From grinding poverty to graduation

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, "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


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Nick Hansen

Project Liason Officer
Dhobi Gaya Rd Bodhgaya, Bihar India

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