Sep 7, 2012

Quarterly Update on the project

Paper bag making
Paper bag making

Dear Donors & Supporters ,

We are thankful for your donation and support for our project.

We are happy to share some of the important activities we have held under our project to empower the girl child.

  1. Felicitation program

In order to felicitate the girls who have excelled in their academics / vocational training / any other extra-curricular activities, we have organised a programme. 47 girls appeared for school final exam and all of them passed & while 40 girls passed the examination with excellent grade.  In Higher secondary class, 11 girls appeared and all of them got distinction . 37 girls who have completed vocational courses were also felicitated .On this occasion , IDEA felicitated the volunteers and Interns associated with us.In all 72 students were felicitated.

2.    Career Guidance sessions to Adolescents and Youth.

The session focused on meaning of career, various options for career after 10th and 12th std., including degree and short term courses, courses based on hobby like photography, dancing, music etc.

An activity was conducted to relate relation between Interest and Aptitude of the student and care to be taken while choosing career. 

3.    Session on Right to Information ( RTI) Act

Right to Information Act is a powerful act enforced in 2005 . An introductory session on the RTI Act was held for the youth. The session started with few clippings on how the Act is helpful to stop corruption. With a few real life examples, it was illustrated how lack of knowledge about rules made common man’s life miserable due to corruptions and malpractices. The youth were told to keep their eyes open and speak against the malpractices using the Right to Information Act.   

4.    Skill Development Activity 

Under our vocational training courses, in this year 37 girls completed a beauty parlor course ; 23 girls have found employment while others are self employed. Another 52 girls are currently undergoing training in various vocations like Basic Nursing , Retail marketing and Beauty parlor .  

5.Training of trainers for Making of Paper Bag

A volunteer taught  attractive and sturdy patterns of  eco friendly paper bag to the trainers of Craft and embroidery class . The girls now plan to make such bags in bulk quantity and to sell them  in pre Diwali festival exhibitions to be  held in October 2012.

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.

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Paper bags are ready
Paper bags are ready
Career Guidance session
Career Guidance session
Best Teacher Award
Best Teacher Award
Friend of IDEA Award- Community contact
Friend of IDEA Award- Community contact
Most motivated parent receiving the Award
Most motivated parent receiving the Award
Cultural program
Cultural program
Sep 7, 2012

An update report from field

Jilebi eating competition
Jilebi eating competition

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’.

  • Ø  Pre and post tests in Study centers:
    • o   In our study centers we focus on improving the basic learning skills of children . Every  year we do conduct  pre & post tests to assess the achievement levels of the beneficiary children. The result has been very encouraging to continue the work we do with slight modification to improve the activity . Apart from the improvement in academics our children showed remarkable increase in their all round development.
  • Ø  Academic result :
    • o   The academic result was also very encouraging for us. The overall result is as mentioned below:-

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% .

  • Ø  Aid distribution:
    • o   Consistently for the third year , Sevasahayog an NGO in Pune  supported IDEA by providing School bag , notebooks and stationary . The volunteers- busy professionals- make it a point to meet the children, interact and motivate them to do well in studies as well as to be good citizens . Similarly a CSR initiative of an IT company too supported IDEA with school materials. This enabled us to provide School materials all the 408 children attending our study centers.
  • Ø  Annual Felicitation Programme:
    • o   Every year  we felicitate our children for their remarkable progress in studies, sports / arts. We also look forward for the felicitation program as a platform to express our sincere thanks to our supporters as well . We awarded  Systems Plus volunteers as ‘ Best Corporate volunteer’ , Dr. Hansa as ‘ Best Individual Volunteer’, Aakash  & Mugda as ‘ Best Interns’ , Savita as ‘ Best teacher-IDEA’ , Vilas & Sandhya as ‘ Best community supporters”  and  felicitated a few motivated parents and school teachers.
  • Ø  Independence Day celebrations :
    • o   IDEA foundation celebrated 15th August, our 66th Independence Day in all the study centres. In one location at Gopal Vasti, Hadapsar, the celebration was held with lots of enthusiasm and spirit with the involvement of the volunteers from Systems Plus – an IT company and active participation of the  people from the community. IDEA’s social workers Sunita & Kanchan arranged the programme in association with Mr. Vilas Jadhav from Gopal Vasti. The activity started at 11am by National anthem. After that there were various fun games, picture colouring competition for 1st & 2nd std children and drawing competition for 3rd to 7th children. The children participated with full enthusiasm. After that there was prize distribution for winners. The children also received gifts and snacks, sponsored by Systems Plus. The programme was enjoyed not only by the children but the social workers, volunteers and community people. 
  • Ø    Entry level activities in a few  rural areas.
    • o   IDEA started many initiatives in a few rural areas in Haveli  & Bhor  Talukas  in Pune.
    • o   In Mandvi & Sangrun in Haveli Talukas, we are focusing on Early Childhood Care & Education ( ECCE) and enhancing the quality of primary education in a few Govt schools. We have  distributed school materials and held a drawing , flower bouquet making and elocution competitions for children in the primary schools in these locations  as our entry level activities.   
  • Ø  An  exposure visit with a difference-  visit to a special school
    • o   With the twin intention of celebrating Rakshabandhan with special need children and sensitising our sponsored children on the difficulties faced by their mentally challenged friends , we had organized a program in association with Jeevanjyot- a special school.
    • o   The school authorities gave warm welcome to the children and IDEA staff. The founder trustee gave an overview of Jeevan Jyot School. The special friends performed a drill while the children from IDEA performed a prayer and later on tied ‘ rakhis’, they have made for their special brothers. The ceremony was very warm & touchy. They also distributed sweets to their brothers. 

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.

 

Happy Independence day
Happy Independence day
Drawing competition
Drawing competition
A volunteer with children
A volunteer with children
Visit to a special school
Visit to a special school
Rakhis for brothers
Rakhis for brothers
Jun 11, 2012

Let's learn from each other!

Girls sharing skills
Girls sharing skills

Dear friends and donors !

Greetings!

We are here again with a detailed report of a recently held activity , jointly conducted by two organizations and co-ordinated  by another NGO . This is a vivid illustration of  the power of ‘ Networking’ in Social field !  

Event Report: Let’s learn from each other! 

Girls’  visit to a home for Mentally challenged friends . 

In association with one of our networking NGO- iVolunteer, young girls visited  a home for Mentally challenged friends – Navkshitij  on  5th June 2012. Navkshitij is a home for 22 mentally Challenged Friends (MCFs) located at  Marunji village near Pune. 

Objectives:

To  create a better understanding about MCFs and how they can be helped to become productive members of the society.

 .To conduct a skill exchange workshop for adolescent girls of IDEA  and the MCFs .

 Activity:

The girls were  received by the Navkshitij staff and were briefed about the problems faced by the  MCF and the huge potentials and the inbuilt talents in them . The girls were also given a guided tour of the

Navkshitij premises. The entire group proceeded towards the activity hall which was the venue for the workshop.

 At the venue Mr Munde from Navkshitij formally welcomed the girls. Then Poonam – the field facilitator from IDEA  gave a brief introduction about IDEA. This was a followed by screening of a video about Navkshitij and its work. The round of introductions came to an end with a brief introduction of the objective of the visit by Ms. Bhoomika - the iVolunteer representative .

 Session 1:

 The group activity started with formation of 7 groups comprising of representatives from  IDEA  &  MCF’s and Special Educators from Navkshitij. In the first session , the girls from IDEA  taught the MCF’s to make attractive greeting cards by paper quelling.

Special educators helped to clarify the doubts of the MCF’S. After 1 hour session each MCF came up with a very beautiful card. Making these cards gave the MCF’s a visible sense of achievement. This sense of achievement was visible in the brilliant smiles on the faces of the MCF’s after the card making session.

 Seeing the smile on the MCF was very satisfying and encouraging for the girls from IDEA !

 Session 2:

Then after a few energisers in between, the girls from IDEA  learnt how to make coloured and

aromatic candles from the Navkshitij staff and a few MCFs. As it was the World Environment Day,  Vasudha  aunty – one of the staff with Navkshitij suggested the girls of IDEA  to learn to make Paper Bags using waste old newspapers . After paper-bag making session was over tea and biscuits were served to all.

Post tea-break ,our friends from Navkshitij performed a street play on national integration and against

terrorism. The play was very well choreographed and equally well enacted. After the play the Navkshitij friends were very enthusiastic to dance. They were joined in by the girls from IDEA.

There was lot of fun and frolic towards the end of the program. The enjoyment was for all the girls from IDEA , the MCFs and the Navkshitij staff. The workshop & the fun filled event ended with thanking each other for their time,  effort, support, cooperation and coordination. Then final good-byes were said with a promise to meet again.

Accomplishment

This workshop was a mutually benefiting experience for both the special friends of Navkshitij and girls from IDEA. The friends from Navkshitij learn to prepare greeting cards with paper quelling and girls from IDEA learn how to prepare beautiful and aromatic candles and paper bags from old newspaper.

The smiles on the faces of our special friends were the biggest accomplishment of this workshop. It was also a first time experience for the adolescent girls from IDEA .

IDEA is very thankful to Navkshitij and  iVolunteer- our networking partner for coordinating and organizing this activity. 

 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 !

Sharing skills with friends
Sharing skills with friends
Sense of achievement
Sense of achievement
Greeting card on display
Greeting card on display
Paper bags on display
Paper bags on display
Skit by MCFs
Skit by MCFs
 
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