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 17, 2015

Education can mean a better future for us all

Help us give children like this a real future
Help us give children like this a real future

 

Hi everyone

This is  Naresh sir .

I am Director of Education here at People First

My best compliments of the season to all

The inspirational story of the mountain man with his self-sacrifice sadly did not  bring much help to his village which is a desperately poor mahadalit village.

For an example of what can be achieved please go to our facebook page here

  https://www.facebook.com/People-First-India-106083302779969/ and see the film of a village similar to this one which was broadcast nationally here in India recently.

Please help us really change the lives of the children and people in this village through education.

We are running a very simple school at the village at present which is better than nothing but we could achieve so much more if we had the resources to do it. As one villager said,

“The school could make all the difference here, education means escape from poverty, it means the chance of a new better life,

Thank you for your support, please help spread the word !

Naresh

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Dec 9, 2015

The inspiring story of Pradeep

Pradeep in his village
Pradeep in his village

Hello everyone!

Greetings from Bihar!

For this project update I asked the principal of Dhobi School , our biggest school providing free education for the poor to highlight one particular story( one of many) to illustrate the sucess of the TOP programme.

 Here is the story of  Pradeep  ( we have changed the name according for protection of privacy )

Age – 15 Years

Pradeep  is from the Mahadalit Community from Mushar caste . He has two brothers and one sister. This village is almost 98 % population from Mushhar ( rat eater) caste. His father is labourer and mother also works as a labourer in the field.

As he told- and true also – he is first  person  in that village who is from his Mushar community to pass the Matrick exam this year because of only Dobhi School. As he told earlier people discriminate against him because of his community but after his matric pass( school leaving examinations) the situation about Subhash has gained a new found respect.

Now he can understand what is going on in the society “After my situation changed many family and parents from my village in my community has started to come to my father and asked about their children to send school or they are agree to send their children in the school and this never happened before”.  

So it can be clearly said after he passed his exam Pradeep became role model in his village in his community and people are already motivated to send their children to the school  after seeing Subhash success and it all happened because of Dobhi School  and the support from the the opportunity of the student sponsorship programme from People First ,supported by Global Giving  Without this programme they don’t have option .

Pradeep is enrolled in college this year.

Thank you for helping to change lives for the better. 

People First- working together with the poor for a better future

Naresh Sir

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Dec 1, 2015

Community Health means looking after our children

Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Hi 

I am Neelam Health Project Nurse with the latest project update.

I thought you might like to know how this project works. You have read in previous updates  about the huge problem in India of malnourished children and Bihar has more than its share of stunted and hungry children.

It is amazing what a nutritious meal full of goodness can do to promote child health. From our own records we have eliminated malnutrition in the village with children for the first time ever growing at normal levels.

But the community themselves cook and prepare the food, they know that sometimes mothers will starve themselves making sure the children get their food first so in such cases they help ensure the mothers get some food also , they are looking out for each other.

Here’s what Maya, a village woman says,

The meals brings us together in a positive way, we work together to prepare the best food for our children and other vulnerable villagers . Our village is poor we are all from the caste they call mussahars “rat eaters” Life is a struggle but it is a relief to know that this meal will help keep our children healthy and well. This is a wonderful thing”

It is a paradox that when you  think of the development of India in recent times that none of it has reached these villages in Bihar . None of it.

This is from the Times of India newspaper,

PATNA: Eighty-seven per cent of the rural population and 61% of urban residents in Bihar had calorie deficiency during 2013-14, as per reports of National Sample Survey Office. In fact, Bihar ranked 74th (alarming zone) in the global hunger index of 88 countries, according to a Survey of India State Hunger Index 2008.

The problem is very serious and I want to thank for your help in making sure that in at least in one at least one village in Bihar children will grow up with normal growth rates..

May I wish you all the best for the festive season

Neelam

Child in Village
Child in Village

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