IDRF programs provide affordable, holistic education to students across India and Nepal, with a special emphasis on girls and tribal children. Quality education is generally out-of-reach for the poverty-stricken families. IDRF supports programs that cultivate students’ minds and their sense of social responsibility. For almost 30+ years, students have excelled in IDRF-supported classrooms and become advocates for progress in their own communities..

Giving Back:

NRIs’ Dreams Come True….

IDRF has been working very closely with the Indian-American Community in the United States, especially whenever a member of the community wishes to give back to his/her native place. It has been a rewarding experience for IDRF, NRIs and the marginalized people in India.

 The fulfillment of such a wish requires at least two essential elements:

  1. Reliable and effective partner Non-Government Organization (NGO) in India, who is active in specific area/region.
  2. Such NGOs must have permission to receive funds from overseas under Government of India regulation- Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). If the NGO does not have a FCRA approval, IDRF’s ‘Letter of commitment’ has enabled it to receive FCRA on a ‘Prior Permission Basis’. So far, IDRF has successfully issued ‘Letters of Commitment’: ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 and have enabled the NRI community to fulfill its aspirations to give back to their motherland.

The following table contains IDRF’s NGO-partners working on various programs related to Education and Skill Development.  Please click on each NGO-partner to learn more about their programs:

NGO Project Location
Ajekar Padma Gopal Education Trust Construction of Science Laboratories and Classrooms (completed) Karnataka
Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Veer Narayan Project, Bastar Development Project, Mizoram Development Project, Ambulance service for poor patients Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram
Atma Vidya Ashram Sri Sivananda Ashram Andhra Pradesh
Auroville Unity Fund Udavi School Puducherry UT & Tamil Nadu
Bodh Shiksha Samiti Schools in  slums Rajasthan
Computer Shiksha Computer literacy and digital skills for the underprivileged children 16 States in India
Economic Rural Development Society Kesarben Memorial School (Gajole) & Primary School for Hindi Speaking Children (Boral)(completed) West Bengal
Gwalior Hospital and Education Charitable Trust Corpus Fund for Snehalaya and Education of Poor Girls from Villages Madhya Pradesh
Gyan Jyoti Scholarships to Students (completed) Haryana
Indian Society of Agrobusiness Professionals Skill Training and Job Placement for Unemployed Urban Youth  (completed) Odisha
Jayarama Educational Society School Construction and Expansion Andhra Pradesh
Lila Poonawalla Foundation Scholarships to Girls Maharashtra
Ma Saraswati Trust Scholarships to Needy Children Tamil Nadu
Maharshi Dayanand Mahila Shikshan Sansthan Samiti ‎Construction of Staff Quarters and College Corpus Fund Rajasthan
Nayantara Memorial Charitable Trust Student Scholarships West Bengal , Rajasthan
Open Learning Exchange Nepal One Laptop Per Child and E-Pustakalya (completed) Nepal
Sahaj Seva Samsthan Free Schools for Disabled and Disadvantaged Children, Hospital Construction Telangana
Samarth Charitable Trust Day Care Center for Special Needs Children Gujarat
Seva Bharti: Telangana Skill Development for Tribal Rural Youth (completed) Telangana
Shiksha Bharati Tribal Girls Education and Hostel Facility Uttar Pradesh
Shree Banaskantha Anjana Patel Kelvani Mandal Co-Ed Commerce College and Girls Hostel (completed) Gujarat
SKKS Vidya Mandir Construction of Labs and other facilities Uttar Pradesh
Society for Welfare of the Handicapped Operational Funds for the Hostel,Sponsorship of Children (completed) Punjab
Sri Ram Gram Vikas Samiti Savitri Soni Vidya Mandir Inter College (Nagauri School) Uttar Pradesh
Surabi Education Trust  Residential Care for Homeless Boys Tamil Nadu
Swami Keshwanand Smriti Charitable Trust Scholarships and Construction of Trust Office Building Rajasthan
Swa-Roopwardhinee Mobile Science Laboratory Expansion (completed) ,Scholarship fund for brilliant but needy children , Integrated Development Centers and Patient-Assistant Courses  Maharashtra
Upakar University Scholarships USA
Uttaranchal Daivi Apda Peedit Sahayata Samiti Ekal Vidyalayas Boys Hostel at Laksheshwar (completed) Uttarakhand
Vatsalya Trust Mumbai Balikashram: Sanpada Maharashtra
Yogoda Satsanga Society Corpus Fund West Bengal