Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
Focus: Education, Girl Child, Health, Livelihoods, Rural Development, Women
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GIRLS at Pardada Pardadi school sit on hard classroom floors every day for their lessons. Gift these eager students desks with benches to rid them of this uncomfortable distraction and focus on their studies.
VILLAGES of Anupshahr normally plunge into darkness after sundown as most households either don’t have access to electricity or are too poor to afford it. Kerosene lamps or candles provide dim light for studying and are fire hazards. Now PPES have given 160 free solar lanterns that can be charged for Rs 2 per day at a central location for family members to take home every evening. The use of these lanterns have increased household savings by Rs 150 per month and made the community safer.
PPES believe without access to good healthcare, just an education won’t make a big difference to communities. Committed to creating a supportive rural environment, they organise various health initiatives that provide medical care to villages in Anupshahr at highly subsidized rates – and to their students for free. These include building latrines in over 90 houses and Community Hygiene Complexes – bath and toilet facilities – serving over 1,000 people, and health and eye check-up camps.
PPES’s various employment generation activities help women and girls from remote villages in the district sustain themselves and their families with dignity. The incense-stick-making unit, for example, helps more than 30 unskilled women and girls earn up to Rs 3,000 every month, making them the highest earners in their respective families. This rise in the status of the village women garners value and respect from the community and empowers the women to be key decision-makers.
I am an admirer of Sam, the entire team at PPES and the students at PPES. I have always seen stars glint in their eyes and observed them displaying total confidence in what they learn!
I decided to make myself educated because education is the only tool which gave me a power to make myself a gift in place of a burden.
The problems that Pardada Pardadi is working to overcome are deeply rooted in a long history. However, thousands of years of culture can be changed for the better.
I am the first woman to open a shop in my village. It feels great to be able to provide another source of income for my children.
- Renuka Gupta CEO
- Shajan Jose Administrative Head
- Ravinder Chauhan Accounts Manager
- Shruti Choudhary Communications & Fundraising