Project #7584

'Holistic Development'for 300 Poor Kids in India

by Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All ( IDEA)
May 15, 2012

Activities for children during summer holidays

Masks made by children
Masks made by children

Dear Donors and supporters,

Greetings from IDEA !

We are thankful for your donation and support for our project . Your sponsored  children are enjoying  their long summer holidays . Some of them have gone to their native village to spend time with their relatives . But there are many children who are not lucky enough to go out of Pune  as their parents can’t afford or their presence is  required in Pune to assist their parents in their work during holidays. Still there are some children who undertake some part time job during summer vacation to meet part of their educational expenses during  the next academic year.

We, at IDEA organise many summer time activities for children- creative workshops, art & craft workshop, exposure visits etc to create opportunities for such children while we are also busy with the preparations for  aid distribution for the next academic year for the children.

Here is a brief report on the summer time activities for the children.

Three day workshop for children in the age group 14 years and above.

  • Career Guidance  sessions  through poster display.  The sessions started with a SWOT (Strength, weaknesses, opportunities and Threats) analysis and focused on goal setting. Information of different streams and vocational courses was explained.
  • Preventive counseling on Addiction

An informative & interactive session on the harmful effects of addiction was conducted for the adolescents by an expert from a well known de-addiction center. The session included a slides show on the hazards of Addiction; the ill effects on physical and psychological health and one’s family were discussed.  He explained how to help the addicted person to wean him away from the vices. Students got an opportunity to clear their doubts on many related aspects.

  • Paper Quelling Activity

The art of Paper quelling was taught to the children. It gave children an opportunity to engage in creativity. The Art needs a lot of concentration and patience. Children learned to make greeting cards with intricate designs of this art.

Activities for children in the age group 10  to 14 years  

  • Story reading and listening

World Book day was celebrated on 5th March 2012 in study centres .The teachers gave information on  the different types of books like-children’s story books, novels, Informative books, text books, historical, mythological, detective books etc. What aspects the students should see before reading books was explained to them like the title of the book, author, edition, price, publication, contents, preface, cover  and back page, other books of same author or publication etc. Children read the books and wrote “Autobiography of a Book” with full of imagination. Library and book reading in groups are activities held on regular basis during holidays. The teacher reads different moral stories to them.

  • Skit making and presentation

As a part of the Employee engagement program of  Tetra Pak an one day fun filled and informative session on  skit making & presentation was held for the children in the age group 10 to 14 years.

 33 selected children from  four  study centers got an opportunity to interact and  learn from  talented employees from Tetra Pak. They  guided the children in planning , preparing and presenting skits  on important  issues like healthy living , dental awareness, de-addiction and environmental protection etc.  The employees complemented the children for their talents and creativeness  & encouraged them to be responsible citizens .All the participants received gifts and snacks packets too from Tetra Pak. 

 This program was organised with the help of  iVolunteer –one of our supporting partner NGO.   

 Summer camp for the tiny tots in the age group 6 to 10 years  

  • Art and craft activity

Different things like craving soap blocks in beautiful designs, paper house, drawing, puppets, masks etc are  some of the activities included in the workshop. Children are enjoying the activity.

  • Playing Educational games

Children are also getting opportunity to attend the center on a regular basis to play different educational games like puzzles, chess, spell well, number games etc.   

Dear donors, this update is incomplete without expressing our sincere thanks to you for supporting this project. On 13th June , Global Giving has planned for a ‘ Bonus Day’ . We request you to make a small donation on 13th June; your donations made of this day will help us to get a matching grant from Global Giving !!!  


Paper Art -children
Paper Art -children
Tearcher -on Book Day
Tearcher -on Book Day
Session on de-addiction
Session on de-addiction
Tetra pak employees guiding children
Tetra pak employees guiding children
Tetra Pak Employees with the children
Tetra Pak Employees with the children
Group presentation
Group presentation

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Project Leader:
Dr.Usha Pillai
Pune, Maharashtra India
$21,404 raised of $48,000 goal
177 donations
$26,596 to go
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