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 13, 2014

Orphaned and Alone no more

Orphaned and Alone no more
Orphaned and Alone no more

Hello Everyone!,

This is Sunita ,director of Rescue Junction and the SIGNAL project, and it's time for an update. As you all know the project caters for girls at risk of abuse by providing shelter, food, education, vocational training and support to these vulnerable young women to enable then to have a new start in life. But here at Rescue Junction we admit girls of any age, ( including babies, who have been abandoned) and girls that have been orphaned.

One of our aims is to increase awareness within the local community about the plight of these girls and help us establish a network of protection for them. We work with the police and raid local brothels and we have found girls as young as twelve years of age. In these cases in conjunction with local authorities we always prosecute and bring those responsible for this abuse to Justice . Over 40 people are behind bars today as a result of these prosecutions. We need to establish there will be no safe haven, no escape from those who choose to abuse children.

There are three girls here who we have placed at our expense ( with the help of your donations) in residential school and who come to Rescue Junction for the holidays. Their mother died, and then a year later their father . The eldest girl ( then just 11 years old) ,Pramilla buried him with her own hands as there was no money for a cremation. In the days and weeks that followed the girls were at risk of starving before concerned villagers brought them to the local administration, who placed them in the only place available,  Rescue Junction. We need help to pay for their education and care., Every cent that we get from Global Giving goes to help children like Pramilla, Diya and  Shanti.(names changed for child protection reasons)

It costs $1000 to care and educate them for one whole year.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity

Wishing you all the best,

Sunita

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Jul 16, 2014

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough!
Enough is Enough!

Hi Everyone,

Greetings from India, from Bihar and from Rescue Project! ,its Sunita here with another update

Here the monsoon rains have been playing hide and seek, but the heat and humidity have not.  

Well so much to tell you all really.  Please see the picture of some of the children taking out a rally on  World day against  Child Labour Day   . As one of the children said "lets wake a few people up" "We won't be silent any more about child labour"

We are all looking forward to welcoming some volunteers from the United Kingdom shortly for the Annual volunteer programme. The children will paint and do music classes with them and also teach some English and the children will teach them some Hindi!

Since the last report  many children have come through  our doors, those who simply got lost, those found employed as child labour, those who have run away from home because of abuse, and those who simply don't  have another place to go. For these children, and others our doors are always open,

We need to raise $5,000 dollars to expand our work to reach more children by extending our already successful outreach programme . Your support is so much appreciated, every donation no matter how small helps us  provide the services so desperately needed.

Thank You All!!,

Sunita

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Jun 16, 2014

Doing a big good thing for a below the poverty line family

A Brand New Rickshaw
A Brand New Rickshaw

Hi Everyone!

Greetings from Bihar India, where we wish the rains would come and give us all relief from the summer heat. Everyone comes out after sunset or in the early morning and this is when cycle rickshaw drivers make their money.

As the father of one family told us, " yes we make more in the winter season of course but there is work for us all year round, the extra income really helps us have a better diet and send our children to school. Before we had to rent a rickshaw, now we have our own . We could not get a loan easily but the one time chance of owning our own rickshaw and increasing  our family income by as much as 1000 rupees a week ( about $16.00) makes all the difference in the world to us".

For all the advances India has made in recent times, millions live in abject poverty.

It is a rare chance in life that means simply by the donation of  one rickshaw you can genuinely and significantly improve the circumstances and situation of a below the poverty line family.

On behalf of all of the families you have helped we send our heartfelt gratitude to you,thanks so much for your support.

Deepak

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