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 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
Dec 23, 2013

Get Set Go...

A close Finish
A close Finish

Dear Donor,

Christmas Greetings from IDEA!

            Exams are over and winter is here - a perfect time to go out and play and play is what they did. In our Holistic Development programme there is emphasis on sports and physical activity along with educational activities so we encourage children to take up a sport as sports instill many good qualities like team spirit, leadership qualities and confidence plus the benefits of fitness and good health.

Athletic Event enjoyed:

            Recently a media company organized a national level athletic event for school children. 20 children from IDEA participated in various running races. It was a good experience for them to compete and interact with children from other backgrounds. We were very happy to see that even without any coaching, the kids put up a tough fight. Every year we organize sports meets and many kids also participate in marathons and sports competitions. One of these sports enthusiasts is Swati who is a budding sports star and we are happy to share her story…

Swati - an athlete in the making:

            Swati got associated with IDEA when she was in 6th Std. She has been under different IDEA projects like learning centers, sponsorship program and vocational training course. Swati continued attending our study centre till 10th std as there was lot of disturbance in her small single room house which made studying impossible for her. Her father is jobless and mother works as domestic help. Because of sponsorship support, Swati could continue her schooling and scored 68% in 10th board exam.  In the mean time she also completed a 6 months basic nursing course conducted under IDEA’s vocational training programme and also took a part time job for a few months to support her family.

            Now she is pursuing graduation in Commerce stream. In college she got interested in the game of Kabbadi which is an old Indian sport. She is showing all signs of an athlete in the making with her good performances and winning laurels for her college Kabbadi team. Swati is now a national level Kabbadi player which is a matter of pride for us and is still associated with IDEA’s youth groups and helps conduct games and activities for IDEA’s young children. She frequently helps other children and her mentors from IDEA. Her helping nature is appreciated by all. Swati is currently sweating it out for a national level sports competition representing her club. IDEA wishes her good luck!

        Please continue supporting Swati and her friends who are at the most important time of their lives.

Get Set Go
Get Set Go
Proudly showing their certificates
Proudly showing their certificates
Swati- our sports star
Swati- our sports star

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