IDF SKY (Skills, Knowledge and You)
On National Technology Day (11-05-2016), Indian Development Foundation launched IDF SKY (Skills, Knowledge and You), a programme which will involve teaching students in IDF Bal Gurukuls through Skype.
Distance will not matter for the volunteers when we have technology with us. One can get connected to the Bal Gurukul students through Skype and teach the young minds. Initially we will be focussing on coaching students on English language. The first programme was tried by the twin-sisters Gayathri and Gowri from University of Minnesota and taught children in IDF's Carmel Bal Gurukul at St. Anthony's Higher Primary School, Jayanagar, Bangalore for an year. IDF appreciates the wonderful support extended by the twin-sisters in coaching 50 students. Inspired by them, many volunteers have signed up for volunteering to teach through Skype.
The sponsorship for SKY programme in a Bal Gurukul is USD1500 or INR90,000/= for the first year which would cover 240 students in an year and the cost per student works out to INR4.70 per day. The second year it would be USD750 or INR45,000/= and again 240 students will receive the benefit with an expense as low as INR3.12 per student per day.
This is the most economical innovative intervention to transfer knowledge through technology. Those desirous of sponsoring an IDF SKY programme in a Bal Gurukul may write to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us to reach many students in India and connect them globally.
Mission IDF SKY for 2016 is 20 Bal Gurukuls.
Samaritans who wish to support IDF SKY programme may send their contributions by way of Cheque/ NEFT/ RTGS
Payee's Name : Indian Development Foundation
Payee's Bank : Indian Overseas Bank
Branch : Goregaon (West), Mumbai
IFSC Code : IOBA0002070
Savings Bank A/c. :207001000083586
Transaction Description: IDF SKY Your Name.
Please send transaction reference no. , email id and your address once done. Contributions are eligible for Tax exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act and receipts will be provided. Please provide your email id to send us the receipt.
Supporters in USA and UK may also send their contributions and bank details are :
IDF USA - LINK IDF UK - LINK