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 28, 2016

IDEA for making women computer literate

Women learning computers with enthusiasm
Women learning computers with enthusiasm

Greetings from IDEA!

Government of India has launched National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) to digitally literate the poor masses. IDEA Foundation believes in the notion and supports its commencement as to enable people to actively participate in the development process to enhance their livelihood. It facilitates 3 NDLM centers in different parts of Pune and one of them is in Kothrud. For IDEA it is a part of their skill development initiatives for underprivileged women, to enhance the employability of these women.  In these centres IDEA also conducts eLearning classes for children and computer training for youth. 

IDEA  NDLM center regulates various batches throughout the day.  The center has laptops and computers to facilitate learning. The students come from various backgrounds but as per observation, more women candidates are enrolled as students. The applicants who have registered with IDEA Foundation are satisfied and are thankful to us. Some of them comments:

 “I am 25 years old and I knew absolutely nothing about computers or laptops. My main objective to become a digital literate was to teach my kids about the same. I joined IDEA center as it was an easy option and I had to pay nothing to learn. After the completion of the course, I would love to seek a job.”  Says Deepali.

 Another student, Jaishree comments, “ I couldn’t study after 10th standard. I feel neglected from the present world. I have enrolled in this program so that I can cope up and help my children as well.  She was keen to learn and therefore chose to become a student at the age of 32. She enjoys her classes and has learnt Microsoft word, Notepad, paint, Gmail operation and Online booking so far. She wishes to get an online job.”

 Jyoti  who is a 10th standard student has joined IDEA so that she can learn all aspects of computes. She aspires to become a receptionist. She states that IDEA Foundation should come up with more courses to support people from low -income group.

 Various Alumni’s of IDEA Foundation’s NDLM center have ensured jobs as receptionist, data analyst and computer programmers. We wish to help more people with our service with your support.

We have been managing these courses with your support. Please continue to support us so that we can reach out to more people and make them computer literate.

Thank you.

 

 

IDEA staff supporting the students
IDEA staff supporting the students
Children  learning with the help of computer
Children learning with the help of computer
Woman are really interested in learning
Woman are really interested in learning
IDEA student
IDEA student
Nov 25, 2016

Akash made his mother really proud

Akash and his mother at their home
Akash and his mother at their home

 Greetings from IDEA!

As you are aware IDEA is supporting very poor and deserving children through our educational sponsorship program. Presently 293 children are in IDEA's sponsorship program. Most of them are receiving aid from last 4 to 5 years.

IDEA sponsorship program is a great support to children like Akash, who can't afford education. You will be really happy to read about him and understand how he has benefitted because of your support.

Akash, a  17 year old teenager, has faced several ill fortunate episodes in his life by now. His parents separated when he was only 10 years of age. His father was an alcoholic and therefore domestic violence was always at its peak. His mother was not only insulted but was also beaten severely at regular intervals. Akash’s father died due to long term sickness.  Akash and his mother, Smita moved to stay with their maternal family. Her 3 member family was living in a one-room rented house. An addition of 2 people under the same roof was not less than an untold burden. Smita lost her left hand in an unfortunate accident but she did not give up. She worked as a domestic help for years to support her only child. The affirmative sequel of such disturbing set of events resulted in building Akash a responsible son. Akash understood at an early age that he needs to stand up not only for himself but also his mother. But their was a hindrance in his desired journey to declare himself self-sustained. This obstacle was a conflux of economic problems hence pertaining to become a stumbling block in front of his education. Without knowledge and skill, there was no scope of a better tomorrow.

IDEA Foundation hence decided to offer a helping hand to Akash through our Sponsorship Program. Under the same, we ensured Akash’s  college fee was submitted and also supported him in kind with college bag, stationery, books and notebooks.   We are succoring and extending our aid to Akash since last 2 years. He scored 78% in 11th grade and is presently pursuing commerce in 12th from a  College in Pune. He is also working part-time in a good firm since 2 years. He operates computer and handles currency exchange in the company. Akash’s boss is pleased with his hard work and has recommended Akash to work in their Dubai branch office.  Currently, Akash receives a salary of 4000 rupees in a month from his job. He utilizes his pay by managing his other college expenditures and gives the rest to his mother. Akash doesn’t believe in the concept of breaks or holidays! After he returns from his office, he devotes all his time in studying. His mother wants him to study further and complete Bachelors and then Masters in Commerce.

Due to his hectic day to day life routine, he has never attended skill development sessions provided by IDEA Foundation. His mother plays an active role and attends all these sessions in his place. Smita received “Best Motivating Parent” award by IDEA Foundation for her motivation and support.

Akash believes that IDEA Foundation has been a motivating factor in his life and both Akash and Smita are thankful to the foundation. We take immense pride in extending our aid to the needful and talented students in all our possible means. We seek your help to support us so that we can continue helping students like Akash.

 

On behalf of IDEA , I would like to express my gratitude to all those who are contributng towards this great initiative.Thank you very much for your generous contributions. Please continue to suppot IDEA.

We are proud of them
We are proud of them
I am able to attend school
I am able to attend school
Nov 25, 2016

Priyanka, an inspiration to many women

Priyanka at her home cum work place
Priyanka at her home cum work place

Hello Donors ,

Hope you all are in good health and spirits. 

IDEA  conducts many vocational training programs for underprivileged women, such as Beautician course , Tailoring Course , Home chef course , Computer training ..etc. Many women are getting benefitted of these programs. Here is a story of woman from one of our training centres located in Sutardara.

Sutardara is a small locality in Kothrud, Pune, India .The area accommodates people under the below poverty line mark. The inhabitants of this region are mainly urban workers, who manage to fetch themselves meager income. The living standard is at the rock-bottom and apparently the residents survive in small unhealthy living spaces. One such occupant in Sutardara is Priyanka.

Priyanka, a mother of two daughters, dwell in a one-room rented apartment with her husband and father-in-law. She migrated from Junnar to Pune city few years back. She was not only astonished with the fast pace of the city but was also determined to match the steps. Priyanka, who has studied only till 11th grade, took reasonable time to transform to the growing environment. She understood that income and empowerment go parallel and hence developed a will to earn. Her bundle of skills was only restricted to basic tailoring as she was exposed to the same at a younger age.  She started taking stitching orders but failed miserably. The reason behind the disappointment was lack of efficiency in her stitching expertise. She realized that her existing dexterity is insufficient. In the time being, word of mouth introduced her to IDEA foundation’s Advance tailoring course. Her eagerness to learn helped her to complete the course successfully. Not only her former ability in stitching was polished but she also enlarged her artistry and learned new techniques. Priyanka was now trained and prepared to take stitching orders and deliver clothing styles that were in trend. She resumed with her work. Initially, she was unable to evoke customers but there was no turning back. The few clients she bagged were immensely satisfied with her work. Her newly learnt skill in stitching beautiful blouse neck designs became her specialty and also her selling point.  Her clients recommended her work to others and a regular flow of customers was ensured.

On an average, Priyanka earns a monthly income of Rs.3000 and festivals like Diwali make her earn up to Rs.8000 . She is pleased with the grossing of money and aims to multiply it in the future with her tough grind. Priyanka plans to save her hard earned money for the bright future of her daughters. She aspires to provide her daughters with education, a better living and all the happiness they deserve. IDEA foundation encourages assistance to women like Priyanka who are budding talents and are ambitious to uplift themselves.

IDEA foundation is thankful to your tremendous support and we anticipate constant aid to fulfill and uplift several women like Priyanka.

Thank you.

Home Chef - An IDEA  skill development Initiative
Home Chef - An IDEA skill development Initiative
Beauty Parlour Students
Beauty Parlour Students
 
   

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