried out this year where children could explore their hidden talents and hobbies. Drawing competitions and Sports competitions were held at all centres. Sessions on paper quelling and clay exploration were carried out for all children. Puppet shows and Educational films were shown which the children enjoyed thoroughly.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Many fun activities were carried out this year like Museum visits and summer camp. A talent exchange programmme was held and FUN GAMES were organized by IDEA’s youth groups. Sessions on Health, Hygiene and Nutrition were held for adolescent kids. Guidance sessions for parents are organized regularly by IDEA’s teachers.

It all because of your contribution friends that we are making many dreams come true. Please continue supporting us.

Our children want to say a big THANK YOU so please watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJRTjUuZ29E

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! 

Nov 6, 2013

THANK YOU GLOBAL GIVING DONORS

YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN FROM IDEA
YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN FROM IDEA

 

Dear Donors,

Warm Greetings from IDEA!

It gives us immense pleasure to look back at this passing year. Together we have initiated, although small but significant activities under our project “ENGAGE AND EMPOWER GIRLS AND BOYS FOR GIRL EFFECT”

This year a total of 135 young women and girls are benefitted by our different Vocational training courses in -

  • Tailoring
  • Beautician
  • Retail Marketing
  • Basic Nursing
  • Art and Craft

Young women and girls who have dropped out of school and due to many reasons like migration and family responsibilities cannot go back to school are enrolled for these courses. Most of these women are making good use of the crafts learnt here and are getting good value for their products like paper quelling articles, jelly candles and gift articles which they sell in neighborhood markets and special exhibition for NGOs. This year our beneficiaries got overwhelming response for their products at more than 10 such NGO fairs. They say that this is a great way to generate additional income for their families and it makes them proud to contribute to the family income. Courses in Tailoring are also in high demand and they are going on in full swing. Retail Marketing is catching up especially with young girls who want to take it up later as a career.

Life skill sessions for 460 Adolescents on

  • Gender Sensitivity and effect of declining gender ratio on society
  • Adolescent health
  • Hygiene and Nutrition
  • Career Counseling
  • Moral values and importance of good habits

We started this project last year to empower young girls and to bring about an attitudinal change in young boys regarding topics like gender sensitivity and adolescent health. The Project is creating opportunities for marginalized girls for their self development through anemia control program, sponsorship support to continue education in high school, health & nutrition awareness, family life education & training for employability enhancement. Through this project we are helping many girls to stand on their feet and stand up for themselves and we are very happy to observe positive changes in our youth. It is all because you care. We value your contribution immensely.

Our children also want to say a big THANK YOU to you so please watch our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJRTjUuZ29E

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Oct 18, 2013

GIRL POWER

IDEA
IDEA's 10th std. board exams toppers

Dear friends and donors,

Thank you for supporting “THE GIRL EFFECT”

Empowering girls is a continuous process, especially girls from underprivileged backgrounds. We at IDEA focus on such girls and provide them with financial support and encouragement. Providing them not just with quality education through our study centres but also encouraging them to participate in extra-curricular activities which enhance their overall personalities. This time we were very happy to notice that our continual support to these young girls is showing results. Girls from IDEA have excelled not just in their 10th board exams but are also achieving success in athletics and art and crafts.

EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH EDUCATION

Girls for whom even completing their high school education was a challenge due to poor conditions at home have today come out as toppers. Through our sponsorship programme these girls are not just completing their schooling but are passing their board exams with flying colours. In the last academic year 2012-13, 50 sponsored children from IDEA appeared for 10th board exams, 78% of them being girls and we are proud to say that all these girls have scored good marks. It was indeed a joyous occasion to felicitate these young girls. We hope that they continue their studies further. Four out of five of our toppers are girls:

Kajal  - 93%

Nutan  -  90%

Somnath - 83.60%

Pooja - 80.20%

Ganga - 75%

One of these bright intelligent girls is Nutan and we are happy to share with you her story-

Nutan - a real braveheart

Nutan was referred to IDEA’s sponsorship programme when she was in 8th grade. Her mother was terminally ill and so the family’s meager income was spent on her medicines and treatment. Nutan was taken in for the sponsorship programme and given financial aid and emotional support by our study centre teachers. Her father felt relieved as he saw Nutan flourishing at the study centre, but soon her mother passed away just two months before her board exams. We were very worried about the family’s emotional well being and Nutan’s studies and our team of social workers supported the family in every way. Nutan was provided with textbooks, clothes, medical kits and other study material along with psychological counseling. We are happy to say that she did not let all our efforts go waste and secured an excellent score of 90% in 10th Std board exams. Now Nutan is pursuing her degree in Computer Engineering in one of the best colleges in Pune. Her tale of courage and determination inspires us all.

Friends, it is because of donors like you that girls like Nutan are fulfilling their dreams. Please continue supporting “THE GIRL EFFECT” so that together we make more such dreams come true.

Please check our Annual report:

http://www.ideafoundation.org.in/Annual%20Report%202012-13.pdf

Nutan at IDEA
Nutan at IDEA's felicitation program
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