IDEA Foundation

location: PuneMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor educational needs of a child for a year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
5000
Gift
Reimburse the costs of 40 sessions of Art & Craft to provide livelihood to a poor girl or young woman
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
3275
Gift
Help a poor child to perform better in school through support classes
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
3250
Gift
Corpus Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
250
Gift
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
250
Gift
Swipe Table
 
Mission/Vision
An Empowered society, which works towards giving every child the right to have education at least till secondary school level.
 
Background
IDEA, Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All was started by a group of social workers and social scientists in 2002, in order to adopt a holistic approach to deal with the problem of school dropout. It also has a base of an in depth research done by one of the Founder member on the topic of School Dropout.
 
Dr. Usha Pillai – the Co-Founder & Director has around 28 years experience in the Developmental sector. IDEA Foundation has originated from the findings of her PhD study on School dropouts. She says IDEA believes in a holistic approach to address the issues in educating the under privileged children as the reason/ reasons for dropping out of school or being excluded from the mainstream education are different from child to child.
 
Facts
Full time staff :13
Part time staff:0
Consultants:1
Contract staff :8
Volunteers: 36
Total Receipts for 2014-2015 is INR 14495472
Total Payments for 2014-2015 is INR 7687045
 
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of trainees employed/self employed after completion : 114
Passing percentage of children under sponsorship program : 96
Number of children achieving minimum achievement level: 94
Number of women using art & craft as supplementary income: 131
 
Rewards & Recognition
In 2014, Dr. Usha Pillai was awarded the Strinovention by the The Change Foundation Outstanding contribution in the field of education
RECEIPTS (INR)
 2014-20152013-20142012-2013
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)221,703130,745123,975
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,051,794555,4861,345,284
Other donations from Indian individuals1,082,424766,715758,757
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia416,964166,450464,179
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)6,894,074680,000633,029
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)4,060,2045,606,6462,064,318
Sale of assets01,861,2410
Miscellaneous768,309227,61277,967
Total Receipts14,495,4729,994,8955,467,509
Swipe Table
Receipts(Rs.)
PAYMENTS (INR)
 2014-20152013-20142012-2013
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)00200,668
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries41,8407,0500
Swipe Table
Payments(capital)
PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2014-20152013-20142012-2013
Salaries and benefits1,278,5012,313,8101,549,506
Staff training22,90024,61145,756
Staff travel14,999446,43811,506
Consultant's fees159,877343,74053,742
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)324,916143,527515,310
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)497,0072,382,7051,813,347
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)0053,158
Others1,426,605345,560404,903
Swipe Table
Payments(revenue) Programme Related
Non-programme related2014-20152013-20142012-2013
Salaries and benefits1,334,753193,850125,050
Staff training8497,9670
Staff travel71,9241,9200
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)1,969,276407,8410
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)6,13261,3540
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )8,427145,88220,992
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)74,55966,0060
Other non-programme expenses454,480137,5572,200
Total Payments7,687,0457,029,8184,796,138
Swipe Table
Payments(revenue) Non Programme Related
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F-22506/Pune]
2 Society [No.Mah/195/2002/Pune]
3 PAN Number:AAATF1163B
4 12-A [No.No.PN/CIT-1/Regn./12A(a)/111/2007-08/5918]
5 80G [No.No.Pn/CIT1/12A(a)/80G/281/2007-08/5919]
6 FCRA [No.83930539]
7 35AC [No.]
Swipe Table
 Auditors
 CA Satchidanand A Ranade, Partner SPJV & Co.
 C-102, Devgiri Apts.,Ganeshmala Signal, Sinhagad Road, Pune 411030
Swipe Table
 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000257
 10,000 – 25,000257
 25,000 – 50,000022
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000000
Swipe Table
Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
Swipe Table
 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 540600
2 Lowest Paid: INR 92400
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 540600
Swipe Table
 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance20349
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 20349
Swipe Table
Swipe Table
Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Ajay Talreja
(37)
 Male, Hon. Treasurer, INR 0.00, Un-related
2 Dattatraya Waghmare
(79)
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00, Un-related
3 Dr. Vijay Kulkarni
(56)
 Male, Hon. Secretary, INR 0.00, Un-related
4 A. G. Budhkar
(60)
 Male, Member , INR 0.00, Un-related
5 Dr Prachee Joeg
(46)
 Female, Member , INR 0.00, Un-related
6 Mr Balakrishna Pillai
(73)
 Male, President & Trustee, INR 0.00, Related
7 Dr. Usha Pillai
(61)
 Female, Co-Founder & Director , INR 540,600.00, Related
8 Sachin Gokhale
(47)
 Male, Member, INR 0.00, Un-related
9 Shilpa Khangaonkar
(52)
 Female, Chairperson, INR 0.00, Un-related
Swipe Table
Board Members Background
SI.NameBackground
1 Ajay Talreja IT Expert
2 Dattatraya Waghmare Social Work Practitioner
3 Dr. Vijay Kulkarni Social Work Educator
4 A. G. Budhkar Finance
5 Dr Prachee Joeg Psychologist
6 Mr Balakrishna Pillai Mechanical Engineer
7 Dr. Usha Pillai Social Work Practitioner
8 Sachin Gokhale Chartered Accountant
9 Shilpa Khangaonkar Legal Consultant
Swipe Table
Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2015-201602/09/201579
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2015-201602/09/201579
Annual Report for the year 2014-201522/08/201579
Financial Audit Report for the year 2014-201522/08/201579
Swipe Table
External Reviews
1GuideStar India
2Credibility Alliance
Review available on Request
Swipe Table
Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Dr. UshaPillai South Africa, Ghana & Burkina Faso
International Project sharing meeting
 INR 93100.00 TRUE 100% Sir Peter Ustinov Foundation
Swipe Table
 
 Changing life through timely sponsorship support!
Salma used to attend IDEA study center in a slum when she was in primary school. Her mother, who is a housewife, and father, a rickshaw driver were struggling to meet the growing needs of three children in their limited income. Salma being the eldest child in the family always felt insecure about whether her parents would be able to continue her schooling as her father used to borrow money for paying school fees. Salma used to be sad when her classmates enjoyed school picnics or a new school bag and when her class teacher repeatedly reminded her to pay the school fees. Her neighbors constantly pressurized her parents to get her married off. Knowing the family very well, her case was selected by IDEA social worker for sponsorship support. She is under our sponsorship programme since 2009. Her school fee was reimbursed every year and school material was also given. Her parents were counseled about the importance of education during frequent home visits. She preferred to study in the quiet of the crematorium next to her home as her neighbours cranked up the TV in the evening. Apart from meeting her scholastic needs, she got opportunities to attend various co-curricular activities for her development and above all, individual guidance and counseling from the social worker. She always felt better after sharing her feelings with the social worker. Today, Salma is 17 years old. She secured 67 percent in her recent Grade 12 exams. She has got admission into the B.C.A. programme. Her worry about her future has disappeared and she has become a confident young lady.
 
 A budding entrepreneur in a slum.
Coming from a poor family, Savita could study only up to Grade 12 before marriage. She is married to a vegetable vendor and has a young daughter. She was fully occupied in household duties in her joint family. Her need to have an income of her own brought her to IDEA Art & Craft class. In the Art & Craft class we, initially, introduce various options so that the beneficiaries can select items based on their interest & learn more from the instructor. Savita learnt many skills like making artificial jewelry, woven handbags with paper, glass painting, greeting cards etc. Savita attended the class twice weekly for around 4 months. Her talent in making these art & craft items was clearly evident from the fine products she used to make. Savita uses her skill in art & craft in making various items by weaving paper like hand bags, pen stands, jewelry with paper quelling & fabric painting which are her master pieces. Apart from earning a small but regular income, the family also saves a lot of money in purchasing gifts as Savita makes the gifts by herself. Savita is now interested to develop her business.
 
 Mangal on the path of progress
Mangal is a first generation learner in her family. Her parents are illiterate and work as labourers. As her parents were illiterate they were unable to guide her in studies and neither could they afford tuition classes. Her parents made her elder sister Laxmi aged 15 years, drop out of school as she failed a few times in Grade 5 and compelled her to work as a maidservant. Laxmi became a drop out just because she could not cope with the studies. We came in touch with the family during a survey in their slum. We identified Mangal as a proactive initiative to prevent her from being a school dropout. She started attending IDEA study center since Grade 3. Now she is in Grade 7. Initially a lot of motivation was required to improve her attendance. Her performance especially in Mathematics was poor. She was unable to recognize shapes, do multiplication sums etc Slowly Mangal started developing an interest in various co-curricular activities conducted at the centre. She got opportunities to learn art and craft, participated in field visits, camps etc. With individual guidance by the teacher and different educational games conducted in the class, Mangal started improving in Mathematics. Along with this her Marathi reading and writing skills have also improved. She takes interest in learning English too. She participated in the Math exhibition and presented it well. Her confidence and leadership qualities have increased. She aims to be a teacher in her life.

You can communicate with IDEA Foundation at
Dr. Usha Pillai
Flat no 10, Fountain Head, Opp. Sangam Press, Kothrud.-
Pune - 411029,India

Or you can reach IDEA Foundation here
Phone : 91 9890119732
Fax :
E-mail : foundation.idea@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ideafoundation.org.in

   

Click on the logo(s) below to view more information about the NGO