Dear Donors & Supporters ,
Greetings from IDEA Team.
We are happy to present another report on the programmes and activities under the project. Before that we would like to update you about the programmes and projects of our organization.
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 like Global Fund for Children ( GFC) , Sir Peter Ustinov Foundation ( SPUF), Volkart Foundation . Corporate associated with us include Symantec , Persistent , Vodafone , Systems Plus etc .
Due to this support , IDEA could expand its programmes and activities to many villages and Govt schools in Haveli & Bhor blocks in Pune districts, Maharashtra state in addition to our work in Pune city. However our focus remains the same- minimizing school drop-out amongst the marginalized children by adopting a holistic approach & creating a ‘ second chance ‘ to the drop out youth.
IDEA’s current programmes & activities are :
Report from the field
1. Guidance in Math for high school children.
With the objective to remove the fear of Math from the mind of children & to make Mathematics more interesting ,on 12th Jan 2013, a Mathematics workshop was held for 42 students of 8th & 9th Std . With the use of blocks and glasses , the concept of Square, Cube and the algebraic expression was explained to children. Using graph the area of square and rectangle was also taught in a simple way.
Another session was held on the origin of Mathematics-by a well known teacher and a recipient of Best Teacher award by State Govt. of Maharashtra. 52 children of 9th Std participated attended this session. The session included the beginning of counting, roman numbers, Invention of Zero and about the famous Indian Mathematicians- Bhaskaracharya and Aryabhata. The children and teachers found it very informative.
Some very needy children under the project were given festival dress , shoes and socks and a first aid box.
3. Health Check up of Children
A health check up of 153 children from 6-14 years of Ramnagar slum was done on 21st January 2013. It was done with the help of a Nursing college and Government Doctors. The Nursing students also performed a street play on Health and hygiene.
All children were provided with de-worming tablets and multi-Vitamin tablets. The height and weight of each child was recorded. 118 children had no problem; 35 were referred to specialists like eye, ENT, and skin. The common problem of wax in ear and dental caries was identified. A dental awareness session was held for children focusing on the dental structure, daily habits of brushing teeth & proper brushing technique.
4. Co-curricular activities
Children got many opportunities for their all round development through co-curricular activities. It gives them an opportunity to express their hidden talents and also retain their interest in the program.
Sports competition for children was held in two areas at Ramnagar, Warje and Shashtrinagar, Kothrud. The competitions held were running race and ball race for 1st & 2nd Std, Lemon & spoon and Book balancing race for 3rd & 4th Std children, Frog Jump and sack race for 5th, 6th & 7th std and slow cycling for 8th and above children. The children gave their best and were in full enthusiasm. The winners as well as the participants were given prizes.
b. Hand writing competition .
Handwriting Competition was held on 4th Feb 2013 in all the centers
c. Children’s Fun Fair (Balmelawa)
This was a whole day event held on 10th Feb 2013 in association with IDEA’s Foundation Day. 282 children and 50 volunteers and staff were present. There were 15 groups Dance performances of the children based on the folk dances of Maharashtra State. Three best prizes were given to the groups.
After lunch, a film show and slideshow on Wild Life was shown to children. The next session was on Shadow Painting. Children made beautiful drawings.
5. Importance of education through puppet show
In one of our project area- a very backward & remote slum, a puppet show was organised for children and their parents on the importance of education and parent’s role in educational development of children. The children & parents enjoyed responding to the questions asked by the puppets.
An appeal :
While expressing our sincere thanks to you , we request you for your continued support for the smooth implementation of activities under the project.
Global Giving Bonus Day is just around the corner! It begins on March 13, 2013 at 9 am ET and ends at 11:59 pm ET (GMT-5) or until matching funds run out. On this day Global Giving will match donations at 30%, up to $1,000 per donor per project.
So please don’t forget to make a donation to our project on this day .
We are thankful for your donation and support for our project.
We are delighted to share some of the important activities we have held under our project’ Holistic Development for 300 Poor Kids in India’.
14.3 % children secured marks between 91-100%,
19.2%children scored marks between 81-90%,
26.2% children scored marks between 71-80%,
14.1% children scored marks between 61-70 %,
16.3% children scored marks between 51-60% and
9.4%secured marks between 41-50% .
An Appeal :-
Dear donors, we express our sincere thanks to you for supporting this project.
We need regular funds as we have started work in a few rural areas in Haveli & Bhor Taluka in Pune, in addition to the slums in Pune city.
Our beneficiary coverage during FY 2011-12 & our target for FY 2012-13 are :-
Coverage during 2011-12s:-
1. Children – 5000
2. Youth – 1000
3. Women – 1000
4. Population coverage - 80,000.
Target for FY 2012-13 :-
1. Children – 7000
2. Youth – 1500
3. Women – 1500
4. Population coverage - 200,000.
Dear friends and donors !
We are here again with a detailed report of a recently held activity co-ordinated and organized by iVolunteer - another NGO for IDEA ,as IDEA staff are busy with collecting examination results , counseling students and at the same time distributing school materials to students ! This is a vivid illustration of the power and beauty of ‘ Networking’ in Social field !
Theme Event Report: let’s know our rights & duties!!!
Location: IDEA study center located at ARAI Road, Kelewadi, Pune
Beneficiaries:25children (8 – 14 years of age). These children are studying in government schools and are also enrolled with IDEA for additional guidance in their studies.
The event started with a short skit and group song presented by the children . Thereafter, a movie based on human rights was screened .The movie title was “Give me back my childhood”. The movie describes the life of children living on streets and how they are deprived of the basic human rights in our country. The movie mentions the names of each right; the children get deprived of with the flow of the story. It mentions of individuals right to live with dignity, Right to safe and secure environment, right to live with parents, right to education, health services, food, shelter, Right to Equality, Equal treatment before law etc.
Children enjoyed the movie screening. This was followed by a discussion on their understanding of what human rights are? Then four groups were formed and each group had to present what they understood from the movie and what they consider as their basic rights as humans. They had to use chat paper and sketch pens to present their ideas. They were given half an hour for this task.
Then each group presented its ideas one by one. Some children used paintings, role plays, pictorial demonstration etc to express their understandings. One of the groups came up with an extempore skit performance based on human rights. This was excellent.
Post group presentation, the children were explained the basic human rights and how rights are always accompanied by duties.
Finally at the end of the session, sweets were distributed amongst the children and the session was wrapped up. The kids enjoyed the session and also developed a fair understanding about human rights.
It was a very fun –filled, informative and interactive event. It helped the children to have an understanding of their rights as human beings and how one’s right becomes another person's duty and vice versa.
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Thank you note and an Appeal for support :-
We are very thankful for your support and make an appeal to you to make a donation , if possible on 13th June 2012, so that the impact of your donation will be doubled by a matching donation from Global Giving on this day !
Dear Donors and supporters,
Greetings from IDEA !
We are thankful for your donation and support for our project . Your sponsored children are enjoying their long summer holidays . Some of them have gone to their native village to spend time with their relatives . But there are many children who are not lucky enough to go out of Pune as their parents can’t afford or their presence is required in Pune to assist their parents in their work during holidays. Still there are some children who undertake some part time job during summer vacation to meet part of their educational expenses during the next academic year.
We, at IDEA organise many summer time activities for children- creative workshops, art & craft workshop, exposure visits etc to create opportunities for such children while we are also busy with the preparations for aid distribution for the next academic year for the children.
Here is a brief report on the summer time activities for the children.
Three day workshop for children in the age group 14 years and above.
An informative & interactive session on the harmful effects of addiction was conducted for the adolescents by an expert from a well known de-addiction center. The session included a slides show on the hazards of Addiction; the ill effects on physical and psychological health and one’s family were discussed. He explained how to help the addicted person to wean him away from the vices. Students got an opportunity to clear their doubts on many related aspects.
The art of Paper quelling was taught to the children. It gave children an opportunity to engage in creativity. The Art needs a lot of concentration and patience. Children learned to make greeting cards with intricate designs of this art.
Activities for children in the age group 10 to 14 years
World Book day was celebrated on 5th March 2012 in study centres .The teachers gave information on the different types of books like-children’s story books, novels, Informative books, text books, historical, mythological, detective books etc. What aspects the students should see before reading books was explained to them like the title of the book, author, edition, price, publication, contents, preface, cover and back page, other books of same author or publication etc. Children read the books and wrote “Autobiography of a Book” with full of imagination. Library and book reading in groups are activities held on regular basis during holidays. The teacher reads different moral stories to them.
As a part of the Employee engagement program of Tetra Pak an one day fun filled and informative session on skit making & presentation was held for the children in the age group 10 to 14 years.
33 selected children from four study centers got an opportunity to interact and learn from talented employees from Tetra Pak. They guided the children in planning , preparing and presenting skits on important issues like healthy living , dental awareness, de-addiction and environmental protection etc. The employees complemented the children for their talents and creativeness & encouraged them to be responsible citizens .All the participants received gifts and snacks packets too from Tetra Pak.
This program was organised with the help of iVolunteer –one of our supporting partner NGO.
Summer camp for the tiny tots in the age group 6 to 10 years
Different things like craving soap blocks in beautiful designs, paper house, drawing, puppets, masks etc are some of the activities included in the workshop. Children are enjoying the activity.
Children are also getting opportunity to attend the center on a regular basis to play different educational games like puzzles, chess, spell well, number games etc.
Dear donors, this update is incomplete without expressing our sincere thanks to you for supporting this project. On 13th June , Global Giving has planned for a ‘ Bonus Day’ . We request you to make a small donation on 13th June; your donations made of this day will help us to get a matching grant from Global Giving !!!
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