Dear Donors & Supporters ,
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 !!!
Dear Donors & supporters ,
We are happy to present a report from the field to update you on the progress of our project. IDEA recently celebrated its 10th Foundation Day. We organized many programs for the children , parents and teachers during the months of January and February 2012. A brief description of some of the programs is given below :
‘ Joy of learning Science’
This year we have selected ‘ Joy of learning Science’ as the theme of our Foundation day celebration. The objective was to popularize Science education and to create awareness & generate interest amongst the school going underprivileged children in science and the role science plays in our everyday life.
1. Science workshop
Around 40 beneficiary children got a chance to attend a Science workshop. These children have come up with many interesting science projects for display. Two interns – Aakash & Suchitra from a famous Business school in Mumbai guided the children in making and presenting the projects they have made. Many volunteers were also actively involved in helping the children in the Science projects.
Children got an opportunity to display the project they have made and explain it to people during our foundation day event. This gave wider exposure to these marginalized children.
2. Multi –media presentation & talk on Science.
We organized interactive sessions for children with three eminent scientists - Dr. Prakash Tupe , Dr. A.A. Natu ( IISER,Pune) & Dr. Mukund Deshpande ( NCL, Pune) on 5th Feb 2012.
Around 70 beneficiary children attended the program . Dr. A.A. Natu spoke to children on the influence of nature on discoveries and inventions. Dr. Mukund Deshpande gave a very informative session on ‘Microorganisms-Friends & Foes’. Dr. Prakash Tupe- another well known Scientist held a session on astronomy-‘ A Trip to the universe’ .
These sessions were supported by Powerpoint presentation & video clips and were very interesting . It was a first time experience for the underprivileged children to learn from such experts and to interact with them .
An interactive session for parents & teachers.
As part of our education program for the parents as well as teachers, we have organized a talk from Dr. H. V. Sardesai a well known medical practitioner and orator on their role in the overall development of the child on 11th Feb. 2012. He said all children are capable of attaining highest position in life as they have the potential . But parents & teachers have to play a important role in exposing the hidden talents in children. The child should feel interested & happy to do things. For this a good physical & mental health is important. He gave excellent tips to the parents and teachers on how to engage a child to be interested in creative work and utilize his / her full potential.
The curiosity & confidence of the child should be developed by answering the child’s queries. The emotional development and its management should be done skillfully to make the child a good balanced person in today’s world.
The talk was followed by a question and answer session . The main focus was how to use science and technology for the positive development of children.
Celebration time for young mothers !
We organize programs and activities for parents, especially young mothers to get them involved in the developmental programs we organize for children.
Recently , we have organized a fun filled day for young mothers to celebrate a traditional custom – “Haldi Kumkum” on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival. Haldi Kumkum ceremony serves as a platform for women to meet and wish each other for a blissful married life by applying Haldi ( turmeric) & Kumkum ( a red coloured powder)) on each other’s forehead.
We used this platform to give an opportunity for the poor mothers who are working as maid servants, rag pickers & casual laborers to participate in some fun games. Around 45 ladies came together & spent a few hours of relaxation. They got opportunity to play different games. They enjoyed & had spirit to win. The winners were given prizes.
Once again we wish to convey our sincere thanks to you all for your generous donation to this project. We request for your continued support .
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