Aashayein - A ray of hope
“Project Aashayein – A Ray of Hope “is dedicated to reach-out underprivileged kids who will be facilitated with books and stationary materials for their education during the start of academic year. The objective is to promote the importance of education so that these kids do not dropout from schools and complete their education.
COVER OF COMPASSION
As the winter set in set in in the regions of northern India, there were requests made for blankets for poor Leprosy patients, needy people living in the leprosy colonies and elderly people. IDF, with the help of our donars distributed a large amount of blankets among these communities.
IDF Bal Gurukul
Education is of prime importance. IDF Bal Gurukul projects are a success proven sustainable development model. IDF in its diversified objectives has included village development and education programmes into its fold. development. From a humble beginning in tribal area in Maharashtra and also in Langadiyawas village in Rajasthan, IDF now has 300 plus Bal Gurukuls covering the length and breadth of our country. Before of April 2021 we had 300 plus Bal Gurukuls and by the March 2022 we have .currently 300 plus Bal Gurukuls. Primary donors are Blackstone Charitable Foundation supported 150 Bal Gurukuls and RBL bank Ltd. RBL bank sanctioned 130 Bal Gurukuls in this financial year. The rest are operational by virtue
of individual donations.
MEALS TO HEAL
Meals to heals is a campaign initiated by IDF to provide dry ration food packets to the daily wages workers and underprivileged families who are in need of food during the catastrophic times such as the lockdowns, and natural disaster such as earthquakes, cyclones etc. One dry ration kit consists of 5 kgs rice, 5 kgs Atta (wheat flour), 1 kg daal, 1 litre refined oil, 1 kgs sugar and 1 kg salt. IDF has successfully distributed dry ration kits to the families of Visually impaired individuals, who were financially affected due to the lockdown. IDF has also distributed these kits among the families of TB and cancer patients recently.
Meri pathshala is one of the unique projects of IDF. The concept stems from the need to upgrade the existing facility and thereby making the school a place where the students would love to go to and would be proud to be a part of that institution. Therefore the existing facility undergoes a total facelift in terms of its structure, design, interiors, furniture, and energy facilitation through the solar power, and washroom up gradation. This actually then has a visual impact on the villagers and the students, who would ,otherwise would not have attended to school due lack of facilities. We have completed one project completely in Dahanu and the second one is under way also at Dahanu.
Military Leadership Values Program
IDF has been always in the forefront of creating leaders and champions among school and college students through our structured leadership programs. During 2020-2021, we have introduced Military Leadership Values Programme. It's a 90 min X 4 sessions (2 sessions per week) programme and it is conducted by retired armed personnel. The officers will share their life journey in 4 sessions and impart important values in the youngsters. It's a success proven model for imparting values and discipline in young minds. Its open for all undergrads and also NCC/ NSS groups. It is available online/offline, for a batch of 50 students. Students who attend all 4 sessions will be provided with a certificate of participation. MLVP is an offering by IDF to the students which is purely complimentary.
"Paint-A-Life" is carried out by Indian Development Foundation (IDF), to enhance the inner talent within every individual and helping them to paint their dreams and also to bring out the flavours of colours in one’s life. IDF has collaborated with Sanskriti Arts for organising `Paint-A-Life' activity. Professional Art teachers from Sanskriti Arts are involved in training the candidates. It’s a one-day 3 hour fun-filled interactive and practical session, where the candidates will be guided by the art instructors along with their valuable instructions. Every candidate will be provided with Apron, Canvas and the entire painting kit, so that they can ‘Paint-A-Life’ with new colours of joy! Corporate employees, teachers and people from all ages can participate in this program. A candidate wishing to enroll for Paint-A-Life will be charged RS.1100/- and all the proceeding will go towards our various projects.
SHAAN stands for Self Help Aatmanirbhar. Project SHAAN of IDF is aimed at empowering Self Help Group Women & helping them achieve Financial Independence so that they may sustain their families and continue education of their children. The Project involved providing complimentary Multi Use 3 Layer Cloth Face Masks as per WHO guidelines to under served societies so that they may remain safe and secure from COVID infection and in turn keep our society safe. With the economic crisis, many of these needy people couldn't afford to buy a mask which is mandatory for their safety and wellbeing. SHAAN helped them tide over this difficulty and helped them avoid the virus. The Face Masks at Project SHAAN are stitched by self help group women. A part of the proceeds from each mask goes to the woman for her effort & service , thereby helping her sustain her family and continue children’s education.
S3 - Sarva Sakhi Swabhiman
A large section of women in India, both in rural and urban slums need to be educated and empowered. As the first step, Indian Development Foundation launched its first women empowerment programme at Hyderabad in collaboration with Centre for Social Service. A group of women were presented with tailoring machine and embroidery machine. Now the project has taken good shape and the trained women are able to make products which can help them to generate income for their livelihood. IDF in its next step is going ahead in educating the women in urban slums, particularly parents of the children studying in IDF Bal Gurukuls. The programme is designed to suit the home-makers as it will help them to get acclimatized with their wards education.
The name Project "STREAMline" is an acronym for Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. This project is made for underprivileged students who wish to give competitive exams like NEET or JEE. IDF aims to achieve "Great super 200" or create 100 doctors and 100 IITians from this project. These students have the determination, dedications, diligence and eagerness to forge ahead in their lives but what they lack is the finances and proper professional guidance. India. In addition to the financial and professional help rendered to the students of IDF will also augment the STREAMLine project with soft skills training and up skilling opportunities for students and prepare them for their alternative career option in case such students don`t qualify for JEE. This process of selection and then the entire training is termed as IDF STREAMLINE SCHOLARSHIP and such a student will be termed as SCHOLAR.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME (SLP), YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (YLP)
Aim of these programs is to educate every child by creating a platform where they participate under the
guidance of expert mentors to draw out the potential in them thereby removing the fear and igniting a spark of positive attitude and enthusiasm, to empower every child by making them aware of the limitless possibilities which can be created in his own life thereby building confidence in him and this will bring meaningful transformation, To enlighten every child by imparting values that will help him to effectively
organize himself, thereby developing a social attitude so that he contributes back to the society.
Project SuiDhagaJi is a program designed to empower women through Skill development. The concept here is to provide sewing Machine, and a suitable place, training material and a trainer. The training Centre operates as the basic tailoring learning Centre and also imparts specialized training like embroidery and soft-toy making. The knowledge and the acumen gathered here in this program will further help them to have a productive unit of their own from where they can flourish and grow. Recently, the women of the SudDhagaJi centre in Mumbai made over 75,000 flags for the governments "Har Ghar Tiranga" project. The SuiDhagaJi centres also welcomed women from the transgender community to become a part of this project.
THE DIGNITY PROJECT
IDF Dignity Project is to create awareness about menstrual hygiene and provide sanitary pads/kit for a year to the needy students free of cost, to ensure that the needy students don't fall short of facilities to have a happy period. Under Project Dignity a kit that contains 100 sanitary pads, 4 undergarments, 2 soups, 1 towel and 1 cloth bag is distributed among underprivileged women. IDF has distributed 1,000,000 plus kits. The kit ensures that girls are provided with free cost of sanitary pads for entire year. A distribution of these kits by young medical students in coordination with IDF was carried out, with a aim of distributing over 1 million kits. Overall Women’s empowerment project is initiated by IDF so that all girls are fully educated about women body system, health issues and taking care as the age grows.
mCube - Meditation, Music, Masti
MCube is carried out by Indian Development Foundation (IDF), to rejuvenate, refresh and rejoice the participants and help them get charged for better productivity and performance in life.IDF has collaborated with team MCube for organising Meditation Music Masti activity for different groups. Professional Musicians and Playback Singers from MCube are involved in conducting the event. The participants will get rejuvenated and refreshed as they will enjoy every moment of the session.