IDEA is a NGO working for the underprivileged children, youth and women in a few slums and Govt. schools in Pune city. IDEA was started by a team of experienced social scientists and social workers , to deal with the problems in education and developmental issues of the marginalized people.

Currently IDEA is working in 10 slums with a population coverage of 80,000 and reaching out to 4500 children apart from youth and women. Recently we have also started a rural project to address malnutrition and Early Childhood Education issues amongst the poor children in close association with the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS).

Pune District - 10 slums in Kothrud, Karve Nagar, Warje & Hadapsar in Pune city, 4 villages in Haveli Taluka. Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All (IDEA) is a Pune based NGO with a focus on minimizing school drop-out amongst the marginalized children. IDEA originated from the findings of a PhD study on the reasons of school drop-out among underprivileged children and the impact of the interventions taken by the Government and Voluntary sector to address this problem . Along with enrolling children in school at the ‘right age ‘ by identifying ‘ out of school ‘ children in the age group of 6 to 14 year, we adopt a holistic approach to retain their interest in school , so that they do not drop-out of school.

‘IDEA’s mission is to create equal opportunities to underprivileged sections of society for their all round development.’ IDEA is an accredited member of Credibility Alliance. After a thorough due diligence process, it is listed by Give India, Foundation & Global Giving . IDEA is one of the recipients of the ‘Outstanding Annual Report Awards-2010’, a national level competition organized by CSO Partners & Credibility Alliance every year. Winners are selected based on accountability and transparency in NGO Governance. In Nov 2011, we have received Dhyas Social Excellence Award 2011 – a state level award for best NGOs instituted by Excellence group of companies.

‘IDEA’s vision is a just society where individuals have access to equal opportunity’