Sponsor educational needs of a child for a year, INR 5000


Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All (IDEA) was instituted in Pune with a vision to make education more accessible and widespread in the underprivileged children. Born as a result of a need to improve the situation and reduce the number of school dropouts amongst underprivileged children, IDEA has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception.

The Basics

Many parents, despite being poor and/ or poorly educated are determined to provide their children with a good education. They enroll them in private schools even though the fees are higher. However additional expenses like admission fee, exam fee, computer fee, cost of uniform, school stationery hit them hard. Very often unless outside help is given the child may become a school drop- out. However IDEA insists on a contribution from the parents therefore they do not sponsor the entire education cost of the children.

How It Works

• IDEA gets request from poor parents and referrals from school teachers for sponsorship support for these children to continue their education.
• IDEA also keeps a close watch in their project area to identify such potential dropouts.
• Once the child is under the sponsorship programme, IDEA continues the support until the child completes education or the financial status of the family has improved.
• However, to ensure that parents maintain responsibility, IDEA provides only partial support, the remaining is borne by the parents.
• Most of the benefits like school materials are provided at the beginning of the academic year.
• The parents pay school and coaching class fees upfront.
• IDEA reimburses this amount, via cheque, within a month of receiving the receipt for the same.
• The social worker monitors the progress of the child and organizes various programmes like life skill sessions, camps, competitions, exposure visits, study skill/ development workshops etc. for children throughout the year.
• A civil dress is provided before Diwali and fee reimbursement is done as and when IDEA gets the fee receipts from beneficiaries.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
School Supplies/ school bag/ uniform or civil dress) 1000.00
School Fees/ tuition class fees 1500.00
Co- curricular activities 500.00
Social Workers Salary 1500.00
Administration& feedback cost 500.00
Unit Price 5000
Total 5000
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Changing life through timely sponsorship support!
Akshada was attending IDEA study center in a slum when she was in primary school. The parents-the mother working as a maid servant & father working as a Gardener were struggling to meet the growing needs of three children within their limited income. Akshada being the eldest child in the family always felt insecure whether her parents will be able to continue her schooling. Akshada used to be sad when her classmates enjoy many facilities like school picnic, new school bag, and when her class teacher repeatedly reminded her to pay the school fees.
Knowing the family very well, her case was selected by IDEA social worker for sponsorship support. She is under our sponsorship programme since 2010. Akashada is now 15 years old and studying in Grade 10. Apart from meeting her scholastic needs, she got opportunities to attend various co-curricular activities for her development and above all, individual guidance from the social worker.
Akshada and her family utilised the sponsorship aid properly. In Grade 9 she secured 84 percent. She is a very hardworking and sincere wants to be independent. She also attended a spoken English class recently. Her fear in her mind about her future has disappeared; due to this she is very confident now.

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