Sep 14, 2020

For a better tomorrow

Embroidery
Embroidery

Dear Donors,

Hope you all are in good health. It is a big challenge for all of us to manage our lives in this pandemic. Although the technological advancement has made it possible for most of us to continue with our day to day life, daily wagers and migrant workers are at a great loss. Their livelihood is a big concern.

IDEA foundation has been knitting together it’s staff and learning the nature of such challenges in each of the various communities in Pune. Aid-workers have been focussed on retaining their connect to their projects and social initiatives, while also undertaking certain relief work and counselling youth and women and local leaders as a positive contribution to the affected families, in addition to undertaking distribution of essentials and hygiene necessities.

We are continuing most of our sessions online for this project. In addition to the skill development sessions ,we have conducted zoom meetings on different topics which are needed to manage this crisis. Some of the topics covered were understanding COVID, Realization of self, communication skills & self-confidence, Motivational session, Importance of hygiene &  nutrition, Stress management, Time management and House budgeting.

Our beneficiaries have learned to use online platforms for different skill development programs. The main advantage of this situation is that they get to hear from different entrepreneurs and their success stories through these virtual platforms.

We have conducted webinars for women on how to restart their business and precautionary methods to be taken in beauty parlours after the lock down is released. 

These sessions are organised in such a way that the beneficiaries will be encouraged to continue to aim for a better tomorrow and be motivated to make use of the opportunities even in this difficult situation. 

Thank you for all your support during this crisis. Please continue to support us and together we can make a difference in someone's life.

Mehandi Art
Mehandi Art
Stitching
Stitching
Sep 11, 2020

We have promises to keep..

Art and Craft
Art and Craft

Dear Donors, 

Warm greetings from IDEA Foundation.

As you know ,the work of NGOs has never been an easy one.

With the unexpected breakout of Corona virus it has become even more difficult. In most parts of the world, the community work has completely stopped or the channels and the availability of human, financial and logistic resources to assist the community have been severely affected.

Although we are not able to run our study centres and women empowerment programs on the ground, we have been working on various strategies to connect with the communities and our beneficiaries. Most of programs are running online now. Our social workers are constantly in touch with our beneficiaries through phone calls.

Online competitions keep children cheerful and it help them to develop healthy spirit and team work.  So competitions like patriotic Dancing, essay writing, drawing, and Art and Craft were held. The objectives of these events were creating more awareness about Covid and to  increase the attendance of students in virtual sessions.

Rakshabandahan is one of the most celebrated festival in India, we organized Rakhi making competition for students where children got engaged with study center and got a platform to show their creative skills.

Drawings are best medium where we can express our emotions without any words, so we organised Drawing Competition on two occasions one on Dahi Handi Festival and the other on Independence Day. Children participated with enthusiasm and sent photographs of their drawings.

We have organised parents sessions also to make them aware of the changes in education methods and encouraged them to support their children in their online learning. Teacher training sessions were conducted for our study centre teachers to equip them with the new technologies and platforms used in the current remote education methods.

We have also partnered with different platforms like Call and Connect for mentoring support of our children enlisted under our programs.Nevertheless we have enrolled more children in our study centres and we will continue to do our best with your support.

Thanking each one of you and our dedicated social workers for the support. Please continue to support us.

Awareness
Awareness
Teachers Day
Teachers Day
Drawing Competition
Drawing Competition
Essay Competition
Essay Competition
Sep 11, 2020

We shall overcome..

Grocery Distribution
Grocery Distribution

Dear donors,

Greetings to all! Hope you are all in good health and managing well.

The pandemic has had a disruptive effect on the traditional methods of social activities. The effect on the poorest has however been the hardest – the daily wage worker, the migrant labourer, the hotel staff, the household worker, the construction helpers are among the categories who face economic hardship. Their livelihood is a major concern. Reaching out to these families has become more difficult with all the restrictions and safety protocols to be followed.

The self care project   for women by IDEA foundation was started to educate women from underprivileged background the importance of good health and hygiene.  But with the unexpected breakout of COVID 19 life has become even more miserable for women with all the family members locked in a house with minimum facilities. More than economic crisis, women are facing lot of stress inside the four walls, difficult to manage each day with the bare minimum. Understanding their difficulties we have distributed groceries and essential supplies to their families.

We persevere to keep in touch with these women through different activities to keep their spirit uplifted. The zoom meetings are planned and carried out in such a way that they also actively participate and share their concern.

We have covered different topics in our online platform by experts, topics included understanding COVID situation and precautions, Stress management, Time management and Family budgeting. We have also arranged different fun activities like slogan writing and poster making to encourage these women to use their skills and also to impart awareness of COVID in their communities. The women were encouraged to share their art work with their friends and families through WhatsApp.

Thank you for all your support throughout this journey. Help us to continue to uplift their spirits while trying to come out of this corona crisis.

Health And Nutrition Session
Health And Nutrition Session
Anger Management
Anger Management
Awareness Sessions
Awareness Sessions
 
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