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...
Jun 17, 2010

Global Giving Visits Rescue Junction

Bill Brower visits Rescue Junction
Bill Brower visits Rescue Junction

It was a pleasure to welcome Bill Brower Field Officer for Global Giving to Rescue Junction recently. Global Giving is a key part of our fund raising strategy,

Bill wrote in the visitors book at Rescue Junction, "I am impressed with how thoroughly records are kept and the organisations obvious dedication to the children and their honest work . I am happy our donors are able to contribute towards the upkeep of this valuable work".

Please see photograph of Bill at Rescue Junction

Thanks Bill, and Thanks to Global Giving!

Other news from Rescue Junction Baby Nileen has been placed for adoption by the Child Welfare Committee , this will be an adoption by an Indian family. The story of Brave Tiger Part two will be posted on our next update but his family are now safe. Missing children (Over 20) since the last report have been reunited with their families since the last progress report alone. The children are looking forward to the arrival of volunteers who have joined our village experience programme as this is the time the centre is repainted with the volunteers in bright colours and murals.

Always remember you can keep up with progress of this project by visiting our website at www.peoplefirstindia.net

And it would be great to see an American on our village experience programme, Check it out on our website!

And last but certainly not least, on behalf of all of the children, thanks for all your help and support through Global Giving

Jun 17, 2010

A chance of a new life

I would like the chance to explain in more detail the scholarship scheme. In the west families do make great sacrifices to give a college education to their children, in the UK students have to take loans and often work as well.

The students we help are from backgrounds so poor they have no land or collateral to secure loans from traditional sources, and therefore are denied the chance of further education even if they have worked so hard to gain the qualifications necessary.

People First presently sponsors 15 students in college or at University, and without our help none of these bright young people would be able to continue their studies. The students themselves undertake to give 10% of their future wages back into the scheme to help others have the same chance that they had. Graduates have found employment in the police , with banks and with the State government on good salaries which helps their whole family finally climb out of abject poverty.

For an example of one student who recently found employment please see the latest updates section of our website www.peoplefirstindia.net, "Sanjay goes to HSBC"

We do try and sponsor girls. Their education will give them important security. We would like to thank you for your help, and if you are interested in individually sponsoring a specific student please contact us at india_peoplefirst@yahoo.com

May 28, 2010

The Story of BraveTiger Part One

This story indicates how many children in India have such tough lives. Our next update will include the outcome of this story as rescue efforts are well underway. One important piece of news is that the work of Rescue Junction has been recognised by the Government of Bihar, this does not mean funding only recognition of the centres groundbreaking and vitally important work. Please visit our website www.peoplefirstindia.net for regular updates.

The Story of Tiger Tiger is a 14 year old boy who lived at Railway Platform when Rescue Junction open and he started to come to Rescue Junction everyday. His attendance was almost everyday. He started to read and write and interested to study but unfortunately this came late in his life. He lost his father when he was 10 years old and his mother got married with another person so we say he got stepfather and that was the main reason for him to be at Railway platform and his stepfather and mother lived at Slum area in a rented small damp room but last year his mother passed away but Tiger has two brothers and two sisters – ages 15,13,11& 8 and after death of his mother he returned his native village at Rafiganj with all his brothers and sister but one of the persons from Rafiganj took them (all four) to Bhabhua in Bihar for work to Brick factory where he worked 3 months with all his brothers and sisters but again that Brick factory is closed, and they all were shifted at Varanasi in new Brick factory where one of his younger sister is still working in a house as a maid servant, and three worked at Varanasi Brick factory from where Tiger tried to run away but once caught by the person who brought him to Varanasi from Rafiganj and they beat him and threatened to kill him, they made them labour hard without money just on the basis of food but once again Tiger tried and ran away and come to Rescue Junction and now he is at Rescue Junction but he wanted to bring all his sisters and brother to Rescue Junction where they can stay and study, So he needs help either staff can go with him to Varanasi to bring all his brothers and sisters or we may contact other N.G.O or Police.

Thank you for all your support. Tiger and Family are on their way to the safety of Rescue Junction

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