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.
Dec 13, 2013

AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Taking a first look
Taking a first look

Dear Donors,

Greetings from IDEA!

It gives us great pleasure to bring to you the first report of our Computer Literacy Class which is especially designed for young girls from rural areas of Pune-India, aimed at enhancing their employability in the near future.  Before starting with computer training, we decided to finish with basic English language course because knowledge of basic English makes computer training a little easier.

The first batch of 10 girls completed their English course in 6 weeks. The course covered the following topics which were found relevant:

Grammar:

  1. Lexical categories (parts of speech): an introduction.
  2. Basic word order and types of sentences.
  3. Tenses: Formations and a brief introduction.

Vocabulary:

Domains:

  1. Introducing self and others
  2. Education & Career
  3. General interests and Hobbies
  4. How to plan daily routine
  5. Body parts and Health
  6. Shopping  and Telephonic conversations
  7. Email and Letter writing
  8. House and Furniture

   Along with theory they were taught through group activities and role playing games. Their interest and enthusiasm was carried forward in the computer class which so far has completed two sessions. In these sessions the girls were only introduced to computers as most of them have never operated computers before. We have a lot of ground to be covered in these coming weeks and right now we are working with only 2 computers but slowly with your support we will have a flourishing computer training centre for many more girls. Thank you for being the first donors of this project. We really appreciate your contribution.

Learning a new language
Learning a new language
How to carry a telephonic conversation.
How to carry a telephonic conversation.
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!!

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