Sponsor formal education of a poor girl by Indian Dreams Foundation

Sponsor formal education of a poor girl

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Empowering underprivileged girl children

The children of Nagla Mahadev, an urban slum located in Freeganj area of Agra, study at the government primary school in the area. However, most of the girl children of the area dropped out of school due to financial problems faced by their families and also conservative attitude of their parents towards girl child. Suman, live with her father, who can hardly arrange for two square meals a day. Suman has not been attending school for the past 5 months. She used to love attending classes and playing with her friends. Now she moves around lonely and sad. IDF team members met with girls like Suman and their parents and made them aware of the importance of educating girls. To ensure that the girls get a fair chance at education, IDF launched Honhaar Ladki Campaign, a sponsorship programme for girls. Through this program, education and school supplies like fees, bag, stationary, books etc are sponsored for girls. IDF has organized motivational counseling sessions for these girls and parents. Suman has a dream to be a teacher and teach children like her. Now, she gets up early in the morning goes to school regularly. Her parents are happy to see their daughter in the school.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Indian Dreams Foundation (IDF) works with down-trodden and underprivileged communities in the slums of Agra 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 on health, education and human rights. IDF also has a focus on the girl child and her rights to equality, dignity and freedom. "Honhaar Ladki" (meaning "A Girl of Promise") is an education sponsorship program. The target beneficiaries of this program are adolescent girls, especially those from disadvantaged communities and low-income groups, who dropped out from studies due to economic problems. IDF provides financial and motivational support to such children. The main objective behind this program is to enable equal opportunity for access to quality education, especially at the secondary level. The beneficiaries are identified through a clearly-stated selection process at the beginning of the academic year. IDF sponsors the full-year education of the sponsored children. It also mentors the girls for their further education and helps them get enrolment in formal schools.

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About The NGO

Indian Dreams Foundation
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Indian Dreams Foundation

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

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Punit Asthana

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Area of Operation

Children | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Uttar Pradesh

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Spirit of Humanity Award 2017

2017: Guide Star Transparency Key

2015: PMI Bangalore India Chapter

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 July, 2020

Happy Girls With Their Education Kits


Happy Girls With Their Education Kits

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Under this program, IDF supports underprivileged girls for pursuing their education by providing them school fees, uniform and notebooks. We provide motivational session to the girls on regular basis. In previous six months, we conduct 4-5 parents meetings which were headed by project coordinator. All national and religious festivals were celebrated with the beneficiaries. During lockdown situation, IDF was connected with the beneficiaries over call and organized training session on COVID 19 measures through con call with the girls and their mothers. Recently on 28 th June 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Board has declared the result of 10 th & 12 th class candidates. However 16 of our sponsored girls from 10 th & 12 th classes have scored satisfactory result and promoted to the next classes. All these 16 girls’ education has been sponsored by IDF under girls’ education sponsoring program. In the cases of these girls, IDF has successfully delayed their early marriages by enrolling them in the school.

Thank you!

This program is fully funded because of donors like you.