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...
Oct 2, 2012

Fighting the Traffickers

Training
Training

Hi everyone!

This is Sunita with another project report. We have been very busy at the centre as usual but of course for this report I want to concentrate on the many girls who we have recently helped.

Since the last report my team and I have recieved two girls who just got seperated from their guradians, one who got on the wrong train , and four girls who had been trafficked, one who had actually ran away from the red light area after she was beated by a customer. Police enquires are on.  Of course because of the nature of these referrals we cannot show a picture of the unforturnate victims .

But of course the pupose of this appeal is to provide Craft Training for girls at risk, and help them earn an independent source of income. But it is more than that. We help re-settle girls either safetly in thier home communities or even in independent groups. This work is the very begining and we need your support so we can offer more opportunties for a decent life for these girls.

Look out for a personal story in a girls own words in the next report. Also please see a link below to a very good article about the nature and scale of the trafficking problem from Bihar from the Guardian, a British Newspaper.

With thanks for all your help and support,

Sunita


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Sep 19, 2012

Welcome Volunteers

Volunteers at Rescue Junction
Volunteers at Rescue Junction

Hi Everyone!!

I hope this report finds you and your family all well.

Nowadays Rescue Junction is extremely busy and with our new links with the national agency childline we are getting referrals from all over India, trafficked lost missing and children rescued from child labour. We have reunited 10 children from one place alone, Manali in the Himalayas and working with the police we have smashed this particular child trafficking ring.

It was our pleasure to welcome volunteers , mostly from the University of Lincoln in the UK who helped out at Rescue Junction for a couple of weeks in August. This was as part of our village experience programme which you can find out about on our website. 

Another very important piece of news, you can see a photo on out FB page is that our Child Protection and Legal Services officer. Mr Manoj Kumar has just been appointed chairperson of the newly constituted Child Welfare Committee here in Gaya. This places Rescue Junction right at the heart of working with others in helping to develop child protection networks in Gaya district and beyond.

I want to say that ALL the money we receive from Global Giving goes towards helping the project. As restricted fund we are duty bound to ensure its careful use for the maximum benefit of the children. On October 17th Global Giving are matching donations up to 30%. 

Thank you once again for all your support.

Sunita

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Sep 19, 2012

Hunger in Bihar

Neelam at Work in the village
Neelam at Work in the village

Dear Supporters,

Greetings from Bihar , in India.

Firstly let me tell you about that most important phenomenon in India- the monsoon after deficient rains the rains have a sting in the tail and are still continuing now when they should have abated. This is helping farmers.

But food inflation remains a huge problem. Regular recipients of this project progress report will know we have discussed this problem in the past but it is true even basic foodstuffs are becoming too expensive for the poor.  We have also talked about the very real problem of malnutrition particularly amongst children.

Please take a moment to look at this BBC report,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19219038

So this is the problem.

But I am happy to report that even in the heavy rains not a single meal was missed and we ensured the supplies reached the often isolated villages. Due to your support we can avoid the scenes shown on the BBC report. In addition, we can continue this important programme that reaches those most in need, everything we receive from Global Giving goes towards providing the children food.

 Just a reminder Global Giving are matching donations on October 17th at up to 30%

Thank you for your wonderful support,

Neelam

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