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.
Sep 9, 2016

Sakshi goes to school...

Sakshi & her mother in front of their house
Sakshi & her mother in front of their house

Dear Donors,

Greetings from IDEA Foundaton!!

Hope you all are in good health. IDEA continues its attempts to give education to all children in the neighburhood communities. Yes, education for all is still remains a dream, but we are happy to inform you that we have reached out to more than 1,28,000 people in and around pune with our educational,skill development and awareness programs.

After more than half a century of attempts to uplift the under privileged communities economically by spending hundreds of millions, much changes are not seen in the society. We have realised that the only solution to the poverty is giving them education and skill development  and to make them employable.

IDEA Foundation is supporting education of poor community children through various initiatives and projects. It  runs 22 ‘ Play and Learn centers ‘ for children from 1st to 4th standard children and 9 Study centers for children from 5th to 7th standard in Pune, Bhor, Bopkhel and in Jambulpada. The objective of play and learn cenre is to make the education foundation strong and to make learning interesting for children from marginalised communities. To inculcate regular study habit in bigger children and to assist them in studies, we run study centres, where our teachers help them in their studies, identify their difficulties and give specialised coaching whenever required and also provide career guidance to them. These classes are helpful to reduce the number school dropout from these communities. 

Celebration of festival & other co-curricular activities retain the interest of children in school and in IDEA centers.

Success Story

The IDEA study centre at Indira nagar community, in Pune  is running successfully from the last 3 years. Many children from backward community are enrolled in this centre. Sakshi, belongs to a very poor family where education of the children was not given priority.

For children from her community, it is very difficult to continue education because of frequent migration of their families in search of job. Sakshi could not attend regular school and so she was far behind in academics and so was not much interested in attending schools. When IDEA started this study centre in Indira Nagar, we enrolled her in 5th standard in a nearby school and motivated her to attend regular school with our educational support. Her parents were also given awareness about the importance of education.

With IDEA sponsorship program, they could afford to send her to school and they have decided to educate all their 4 children at least till 12th. She is coming to IDEA study centre regularly since last 1 year. She likes to participate in various activities conducted in our centre and she is also given remedial coaching for the classes she missed.  

Her parents are grateful to IDEA and all supporters for the helping their children.

Thank you donors for making it possible for Sakshi to attend regular school. Please continue to support us to reach out to many more children who really need our support for education

Play time
Play time
Cleanliness drive by kids
Cleanliness drive by kids

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Sep 9, 2016

Computers for empowering women

Financial Literacy Program
Financial Literacy Program

Dear Donors,

It is time to get back to you with the news from our computer literacy programs for under privileged girls and women. We are making  differences in their lives with these programs. Many have started earning and gained confidence in their ability to use computers for their day to day activites. In this digitally progressing World it is very important to have basic knowledge about computers and social media for the sustainable development of the marginlised communities. keeping that in mind , IDEA started computer centres in Kothrud and Bopkhel for girls and women from poor background and the courses are conducted free of charge. Thank you donors for your generous donations.

IDEA is running his computer courses successfully in the Bopkhel centre for last one year. Many girls and  women in the age group 15- 60 are benefitted from this course.

IDEA is the first centre to run an online computer course for free in Bopkel. There are 2 different courses for women in our study centre.

1. Finance Literacy Program

2. NDLM certificate Program.

            1. Finance Literacy Program

                        Finance Literacy program is developed by TATA  Capital and it is an online course for one month with 9 modules. The course is in English as well as in Hindi. Primary knowledge of banking, insurance, retirement plans and investments are covered in this course with the help of audio and video programs and it is an interactive course. The students are finding it really useful.

            2. NDLM Certification

                                    IDEA is conducting NDLM or National Digital Literacy Mission program in its centres. NASSCOM Foundation has  designed this course  and they give us technical support for running this program. 129 students have completed this course in Bopkhel IDEA centre , 67 students appeared for the exam and 64 students passed the exam. Certificates were given to the students who have completed the course successfully. The course is really useful for women working in different fields like beauty parlour , tailoring ..etc as they now know how to use social media and youtube to get better ideas and get publicity for their work. They can also learn new techniques and patterns with the help of internet.  Some women got jobs in billing sections of big malls.  Many students who completed this course got confidence to learn more about computers and joined advanced computer courses. These courses are making many women employable in this digital World.

Success Story

32 year old Radha is from Rajasthan, she has settled down in Pune with her husband in a rented house. She hails from a very poor family,  she could not continue education after 4th std. Her husband is also not well educated, they are running a small business in Pune. They have 2 children and as they have realized that without good education life will be miserable for their children too, they have enrolled them in an English medium school. But though they want the very best for their children, they are not able to help their children in their studies at home. When they heard about IDEA computer centre, Radha has decided to join as she knew with the help of computer she can help her children to access information which she lacks. She is learning basic computer skills with great interest and gaining confidence to help her children with their queries. She is thankful to IDEA for giving her an opportunity to be of support to her children.

Please continue to support us so that we can start more centres and cover larger communities which are deprived of economic development due to the lack of accessibility and education.

NDLM Certificate Distribution
NDLM Certificate Distribution
Radha at IDEA computer centre
Radha at IDEA computer centre
Computer class in IDEA centre
Computer class in IDEA centre

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Sep 9, 2016

Honappa , the bright student from Karanataka.

Honappa
Honappa

Hi Friends , Warm greetings from IDEA Foundation!!

We are glad to inform you this year IDEA supported 287 children from very poor back ground with our sponsorship program.  IDEA is providing these under privileged children the necessary educational support and so that the parents who cannot afford can send their children to school. Deserving children especially from high school classes are provided with educational sponsorship in the form of school materials, uniforms / civic dress, school and coaching class fees and opportunities for their all-round development through co-curricular activities.

Gender sensitisation, awareness on food and nutrition for all round development etc are some of the informative programmes we have conducted for our sponsored children during the last couple of months.  

We also felicitate children and parents for their outstanding performance and support .  

Success story:  We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Honappa is a very bright student who is under IDEA sponsorship program. He is studying in standard 10th.  He is a good in academics as well in extracurricular activities like dancing and drawing.He is systematic and thorough in his subjects.  He loves to read.  Honappa's 9th standard result was remarkable , he scored 94 percent marks.

This achievement is very remarkable considering his family background . He is hailing from a very poor family and his parents are uneducated.  Honappa has two brothers too who are doing diploma in engineering. The parents are working really hard to meet both ends , but still it is difficult for them to afford the education of their children. They motivate their children to study , as they know only education can bring a relief to their hardship. But their daily wages are not sufficient  for the basic necessities , so they have requested IDEA for sponsorship support for Honappa’s education, so that they can some how manage the educational needs of other two children with the help of some loans.

We are really happy to inform you that Honappa is doing really well in school and he is sincere in his studies. It gives us immense pleasure and satisfaction to inform the donors that your generous donations have served many children to reach up to their dreams and to lead a better life, like Honappa.

Our annual report for FY 2015-16 is ready. Please visit the link  http://www.ideafoundation.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Annual-Report-2015-16.pdf

 

Thank you dear donors for making it possible for us.

Awareness session on nutrition
Awareness session on nutrition
Parents & Children at a felicitation program
Parents & Children at a felicitation program
 
   

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