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...
Jan 25, 2012

Changing young people lives for ever

Santos
Santos

Thank you for your continuing support.

For all of India’s emergence as an economic power the State of Bihar has double the number of people living in extreme poverty than in the whole of Ethiopia. ( Source Department of International development UK)

Your support is very much needed to change these young peoples lives. Here is a letter for you all,

My name is Santosh and I want to say hello and thank you to you all.

I am a CAPS student and I am living in Delhi studying Spanish. I also get to meet and greet official visitors to People First in Delhi and brush up on my English! I cannot tell you enough how much I realise how very lucky I am to get this chance due to a People First Scholarship.

My family is very poor and were unable to provide with me with a good education and there was only the People First School which offered hope to children like me.

But I want to make my parents proud. Education is not an option for me. It is everything. My life. I will be able to help my whole family in the future.

Without it I cannot have any future and my family who work as hard as they can, will still remain in poverty. Here in Bihar India the minimum wage is just $2.00 or £1.50 a day.

Please help students like me achieve everything beyond our wildest dreams. A decent life ,and an escape from poverty for ever.

Thank you,

Santosh Kumar

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Jan 16, 2012

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!

Thanks from all of us- the Health Team
Thanks from all of us- the Health Team

Wow!

Thank you all so much for donating so generously to this appeal, so much so we can now start installing all the water pumps in all of the villages. The need is great and will transform the lives of many, not to mention the health benefits of good clean water.

We have decided after some thought to try for one more thing. All of our village schools already have a deep water hand pump except two. Due to your generosity we are almost there and therefore in order to fit the two pumps we need for the children at these schools we have extended the appeal target to $6,000 only.

We will not be further extending this target, but we will be publishing a follow up report in the next eight weeks or less with photographs so you can see for yourselves what you money has made possible.

And may God bless you!

Every penny you have so kindly given will be used only for this purpose, People First does not deduct any administration money for all our Global Giving projects.

May you all have a great 2012, full of peace and Joy!

With best wishes,

Neelam

 

 

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Jan 9, 2012

Baby left near the toilet on a train goes home

Baby Left on Train
Baby Left on Train

Hello Everyone!

I hope the New Year brings joy for you and your family!

The cold winter months are here in Bihar now, and the welcoming warmth of Rescue Junction saves many children's lives at this time of year.

I wanted to tell you all an amazing story, sometimes we wonder what we will see come through the door next.

A frightened and cold ten month old child was very recently brought to us by the Police having been found with a bottle of milk crying next to the toilet of an express train as it came into Gaya Junction.  We have built up a good relationship with the local media who are very supportive of the project so we turned to them, as well as using our community contacts to try and trace the family.  I am pleased to tell you we were able locate the mother, a women living in poverty near a station over 80km or 50 miles away.  But she is able to care for her child whom she loves very much.

It turns out her father in a drunken state took the child when the mother went to fetch water and boarded a train. He then left the train at another station, abandoning the child near the toilet. With our support, charges have now been brought against him of what I believe is called in the west “reckless child endangerment”

I want you also to know your support enabled us to buy many warm sweaters and clothing for the children,and we have noticed that many donations came in November from Global Giving UK . They were given anonymously, but whoever you are our children thank you. And thanks to all of you who have shown you really do care about helping change these children’s lives for the better.

God Bless you all,

Sunita

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