People First Educational Charitable Trust

People First aims to work closely with oppressed and disadvantaged communities and vulnerable individuals in breaking the centuries - old cycle of ignorance and oppression by providing opportunities for education. The trust believes the best way to achieve long - term positive social change is through education and we work in the areas of greatest need where no other education is available to the poor and oppressed. Our mission is the bringing of educational opportunity and to promote health and social rights to those to whom such opportunities have previously been denied due to poverty family circumstances or oppression. The Trust aims to work with the most marginalized me...
Aug 22, 2011

Welcome to the Volunteers

Painting at Rescue Junction
Painting at Rescue Junction

Hi Everyone,

This is Sunita with another update for our kind hearted and generous supporters on Global Giving.

It was our pleasure to welcome volunteers from the Trusts Village Experience Programme to Rescue Junction Recently

You can see some " dance therapy" in action with the volunteers at the centre by clicking on the facebook link below

Meanwhile a sad case, two young children abandoned by their mother we think, two girls aged about five and a baby only four months old on a local train, came to Rescue Junction some days ago. We also have admitted two missing boys both found by another NGO over 1,000 Miles away but who had come from somewhere in this area.

Our counselors are skilled in gently supporting and finding out these and other children's stories and then we can decide what is best for them.

Your support is vital in helping us to maintain our services as we rely entirely on donations.

We have managed to redecorate the centre and the volunteers helped paint some pictures and murals so the wall so the place is looking bright and colorful!

Once again thank you all for your help,

Sunita

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Aug 22, 2011

Rivers Reaching Danger Levels

Hundreds of villages in Bhagalpur, Munger, Gopalganj, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Madhepura and Bagaha districts face threats due to the increased water levels.

"Water has already entered dozens of villages. Rising water level in Kosi river is giving sleepless nights to people," an official of the water resources department told IANS.

He said the water levels of rivers have been rising to dangerous levels at several places. "It is a dangerous sign." Reports suggests that hundreds of people have been asked to shift to safer areas by the authorities.

The state government has asked engineers and district officials to keep a 24-hour vigil.

According to the Central Water Commission, the water level in Ganges crossed the red mark at several places in Bhagalpur, Patna, Begusarai and Farakka. Similarly, the Kosi was flowing above the danger mark at Bausa, Baltara and Kursela, and Mahananda at Dhengraghat and Jhada.

We are in the process of preparing more relief materials to rush to the affected areas and the supplies will go with a four wheel SUV to reach as far into the flooded villages as we can. Transport of this kind, plus boats of course are very much needed to reach people in need and we are doing all we can.

Thanks to your support we can get emergency supplies including life saving clean drinking water and purifying tablets, high energy biscuits , cattle feed and medical help to villagers who are once again in danger of losing their homes.

Deepak Kumar

Jul 15, 2011

Making sure help gets to those who need it

Deepak in the flooded fields of North Bihar
Deepak in the flooded fields of North Bihar

As promised here is an update of our work helping those affected by flooding in North Bihar.

As you know we do not work in the flood affected areas, but we are able to help in the most effective way by working at village level with very small grass roots organizations located within these stricken communities.

Long term assistance includes loans and grants to start up small business, the gift of animals, the strengthening of defenses at a local level, helping make village dwellings stronger and ensuring access to basic medical care.

I traveled personally to supervise the distribution of much needed aid materials; again it seems the government is slow to respond to urgently needed aid.

These people although there has been work to secure flood defenses live in daily fear of losing their homes, their livestock and even their lives.

They are teetering on the brink of another major disaster. Let us hope and pray this time it can be averted.

I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for this worthy cause,

Please our website and Facebook page, the links are below.

With best wishes to you and thanks,

Deepak

Aid including mosquito nets to  prevent malaria
Aid including mosquito nets to prevent malaria

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