Sep 10, 2020

Children excel in studies

Sharing joy of School result_with Teacher-in Media
Sharing joy of School result_with Teacher-in Media

Dear Supporters,

This project covers need-based support to the schools and beneficiaries in the flood affected areas in central Kerala .  IDEA Foundation has started this project in August 2018 soon after a  flood- a natural calamity of severe nature claimed more than 400 lives and completely damaged many homes and schools especially in north and central Kerala  . Unfortunately the people in these locations had to face another flood in  August 2019 too . Then came the crisis we all are facing- the pandemic of COVID .

Excellence in studies

The flood and the Pandemic could not dampen the enthusiasm of our school children. They showed excellent performance in the school final exams .        

In this academic year, schools in Kuttanad achieved nearly 100% success ( 99.94%) in the School final (SSLC ) Exams. Many students of SNDP HS, Kuttamangalam also secured ‘A plus’ in all subjects. They achieved this while facing adverse conditions like flood of 2019,  and Covid pandemic at the end of academic year. The students achieved this sparkling victory with the dedicated support  of teachers and NGOs mainly IDEA Foundation. IDEA had arranged English language classes and sessions of co-curricular activities at few schools in Kuttanad, like Govt HS Kuppappuram and SNDP HS Kuttamangalam. Also, IDEA had provided school bags, umbrellas, and other items needed for the students in the above schools during the starting of this academic year.

Support to schools

In 2019 and 2020 support from donors like you  enabled us to provide two sewing machines and one embroidery sewing machine to Govt HS  Kuppappuram for making cloth bags as an initiative to avoid plastic bags in the neighbourhood. The campaign to minimize the use of plastic carry bags by promoting cloth bags was started by the school PTA , but  due to lack of fund, they initiated the campaign with two old sewing machine from students’ home and the campaign picked up momentum when the sewing machines sponsored by IDEA reached the school. The campaign made an eco-friendly impact at nearby places as most of the people preferred the cloth bags and the use of plastic carry bags was reduced. Mothers of a few children trained students the making of cloth bags and since the school is closed now due to Covid pandemic, the activity was put on hold now as the sewing machines provided was supposed to be kept at school only for common use.

We provided office furniture like office table, book shelf, and slotted angle rack to Govt High School  Kuppappuram and SNDP High School  Kuttamangalam.

We have also given financial aid to Ponga Govt Lower Primary school for the construction of temporary class rooms. The school was in a dilapidated condition and the School Management committee raised some money for renovation work . For making temporary classrooms by doing trusswork there was still a shortage of fund. The estimated cost for the trusswork is Rs 40,000/-.Nedumudi village panchayath ( local body)  sanctioned an amount of Rs 9000/-as immediate relief. The Parents Teachers Association has arranged Rs 10,000/-. There was a shortage of Rs 21,000/- for doing the trusswork , IDEA provided funds to complete the work .

Our efforts to support the schools and beneficiaries are going on with the available funds . We request your support so that we can reach out to more needy children and schools.  

Renovated school
Renovated school
Temporary classroom
Temporary classroom
Sep 9, 2020

Silver lining..

Grocery Distribution
Grocery Distribution

Dear supporters,

Warm Greetings from IDEA Foundation!

In the midst of Covid-19 crisis, our much awaited 10th and 12th board examination results were declared. Once again our children made us proud. It was really an exciting moment for all of us and the children’s outstanding performance motivated us to continue our work with more passion and dedication even in these adverse conditions.

43 children appeared for 10th board exam and all of them cleared the exam, 8 children scored above 80 percent marks. The highest was 92.6 percent. 41 children appeared for 12th board exam and 40 children cleared all the papers. The highest was 82.15 percent. These children would not even able to complete schooling without your generous support and IDEA’s timely intervention.

At an individual level, each of us are affected by this pandemic. Although the technological advancement has made it possible for most of us to continue with our day to day life, the effect on the poorest has however been the hardest.

This year education sector is highly impacted, so government has decided to reduce study portions to assimilate the students with limited access to online resources. However, education alternatives have been even more limited for the urban poor and rural students who have clearly missed an entire half-year of schooling and any form of substitute education.

IDEA Foundation is continuing to support education of children under our sponsorship using different strategies to connect with these children. Our social workers are getting trained in different strategies to use to keep the interest of the children in studies as well as to cope up with the difficult scenario. We are proud to say that we have a bunch of dedicated social workers and stakeholders who continue to be our strength in this time.

We have  distributed groceries to their familes as their parents are daily wagers who are not able to earn in this pandemic.

IDEA recognised that the children under their tutelage must balance academic merits with soft skills and emotional intelligence so that they build communication and creative skills.We are conducting online sessions to keep our children motivated and to stay focussed. Fortunately, we are able to get the best counsellors and motivational speakers for our children. We have conducted sessions on time management , Anger management, Art Therapy, Health and Nutrition, SWOT analysis ..etc for our sponsored children.  We are also arranging mentors for our sponsored children to keep them on track, and also to see if they need any professional help.

The counsellors  strove to widen and enrich the children’s capability to undertake critical thinking and constructive collaboration. About 10 students attended an online Google Meeting hosted by an IDEA counsellor wherein Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats methods were taught and demonstrated. The children asked many questions about the right ways to implement this method and wholeheartedly participated in the using the techniques of role play and correlating the various life scenarios where the Six Thinking Hats recommended techniques for effective decision making can be applied.

Thank you for your support! Please continue to support us, so that we will face the unexpected challenges with courage and continue to run our program for the benefit of the society, even when other alternatives fail.

Anger Management
Anger Management
Art Therapy Session
Art Therapy Session
Health And Nutrition Session
Health And Nutrition Session
Sep 9, 2020

It is reaping time..

Online basic Computer class
Online basic Computer class

Dear Donors,

Warm greetings from IDEA Foundation...

Computer literacy has become an integral part of our lives now...Our beneficiaries were well prepared for this day..Thanks to all of you who made it possible for them to manage the crisis in this difficult phase of our life.

IDEA had started computer literacy programs for women with a vision to equip them with a skill which can make them employable. We have trained thousands of women from poor educational and financial background. We never expected that one day our life will become so dependent on computers.   We are glad to see that these women are using their computer knowledge in managing day to day life in lock down, by sharing their knowledge with their families and also as an important pillar of support  to their children to continue education online.

We are giving training on how to use different apps for our current needs. We have conducted sessions on how to use Google meet and Zoom.      We have also provided information on cyber security and the importance of taking care when children are using internet. Every day new apps and technologies are coming up, we try our best to keep our beneficiaries updated to make their life easier in this pandemic. Our social workers are dedicated and available to them always to clarify their doubts and help them

Yes, at least they are not so helpless. They know how to reach out for support and to make use of the available resources provided for them by the government as well.

IDEA while continuing with online platforms, gives training to new students through the available resources. These women who were already trained in their communities are of great help to new students. However, IDEA computer centres remain closed due to the nature of spread of the infection and the strict lock down regulations imposed in the state of Maharashtra as a preventive response to curtail the rapid community spread of the virus.

Thank you very much for your continuous support.

Remote Learning
Remote Learning
Remote Learning2
Remote Learning2
Remote Learning3
Remote Learning3
 
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