Thursday, January 12, 2017

Historic day for IDF on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda....

Today we signed an MoU with Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies for their Student Social Responsibility Projects......
Student Leadership Programme (SLP) is the key area in the project.. Jai ho !!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Career Guidance Workshop@ Goa

Indian Development Foundation and Education Beyond Frontiers jointly organized a Career Guidance workshop for tenth grade students at St. Alex Church Auditorium, Curtorim, Salcete, Goa on 10th January 2017.
350 students from 9 different schools attended the workshop. Speakers were :- Fr. Domnic Savio, Principal of Pope John XXIII High school! Quepem, Goa, (Career Guidance) , Professor Uday Ballikar, Former Principal, Damodar College, Margao (Competitive and Professional Examinations) and Dr. Narayan Iyer (Leadership Skills and attitude for career growth).
 The event started by 9:45 am got concluded by 1:30 pm. Mr. Gromiko, Convenor, EBF welcomed. Mr. Jose Mario Quadros proposed vote of thanks. Dr. S. Franklin co-ordinated the event.

Goodness Talk @ Chandor

Indian Development Foundation organized a leadership talk for the tenth grade students of St. Joseph Educational Institute, Chandor, Goa on 10th Jan 2017.
Dr. Narayan Iyer spoke on Leadership skills for career growth and guided the students towards career path.
Mrs. Perci Fernandes, Principal of the school thanked team IDF for conducting such inspirational talks.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

SLP in Action.

Students from DSIMS (Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies) volunteering for Student Leadership Programme (SLP) at Malwani Schools.  Dr. C. Babu, Director of DSIMS visited the SLP locations and witnessed for himself the excellent job done by the volunteers.  Dr. Babu appreciated Team IDF and all the volunteers for the wonderful social initiative in training student leaders in India.

IDF Organize Tree Plantation Drive@ Blind Home

VIBGYOR International School, Malad conducted a tree plantation activity.
The students planted saplings @ M.N. Banajee Industrial,Home For the Blind, Students were happy to plant saplings as this was something which do rarely. 
The tree plantation activity was conducted as a part SSRC program of the school. 
IDF appreciates the efforts of the school in imbibing the values for Social service and community development in the students. 
Special thanks to our volunteers Mrs. Kavita, Mohit, Vishnukant and Pratik.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

IDF welcomes 2017 with a difference

Nothing Better then this to start the New year 2017.When everyone is busy in planning how to start a new day Social Ambassadors of Team Indian Development Foundation visited Assisi Bhavan (Old Age Home) and celebrated the New year with Difference with the Elderly and seek the Blessings from them.
We also celebrated the Birthday of our dearest Rita Aunty. She is one of the inmates at Assisi.She felt so happy and showered the Blessings on us. We sang songs and prayed for all our friends and colleagues for Good Health ,Wealth and Happiness.
Team IDF also Appreciated the efforts of all the sisters who take care of the inmates 24*7 with all love by giving them an Award for Excellence in Humanitarian Service.Salutations to all.
The Youngsters from Sarvodya Balika Vidyalaay also participated and Seek the Blessings. Kiddos to them Being in 10th std still came in to spread the goodness and happiness.
Of course we missed the presence of our Dearest Ark Pillai Uncle,The Founder President of IDF. The one who has inspired and motivated all of us and created the Family of IDF. Come Back soon Uncle.
Team Indian Development Foundation wish all of supporters,friends and colleague a very Happy New Year.

Friday, December 30, 2016

IDF welcomes 2017 with a difference

Indian Development Foundation organized its 33rd Citizens' Reach-out Programme at Vimala Dermatological Centre (a leprosy hospital) in Mumbai to welcome New Year 2017 with a difference (30-12-16).
Guests of Honour included - Dr. Suresh Nair, Mrs. Latha Venkat, Mrs. Sushma Mestha, Mrs. Chhaya Ravani, Mrs. Vijaya Shanker, Mrs. Tarannum Ahmed, Mrs. Seema Pardeshi, Mrs. Nafisa Bhinderwala, Mrs. Suman Murarka and Rev. Sr. Bertilla. Volunteers from Vivek College, UPG College, Khalsa College, DIYA Group, WAH Group, WAH Kidzania, Aashayein and Umeed Team and Social Ambassadors participated in the mega event to spread happiness among the inmates and the children.
Dr. AP Jayaraman and Dr. Narayan Iyer spoke on the `Spirit of Reach-out'. Parle Products donated biscuits while Royal Fashion donated towels. WAH Kidzania, Vimala Angels, Vivek College students made a thrilling entertainment while the Singers Vijaya Shanker, Suneet, Pulkit, V.Shanker and others gave a soul touching musical performance. Team Project Aashayein led by Shashank Shetty and Project Umeed led Salma Memon felicitated the supporters for their goodness and contributions. Similar Reach-out programmes were organized by Team IDF at different projects and Bal Gurukuls in India. IDF wishes you all a HAPPY 2017.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Goodness team

Salutations to the nine social interns from SIES College of Management, Nerul for successfully completing their 10-day long internship with over 60 hours of social work. 
The students, Priyanka, Lipika, Chirag, Parth and Rashee taught in Mumbai Urdu School and Oscar School at Andheri.
While Geetha, Saina, Kalai Arasi and Bhushan taught at St Mathews School and
S.T.S. Mission School at Malad.... 
Indian Development Foundation appreciates their social commitment.
Jai ho............