Students from the Wadeshwar Ashramshala are now enrolled for various programmes such as Engineering (Diploma/ B Tech/ BE), D Ed, Law, Arts (BA), Commerce (B Com) and Science (B Sc) at premier institutions in Pune such as the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, (VIT); ASMT School of Nursing, MIT College of Engg; Government Polytechnic; D. Y. Patil Institute of Engineering and Modern College.

“I am really thankful for the support provided by FIDA. They not only stood by me financially but also encouraged me to give my best. I really enjoyed the review meetings I used to have with the team. FIDA taught me to survive, achieve and remain happy in difficult times.”

–   Deepali Kiran Kathure,
Tata Consultancy Services, Japan.

“Due to setting up of the physiotherapy section by FIDA at our school, many of our children are now showing a 40 – 60 percent improvement in their motor functions. The quality of life of the children has also improved due to the installation of the solar water tank on the school premises.”

–   Mr Waghmode
Pimpri Chinchwad Apang Mitra Mandal

“FIDA encouraged me to dream big and explore entrepreneurial avenues to attain my objectives.”

–   Daulat Jagtap
D. Ed

“I am thankful to FIDA. My parents allowed me to stay in a hostel far away from home only because of the support provided by them.”

–   Pinki Waze
Govt. Polytechnic, Pune and VIT College of Engineering

“My brother Suchintak was the first recipient of the FIDA Scholarship. It was a great shock to us when he passed away in an accident. FIDA gave me strength during these difficult times and helped me pursue higher studies. Today I am working at a bank and able to support my family.”

–   Kanandhara Budhe
B.A., LLB, Pune University

“Every year we would think that we will not be seeing the FIDA members next year, but now after ten years, we feel that they are a part of our community.”

–   Parents
Wadeshwar Ashramshala

“I am so thankful to FIDA for giving me the opportunity to leave my small village and travel all over India to meet inspiring women who have successfully set up small enterprises and learn from them. This was the first time I had ever left home and it was a life changing experience.”

–   Sangeeta Devi,
Jamui, Bihar