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Duration: 12 Weeks
IDEA welcomes volunteers who share our vision and are passionate about serving underprivileged sections of the society by lending their time, skills and expertise. Volunteers are a source of strength and hence their contribution is highly appreciated and valued. IDEA’s Volunteer programme is designed to mutually benefit the beneficiaries, the volunteers and the organization. According to the expertise/skills/interest/ available time/ Agreement conditions, the volunteers can choose or can be assigned the following tasks – • Utkarsh We run Community based Study centres for children where school going children studying between Std. 1st and 7th are provided quality education with an holistic approach to improve their fundamental learning levels through Activity Based learning, Life skill sessions, Exposure visits, Art and craft, competitions and Festival celebrations. Following tasks can be assigned to volunteers: - Teaching English/ Maths/ Science to Study centre children through innovative teaching aids and fun activities - Teaching Art and Craft or indoor games - Conducting life skill sessions, - Helping study centre teachers conduct festival celebrations, exposure visits, awareness rallies etc. • Udaan Selected needy and deserving students studying between std. 8th and graduation get educational sponsorship support. They also benefit from various sessions on life skill, career guidance and personality development. Following tasks can be assigned to volunteers: - Teaching any subject or topic requested by a group of students - Conducting life skill/ personality development/ career guidance sessions • Ashakiran To empower and encourage women employment, we run various skill development programmes for women in Tailoring, Beauty parlour and Home Chefs. Women also benefit from life skill sessions and guidance on important topics. Following tasks can be assigned to volunteers: - Teaching advance skills to women related to Tailoring, Art and Craft, Cooking and Beauty parlour - Conducting sessions on life skills, self-care, grooming, health etc. - Helping the project co-ordinator to organize various events like exhibitions, exposure visits etc. • E-sakshar Digital literacy is the need of the hour. People between ages 14 and 60 can enrol at our Digital Literacy centres where they are taught basics of Computers and Internet. This programme is run under Govt.’s NDLM (National Digital Literacy Mission). Following tasks can be assigned to volunteers: - Teaching Computer/ internet basics - Conducting sessions on cyber security • Staff support/ Communication/Admin Volunteers can help staff in the following ways: - Helping staff with content writing for website, brochure - Designing publicity material like fliers, posters etc. - Videography and photography - Helping with data entry - Conducting one-day events
About the NGO
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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