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...
Feb 11, 2013

WARM HEARTS AND WARM BODIES!

Delivery to Village School
Delivery to Village School

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.

The Joy of Warm Winter Sweaters!
The Joy of Warm Winter Sweaters!
Jan 29, 2013

FINAL PROJECT REPORT

Blankets
Blankets

Dear Supporters,

Firstly I must start this final report by acknowledging your great generosity in helping us meet the target for this appeal, and now it is fully funded.

As regular donors will know many project reports have talked about the problems with government or aid from larger organisations actually reaching the people in need.  Smaller grass roots organisations like us do have an advantage , rooted as we are in local communities. There are problems with distribution and sometimes sadly misappropriation with larger agencies who do not have the same closeness to the community. But of course small organisations cannot implement large building projects such as new check dams and of course there is a need for both micro and macro projects.

The big thing is the people in the flood affected areas are better off in many ways then when we started the appeal as a humanitarian gesture to help local people recover from a devastating event.

Aside from the immediate help , blankets, mosquito nets , medical supplies etc that your donations provided we were able to assist many villagers in acquiring livestock, to give small loans for income raising enterprises and to give advice and help in building ditches to divert surface water. Again as you can see from previous reports we were able to do this very effectively due to close community involvement.

We hope and pray the “river of sorrow” the Kosi spares the villagers next monsoon.

Thanks to you we stand ready to respond if the need arises, you have helped hundreds of poor villagers recover from an awful situation.

 On behalf of all of them, our Heartfelt appreciation  goes out to you all

Deepak Kumar

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Jan 4, 2013

A New Year and a new start

Dear Friends and Supporters ,

A happy new year to you all. We have had a very succesfull time on our GlobalGiving pages in December, people are so generous and kind.

We have had a think about this project and since we started it Global Giving have intoduced micro projects. It seems to us we would like to make this project a micro project and we are talking to Global Giving about it. It would mean that we actually show the families from below the poverty line who would get a rickshaw and therefore a big opportunity to boost thier income. Please watch this space!

Here is the busy winter season in Bodhgaya, but we plan to donate rickshaws in the village areas too. They are low maintence and can add a considerable amount in relative terms to a families income. When we give our first rickshaw, hopefully this month we will follow how much that family earns in a month and give some personal feedback to donors.

For all the deveopment here in Bihar, the scale of poverty is huge with more than 50 million people struggling on an income of under 2 USD a day. This project may be small in scale but it will make a huge difference to the families involved. 

Thank you for all your help and we will give some details of our first rickshaw families!

Have a great New Year! 

Rakesh

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