Provide support to rebuild schools in flood affected areas of Kerala by IDEA Foundation

Provide support to rebuild schools in flood affected areas of Kerala


Children are looking up to you to help them go back to school

When a disaster strikes, the first need is immediate rescue and relief efforts. Once the immediate danger subsides, it is time for rehabilitation and rebuilding.What often gets neglected is the rehabilitation of children back to schools. Most schools across the state are completely damaged.Books and school bags have been washed away. Students pursuing higher education have lost their important study materials.IDEA Foundation will identify schools from the flood-ravaged areas of Central Kerala. They will work towards rebuilding classrooms, labs, libraries, and other infrastructure. They will also replace benches, desks, lab equipment, and other necessary material. These timely interventions will help in restarting the schools.Children often face trauma and sense of helplessness during disasters. They lose a sense of belonging and hope. For most children, their school, education and friends are life as they know it. The students can get a sense of normalcy and cope with trauma better if they return to their schools and college. Replacing lost study materials will also help them not lose time to study for their exams.Your donations can help poor children from flood affected areas of Kerala study again. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.


By donating to this program

you will be sponsoring the overall costs incurred to support the beneficiaries

About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

IDEA Foundation works towards rebuilding and renovations schools affected in from the flood-ravaged areas of Central Kerala

Donations to this program will be cover the costs of :

School bags and Study material for kids from the schools which have been affected

Library books for the School

Rebuilding classrooms, Lab equipments

Providing teaching aid

Many students are left with no money to buy their lost books and study materials. It is a huge loss suffered by children and students.

IDEA foundation through this program plans to identify schools from the flood-ravaged areas of Central Kerala and work on rebuilding and renovating them.

The focus would be bring the schools back into being operational by providing

Science lab equipment

Books for school libraries

Support for school painting

Teaching aid support for school

Support to buy new benches and desks

The program will also identify affected students and help them with the study materials required like

School bags and notebooks for 500 elementary school children

Study material for 300 High school children

Study material for 300 students pursuing Higher Education

They will either provide the material directly or reimbursing costs.

The program aims at working with 10 schools, 500 junior school children and 300 high school children

When you donate to the program, you will give new hope of a future to children who have lost everything because of the floods.

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About The NGO

IDEA Foundation
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IDEA Foundation

Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All (IDEA) is an NGO that was originated by a team of qualified and experienced social scientists and social workers, to deal with the problems in education and developmental issues of the marginalized people, realizing the need for adopting a holistic approach to minimize school dropout.

Their activities include Education assistance, Teacher training, Business development training and digital literacy. Started in a slum, its presence has spread out to 17 communities and 26 villages in Maharashtra where they have improved the lives of 10500 children, 3700 youth, and 4500 women. Such efforts of social uplifting activities had captured the attention of the Excellence Dhyas Foundation when they honored IDEA with the Social Excellence Award.

Additionally, their quality of reporting was also commended by the Guide Star India Platinum certification who felicitated them with the Accountability and Transparency award. All these activities and achievements of IDEA bring them closer to their mission of providing equal opportunities to underprivileged sections of society and assist them in their holistic development.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Usha Pillai

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Educational Supplies | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work


IDEA Foundation has

provided quality vocational training to 1340 underprivileged women

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2014: Accountability and transparency award

2010: Kempegowda award

2011: ALL Grassroots Women of the Decade Achievers Award

2014: Doctrine of Social Ministry

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 July, 2020

Rebuilding Schools in times of distress


Rebuilding Schools in times of distress

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Since the past 2 years immediately after the massive flood created havoc in Kerala, we started a project to help rebuild flood affected schools, students and their families. Over this time, we gave various need based support to low-cost flood affected schools like rebuilding science labs, drinking water facility, UPS, school building restoration and repairs etc. We are also providing 100 affected students, educational sponsorship including school/ college fee and school supplies. In the last quarter we concentrated mainly on two schools in the flood affected areas of Alappuzha district - Kuppappuram Govt High School and Kuttamangalam SNDP High School of Kainakary. The students from these school were already excited and motivated since they had received school supplies which they had lost in the flood like School bags, Note books, Instrument boxes, Umbrellas, and water bottles. Now they were back in school and more focused on learning hence IDEA conducted Spoken English classes and Computer classes in Kuttamangalam school. Spoken English classes were arranged throughout the academic year for the 51 students in Kuppappuram Govt High School. Thanks to your support, we could arrange for the honorarium for the teachers. To balance studies with extra-curriculars, IDEA also arranged for a teacher at Kuttamangalam SNDP High School to give training to the students in Arts like Embroidery work, beads work, Fabric painting, Fabric painting with vegetables, Paper craft, Bamboo products and Clay modeling. At Kuppappuram Govt High School, IDEA supported the campaign to minimize the usage of plastic bags and promoting use of cloth bags and paper bags. Two Sewing machines and an Embroidery sewing machine and raw materials were purchased for the School. Along with benefitting the environment, this also proved to be a livelihood option for the parents of students studying in this school. The school along with IDEA team promoted this during Parent-teacher meeting and also by conducting awareness campaigns in the community on the necessity to reduce usage of plastic bags. Cloth and paper bags were distributed among the local people either free of cost or at a very nominal cost. This campaign is in full swing proving to be a viable earning opportunity for flood affected families. Still trying to recover from this tragedy, another scare – COVID-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic stares them in the face. With rising cases in Kerala due to tourism & migration of Keralites from all the badly affected countries we have to double the efforts to stop the infections in recently flooded infection prone central Kerala areas. Your contribution can make a major difference in fighting the Corona Virus pandemic and rebuilding flood affected schools. Please continue to support this project.

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

The Kerala flood was a calamity of severe nature which claimed many lives and displaced lakhs of people. Many people who lost their homes, farms and cattle were left without any source of income. The worst hit were underprivileged people from Central Kerala. To help them tide over, as a 1st Phase of intervention , IDEA Foundation too started a project to help affected schools and affected children. Some of the schools we have selected were supported for Benches & desks, Play materials , UPS for Computer lab, Science Lab equipment and provision for drinking water etc. Children in some of these schools were supported for School bag and study material , Study table & Chair based on the need assessment . In the second phase , some more schools were provided with drinking water facilities - storage / motor for pumping water to storage water tank .
Though help is coming from different corners of the world, the rebuilding work has to go a long way , especially in the form of family assistance . Families are in acute poverty as they lost their crops, agriculture tools, fishing boat , net , livestock and small shops . Families also need support to meet the educational needs of children mainly as school / coaching class fees. Currently based on the availability of funds , IDEA is supporting affected families for livelihood and to meet educational needs of the children in extremely poor families.

Story from the field

A Story from the field Government Upper Primary School in Thottuvathala ( GUPS- Thottuvathala) is located in Alleppy district in Kerala. When we first visited the school soon after the flood , the school was in a pathetic condition. Other than three classrooms which are located at a high area , all classrooms were still under water . All the study material , benches & desks, library books, equipment in office room , water storage & drinking water facilities were completely damaged . The school had to work from scratch to make it look like a’ school’. Firstly we have provided all the basic requirement to resume teaching- learning . As the drinking water facilities in the school was completely damaged, the local authority ( Panchayat ) was supplying water twice a week in a boat. The school was storing water this water for drinking and cooking mid-day meals for children in whatever vessels available . Soon a few children were affected due to un safe and unhygienic drinking water . Fortunately the school’s Head Mistress ( HM ) and the teachers are very active and they had full support of the School Management Committee ( SMC). The HM after many meetings with the SMC, requested IDEA for the best solution to end their drinking water problem. The SMC came forward with cleaning the existing water tank which was filled with mud and supervising the plumbing work .The masonry work and labour work was done by some of the SMC members. Due to the effort of the HM and the SMC, Eureka Forbes donated a water purifier . The local authorities also came to know the efforts of the SMC and the School and came forward to support the school with digital class room.
After restoring water facilities and all the required teaching-learning material, then came the need to support some extremely poor families with some a livelihood option. Again the HM and the SMC conducted many rounds of meetings to identify eligible families and worked with them to prepare a plan which is best suited- for some it was goat rearing , fish farming or poultry depending upon their past experience . IDEA raised some funds for family assistance . In the first stage 20 most needy families were identified for giving goats . The SMC & the HM contacted the veterinary department for free medical care and insurance for the goats. They too readily agreed . The Sub collector of the district appreciated all the efforts of the HM, teachers & the SMC at the time of goat distribution event . The work still continues …..with more family assistance for livelihood and sponsorship support for children.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 1100
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 800
Village/City/State where project is located Alleppy district in Kerala
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 6633000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 900000

9 April, 2019


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Program Update

The project is being undertaken as part of the rehabilitation program in the 2018 flood affected areas of Kerala by IDEA Foundation in partnership with Give Foundation. The areas of intervention were Kuttadu and Pandadu in central Kerala.The project period was from 1st September 2018 to 20th December 2018. As soon as the schools reopened after the flood, IDEA representatives visited a few schools in the most affected regions and after a need assessment, decided to focus on Kuttad & Pandad schools in Alleppy & Pathamthitta districts in Kerala.

Story from the field

In about 8 schools, complete revamp work wasa done by IDEA Foundation. Providing schol material ike school bags, stationery, library books were basic requirements that IDEA fulfilled. They also provided benches, safe drinking water, set up libraries and laboratories for the schools.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? Direct benefit to 1100 school children and indirect benefit through infrastructural support to 2000 students.
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 200 students received direrct support and 1500 students received indirect benefits through infrastructural support
Village/City/State where project is located Kerala
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 66,33,000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 7,98,185