Indian Dreams Foundation (IDF) works with down-trodden and underprivileged communities in the slums of Agra in North India with the objective of helping them maximize their potential and improve their lives. IDF works in the fields of education, health and hygiene and empowerment of women and children. It also strives to improve the awareness of these communities about health, education and human rights. "Enhancing Children's Learning Program" (ECL) is a part of its School Reforms Program. This program is designed to enhance learning and improve the quality of education in government primary schools in rural areas. Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Right to Education Act 2010, the government provides many facilities to poor children. However, awareness regarding these facilities is low, resulting in low levels of enrolment. Through ECL, IDF tries to influence children and their parents to turn to education and to enroll the children in these schools. ECL bridges the gap between community and school. The quality of education in government/ municipal schools, especially in rural areas, remains low for various reasons such as lack of funds, poor infrastructure, number and quality of teachers, water and sanitation facilities, etc. Through the ECL program, IDF identifies and adopts such schools. It works with them to set up and improve infrastructure, conducts teachers' training, collaborates with government authorities to start mid-day meals, distribute free books, uniforms, teaching equipment, etc. IDF thus ensures smooth functioning of these schools. ECL ensures greater focus on math and language through creative and play way methods, introduces extracurricular activities, etc. Through this donation option, IDF seeks funding for the education of five children for one year, the cost for which works out to approximately Rs. 4200.
|Donation Option||Break-up cost in INR|
|Teacher training session expenses – travel, honorarium for visiting experts||180.00|
|Supporting Teaching Materials i.e. Charts, posters, books, puzzles etc.||290.00|
|Monitoring & Evaluation Cost||360.00|
|Local conveyance Expenses for volunteers||300.00|
|Telephone Follow up Cost||120.00|
|Annual Festival Celebration Cost||300.00|
|Art & craft Materials||600.00|
|Quarterly Test Expenses||300.00|
|Feedback & Reporting Cost||250.00|
|Refreshment cost of teachers’ training, Purchase of stationary for documentation||300.00|
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