The Indian Dreams Foundation (IDF) is dedicated to educate, empower and develop underprivileged communities by creating awareness on pressing issues such as importance of education and health. IDF's journey began in 2004 when a group of like-minded people from various backgrounds decided to make a difference in the lives of those less privileged than them.
After IDF was established as an NGO on January 24th 2005, it has relentlessly worked in the spheres of education, health, and women empowerment in under-privileged communities. IDF strongly believes in the power of education as a tool of empowerment and uses it to break taboos and stereotypes.
This belief shapes all their programs and the work they do. Their flagship programs involve working with children in underprivileged communities with a view to enroll them in formal, informal or vocational education. These programs are supplemented by counselling sessions for families to highlight the importance of educating their children. Thus IDF adopts a grass-roots level approach where it takes into consideration both the children and the family, and endeavours to turn them towards education.
Part time staff - 8
Consultants - 2
Volunteers - 5
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 - INR 2645016
Total Payments for 2016-2017 - INR 2462341
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of school dropouts children, out of school children and first time learner - 45
No. of girls received education sponsorship - 72
No. of children attended WASH workshop & No. of Hygiene Kits distributed to the children - 300
No. of adolescent girls participated - 450
No. of school adopted & No.of children benefited - 250
No. of toilets constructed - 8
No. of Girls participated - 37
Rewards & Recognition
In 2017, Indian Dreams Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the World CSR Congress & Awards CSR practicing in social work
In 2016, Indian Dreams Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Validation by the CAF India comply with the due diligence requirements of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India
In 2016, Indian Dreams Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Achievement by the Global Giving September 2016 Global Giving Accelerator
In 2017, Indian Dreams Foundation was awarded the Spirit of Humanity Awards 2017 by the Americares India Regional winner of North zone in education category
In 2015, Indian Dreams Foundation was awarded the 2015 Top - Rated Non Profit by the GreatNonProfits Top Rated Non Profit
In 2016, Indian Dreams Foundation was awarded the ECOSOC - UN Consultative Status by the United Nations Special Consultative Status
In 2015, Indian Dreams Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by the Credibility Alliance Desirable Norms Category
Mitra Jyothi is a registered trust (under Indian Trust Act) located at Bangalore in the State of Karnataka and has been working for people with disability in general and visually impaired in particular for the past 26 years.
Ms. Madhu Singhal founded Mitra Jyothi in 1990. Mitra Jyothi's mission is to assist visually impaired individuals and enable them to lead independent and dignified lives through education, training, counselling and communication & technology so as to integrate them into mainstream families and the society at large.
Ms Madhu Singhal, who is visually impaired herself, is the Managing Trustee/Founder of Mitra Jyothi. She established Mitra Jyothi in 1990 along with the support of 8 other individuals. She was given National Award on December 2008 for achievement in working for the cause of people with disabilities.
Mitra Jyothi has served thousands of differently abled people in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and other states.
Mitra Jyothi initially worked for the empowerment of visually impaired people but subsequently extended its reach to cover people with other disabilities as well. Over the years, it has conducted a variety of training courses and support programmes to assist people with disability to become independent and instil in them the confidence to achieve their goals."