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 12, 2016


My own machine
My own machine

Hello Everybody

This is Madhu and I am a community worker for People First.

I want to thank you for all your support for the project.

As you already know these centres provide a haven for women where they can support each other and learn a skill. I thought this report I would ask a woman who had completed her training and now has her own sewing machine what effect it has had on her life.

This is from “Puja” (for privacy reasons we have changed the name per global giving guidelines) These are her own words translated word for word from Hindi

“My name is Puja, my village is very poor and a long way from the town.  I have never had my own money in my life before. But since I got my training and machine I can earn my own money. It might not be a big amount but it is mine, and although I spend it mostly on my children this my choice with my money. It’s not the amount, but now I am free and not so dependent on my husband’s small earnings as a daily wage earner ,and the fact  that I now have a life of my own”.

Thank you




Nov 23, 2016

Sometimes really wonderful things do happen

Clean Water for All
Clean Water for All

This is Neelam again.

I know you have just received a project report, but it gives me great pleasure to tell you all that due a generous donation we have just received on Global Giving we have not only reached our target of three water pumps but surpassed it by some thousands of dollars.

This will enable us to plan a major new expansion of our clean deep water pump programme reaching hundreds and hundreds of villagers, transforming the health and wellbeing of poor isolated village communities. As you know it is the women and girls who bear the brunt of water fetching and carrying and they will particularly benefit from this programme.

Yes, sometimes wonderful things do happen, and thank you all !!

Keep a look out on our Facebook page for updates in the future.

With heartfelt appreciation,



Nov 15, 2016

You have transformed our lives

Clean Water for All
Clean Water for All


Yes it’s me again, Neelam the senior Nurse on People First’s community health project.

I hope this report finds you and your family well.

It gives me great pleasure to tell you all we have been able to install our first water pump due the generosity of Ellen and friends in the Netherlands. What a happy occasion it was as you can see from the photographs.

There is no greater single contributor to health than clean water.

The pumps we install are deep water, we check the quality regularly and they don’t dry up in the summer.  

The benefits to the villagers cannot be overstated.

Here’s what one village women said…

"Before we had this pump we had to walk over one kilometre and carry it on our heads in the burning heat of summer and cold of winter. It was not so clean, my children often got ill, we could not afford always to boil it properly, we did not have the fuel.

But now right here in my village we have clean pure water I cannot thank you enough, you have transformed our lives".

It only remains for me to extend my thanks and if you know of friends or family who might consider donating may I ask you to give on 29th December when your donation could be doubled.  Imagine you give $25 and it becomes $50 .

Twice the value and impact. Twice the good!

With good wishes to you all,


Clean Water for All
Clean Water for All



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