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...
Dec 4, 2013

This project is now a microproject

Dear kInd supporter

Please be aware that due to seasonal nature of this very important life saving appeal it has been converted into a micro project on Global Giving.

But this is last years final report

Thank you!

And Happy Holiday and festive season!

Wow!

What a fantastic response from all of you.

This appeal seemed to warm the hearts of people as much as it warmed the hundreds of children who received clothing blankets and woolly hats!

Thanks to you we are able to make sure all the children and families who needed these items received them, and hundreds of these items were given.

 Although it is still quiet cool at night here in Bihar during the height of the winter in exceptionally bitterly cold weather our health team, the Rescue Junction team and our teachers made sure that your donations were put to use with immediate effect targeting those most in need.

 Here is just one example -Our outreach team found a group of children huddling together scantly clothed under a railway bridge. They were brought to Rescue Junction where they were treated for hypothermia. Wrapped around in their warm blankets with their new sweaters and hats, and drinking hot soup  we are able to keep them warm and ensure they were no longer suffering.

Out in the villages all the poor children in our schools and in the communities we serve unable to afford warm clothing were provided with them.

On their behalf and hundreds of others , Thank you all

Sunita

PS! - If you are interested in our work at Rescue Junction there is an active appeal on Global Giving with lots of reports. Just search Rescue Junction.


Oct 21, 2013

" Our cycle rickshaw has set us free"

A new cycle RIckshaw
A new cycle RIckshaw

Hi everyone!

Sorry this update is a little late but here it is. I am very pleased to be able to tell you that this stage of our appeal is complete with the purchase of two more cycle rickshaws for two more local BPL ( below the poverty line) families.

Kaliu Manjhi and Arjun Paswan, both of whom have three children received their rickshaws recently at our office, The Averill Centre .

So what does this mean in real terms to their lives? Well obviously both families are extremely poor but as Prasila , one of the wives said, 

"This means a lot to us, my husband already uses a cycle rickshaw to earn a living but in the past we had to rent one. Depending on the different owners we had to pay a fixed rental fee whether he managed to earn enough or not. Our own cycle rickshaw has set us free" 

You can make such a difference as these families are amongst many locally who could be helped so much by this scheme and due to many requests we have started a new appeal for three more cycle rickshaws for needy families on Global Giving which you can find here

www.globalgiving.org/projects/green-riders-moving-out-of-poverty-in-bihar-india

But many thanks to you for supporting these families,

With Best Wishes

 Nick Hansen

People First

KIndness at Work
KIndness at Work

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Oct 9, 2013

A Haven of Safety and Security

Abandoned Children at Rescue Junction
Abandoned Children at Rescue Junction

Hi everyone!

I am so sorry for being a little late with this report we have been so busy ay the centre. If you visit our face book page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/People-First-India/106083302779969 you will see we have another group of supporters visiting the trust at the moment, here is what one person wrote in the visitors book ,

"When we had finished playing games with the children ( it was musical chairs) we were enjoying a cup of tea in the office when some anxious parents arrived. They had a picture of their son, aged 11 years on their phone. He had gone missing one month previously whist outside playing and it was feared that he had been probably abducted . They had come to Rescue Junction as Sunita had called them and told them to see her immediately as she had good news to tell them. Through the work of the specialist staff at the centre her son had been found ( over 1,000 km away) safe and well. The mother burst into tears with absolute relief and was comforted by the staff, even the father was overcome and could only mutter thank you- thank you so much!!

Anybody that spends some time here cannot fail to be impressed with the happiness of the children, the great need for the work they do here, and the absolute dedication of the staff,

I certainly will try and help  and I would recommended anybody else to do so, it is a haven of safety and security  in a dangerous part of the world, especially for children".

 Thank you for your fantastic support everyone, if you time please take a little time to look at the full video of the centers work which can be found here, already nearly 15,000 people have watched it.  http://youtu.be/nBBB-B9Lf1A 

With Thanks to you all,

Sunita

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