Sponsoring a Child’s Education


Sponsor a Child’s Education is a program run by iCFDR with its supported school, Satyawati School, in rural Budaun District, UP. In India, where it is said that 9 out of 10 students don’t complete college, we are creating a platform to enable them to attain an education. Through this initiative we are inviting supporters who are willing to contribute towards the education of poor and underprivileged children in rural India being taught at our school. This program will allow you to share the financial responsibility and minimal necessities that a child requires but are not fortunate to have like their urban counterparts.

At iCFDR we believe that education can transform a child’s life which in turn can help transform the entire society. Your donation would help us in supporting a child’s education by donating a small amount per year which will go towards the child’s yearly tuition fee, books, clothing, other basic educational necessities that they could use towards their educational needs.

To maintain full disclosure and transparency about your donations we would like to mention that we will reserve 9% of your donation for other social work activities and iCFDR operations, and the rest of your funds which is 91% would go directly to child’s educational requirements of that child.

At this time we have two options of donating amounts available for you towards this program:

  • We require a minimum of Rs. 5500 per year in order to sponsor a child’s full educational requirements for that given year. Continue reading
  • Social Work Leadership Certificates

    Youth Leadership Award – an award, for volunteers associated with iCFDR, BYNF or our network organizations who are continuously striving for a better society. Once candidates volunteered role at iCFDR is confirmed and are part of the BYNF Youth Leadership Program, we firmly believe in rewarding these volunteers and members alike for their dedicated services to the organization. The BYNF Youth Leadership Program is a social and personality development program of iCFDR for youths. The workshop program involves of organizing a minimum of four social work events on annual basis. That is four hours for one event, each quarter, to enable participating associates to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience and earn certification. The program is open to all associate who is a volunteer or representative of BYNF. This program is designed to help associates to identify, reflect and improve their competencies (skills and behaviours) through personal counseling while helping the society around. It is an ideal program for self motivated, dynamic, socially conscious and non- political youths, as it is structured to help improve personally and professionally and contribute back to society. The Youth Forum enables enhancing multiple skills such as resource, time, team management and at the same time making you a better human being. All the associates stand a chance to earn yearly leadership awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Once the membership as associate is confirmed with BYNF, and responsibilities and activities are taken up seriously, each associate is eligible for the … Continue reading

    iCFDR launches Bharatiya Yuva Netritva Forum

    iCFDR has initiated to launch a campaign to connect youth of the nation – students, professionals and self-employed. The new forum, Bharatiya Yuva Netritva Forum – BYNF (Indian Youth Leadership Forum), aims to connect youth of India for their personal and professional growth and also contribute to society’s welfare and nation building. iCFDR would act as guiding organisation to establish the forum and its activities.
    BYNF, as per vision of iCFDR Chief-Mentor, Ravindra Vikram Singh, would help in developing youth leadership, inspiring young individuals including students to gain skills and knowledge for career and nation building, leading life with civic cooperation for development, entrepreneurship and welfare of society. BYNF would ensure individuals to take part in social activities which help them to network, learn from each other and build friendships that will last a lifetime, at the same time contribute to society.
    BYNF’s goal is to develop youth of the nation by giving them Academic, Career and Entrepreneurship Counselling, focusing on balance of work, leisure and contributing back to society and organising various social programs and social campaigns with iCFDR and time to time with other social organisation.

    Its’ organisational structure would include, College Chapters, Professional Cells, location based Councils, and Mentors. Each team (Councils and Chapters) would have Conveners, Correspondent, Facilitator, Coordinators and Secretary apart from other members and volunteers. Each may also have Gender Equality Officer, preferably female member. Academic institutes Chapters may also have provision for Education Officers, for student with excellent academic … Continue reading

    iCFDR takes part in YPY 2014

    iCFDR, chief Mentor, Ravindra Vikram Singh participated in Yuva Prerna Yatra 2014 from May 18 to 24, conducted by I for Nation Foundation, supported by Rural Call and Sahaj Foundation. It was inspiring to meet role model, interacting participants from diverse background and spending team with social entrepreneurs in YPY team – Manoj Sharma, Ritesh Garg, Ashish Arora, Divya Arora, Ramkrishna Sameriya and Anoop Rawat.

    High points of the tour was meeting Mr and Mrs G. S. Swami running several projects in Purkal village, understanding work of Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC) and how locals in partnership with government converted damp yard to Dhanolti National Park. These learning and inspiration would certainly be useful in our projects and grassroots works.

    iCFDR congratulates YPY team for magnificently conducting the event and wishes the participants all the success in their respective endeavours.

    Donated furniture to Adopted School

    iCFDR donate classroom furniture for 2-3 classrooms that more than 100 benches cum chairs for the school.  iCFDR invites others to come forward for improving the facilities in the school for rural kids.

    We are also looking forward for contributors interested in taking this forward and helping us to generate resources to improve the condition of the school.  iCFDR’s intends to increase its effort for grassroots works , your support and cooperation is gladly appreciated.

    We value our supporters who devote time and effort to make this world a better place and strive for the society. This is an ongoing campaign as education is our long time commitment; please feel free to connect and contribute and share responsibility with our social organisation.

    Supports Anna Hazare fight against corruption, to pass Jan Lokpal Bill

    iCFDR declares to support to Anna Hazare fight against corruption and to pass Jan Lokpal Bill

    iCFDR declares to support to Anna Hazare fight against corruption and to pass Jan Lokpal Bill. iCFDR, chief Mentor, Ravindra Vikram Singh met Anna Hazare before the his declared protest and indefinite fast from December 10, to pass the Jan Lok Pal bill in winter session of the parliament.

    We discussed the current campaign which started in 2011 and constant struggle for the movement to keep its course and how corruption has cursed our country since its independence. It was a great pleasure to discuss the issues with Anna, man who has dedicated his life for the transparency and anti-corruption movement and is inspiration for the country. We also tried to persuade Anna ji to be on infinite fast, however just focus on the fast given his health and age.

    iCFDR congratulates when the bill was pass in the parliament  on 18 December and glad that Anna is finally ending his fast after 9 days.

    We look forward take his work and as inspiration in our work for transparency and against corruption.

    iCFDR awarded Second runner-up prize at the eNGO Challenge

    We are happy to communicate that iCFDR has been awarded the 2nd runner up prize at the eNGO challenge award in the Communication and Outreach category on  December 4th & 5th, 2013 at India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

    They recognized, Indian Centre for Development and Rights, campaigns focusing on long term projects and awareness in the areas of education, health, empowerment, environmental protection, human rights, and right to information. They also appreciated our ‘Build a library for rural kids’, which  invited people to come forward to donate books. Initially, the campaign was focused in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi.

    The event was attended by our supporters Kanchan ji and Rishi ji, who also presented and received on our behalf. The Challenge seeks to recognise, salute and honour best NGO practices using ICT in any parts of the South Asian countries. The eNGO Challenge is a joint initiative of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).

    Need for Social Work Organisations

    Social work and social organisation, help government to achieve its goal of provide citizens basic development and rights over the resources and ensuring minimum necessities of life are well provided. While the basic methods of giving like food, money, clothing, health care to needy help them survive the existing struggles in their life however social organisation can also focus on bigger picture that is ensuring long term sustainability and leaks in government system are fixed.

    Following are critical issues, which help us understand why good and efficient organisations are need in India:

    • The Rangarajan committee, which has retained consumption expenditure as the basis for determining poverty, has pegged the total number of poor in the country at 363 million or 29.6 per cent of the population against 269.8 million (21.9 per cent) by the Suresh Tendulkar committee, as per the presentation made by Rangarajan to planning minister Rao Inderjit Singh last week.  (Economic Times)
    • UNICEF, using 2005-2006 NFHS-3 sample survey results, has highlighted malnourishment in Indian children below the age of 5, with an estimated 7.4 million babies that were born in the sample year with low birth weights. (UNICEF)

    o   The survey reported 17,656 women (39 percent), out of 45,325, were underweight at the time of delivery, 40 percent of urban children in 6-59 month category were shorter than world standards (stunted), and 33 percent were underweight than expected weight to their height per world standards (undernourished).