Frequently Asked Questions
Many of you may have questions related to IDO and we will attempt
to populate this page with the most frequently asked questions. If your
query is not addressed here, the please contact
and we will be
happy to address your query.
Some Recent Questions
Is IDO a
No, IDO is not a
foundation. It is an organisation that aims to empower local inhabitant
to help themselves. We do not envisage performing or financing projects
in Villages but instead provide the training and encourage local
volunteers to finance and perform the work themselves.
How can IDO ensure that they bring sustainable solutions?
Our strategy is based upon DRT: Diagnostic & Repair Training Program. It
facilitates people to help themselves and to manage repair programs in
the simplest and most cost effective programs. We encourage repair
programs that use existing local technology and local budget
Can companies or corporations support this effort?
Whereas we will continue to focus our efforts where
Schlumberger and other companies’ support and cooperation exist, we will
only accept donations on an individual basis. Only contributions in
kind, without consideration, may be accepted from commercial companies.
You often refer to DRT - what is it?
DRT stands for "Diagnostic
& Repair Training" strategy which is aimed at making local villages more
autonomous. It is a program to train villages to diagnose problems and
plan repair programs. It also aims to help villages to find solutions to