People First is officially recognised by the Government of Bihar
Donations made in India are tax deductible under section 80G Income Tax Act 1961
Following a grant from ICA (Indians for Collective Action in California) a new sewing and craft centre has just opened at our Gyan Vikas Centre near Bodhgaya.
This centre of excellence will help support our very sucessfull sewing centres in the villages in supporting village women and helping them find an independent source of living.
Also seen below are women and young girls receiving training at our rural centre at Kanjiar , receiving Craft Training thanks to a grant secured from supporters based in Kent, England
THANK FOR YOUR HELP
Recently two little girls were found abandoned and brought to Rescue Junction. Extensive efforts are on to find their families or place them for adoption.
Nileen has been placed by the child welfare court in Patna at Rescue Junction whilst arrangements are made for her adoption.
Her adoption will be by an Indian family. Baby Nileen has now been joined by by Baby ASHA (photograph below) which means hope. All efforts are on to find her family.
Gaya Rescue Project
Due to recent donations received our unique and special centre for homeless, missing, and street and railway children will remain open at least until the end of this year.
This project , the Gaya Rescue Project through its dedicated centre, Rescue Junction with its caring and trained counsellors has become a beacon project in the whole district. It is the only centre of its kind in the whole of South Bihar, an area with a population of more than 35 million people.
You can read many updates about the projects work on Global Giving, (search Rescue Junction).
ASHA Silicon Valley have come through with a large donation, and on behalf of all of us at People First, especially the children our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to them and every other organisation and person whom together have ensured this important and desperately needed centre for the most vunerable of children remains open.
People First is now on twitter, follow us at @PFIBIHAR
Our Village experience programme for 2010 is filling up , if you are interested, please apply now!
WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK AT PEOPLE FIRST INDIA!
Visit our latest news and updates page for news about a People First related facebook page posted from America and for other recent events. Read about a visit from Bill Brower from Global Giving.
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AND THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS 2014!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR OUR VILLAGE EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE FORM FOUND ON OUR VILLAGE EXPERIENCE PAGE. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMME .
People First is the official partner for Childline in Gaya
We are pleased to report after a long campaign computer training has now recommenced for below the poverty line students at the Averill Centre.
MULTI AWARD WINNING WORK
In his capacity as chairman of People First Deepak recently met His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Delhi recently. His Holiness is aware of the work of People first and it may be possible His Holiness may visit the children and staff at Rescue Junction at sometime in the future... We humbly thank His Holiness for his interest in our work and for making time in his busy schedule to meet Deepak.
People First has established a standard of excellence in service provision with landmark and ground breaking projects, high standards of transparency, well thought out strategies to actually reach those most in need, all achieved in difficult and challenging circumstances.
In recognition of our work serving the most marginalised and vulnerable sections of the community the Trust has been awarded the “Gem of the Nation” award seen here being presented by the former president of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam , to our Chairman, Deepak Kumar.
Deepak also recieved an award for excellence from the Deputy Chief Minister of the Bihar Government recently.
And in further recognition for outstanding work in the Social Sector in Gaya, Deepak was presented with an award at a special function recognising the efforts of special community leaders.
Thank you all for your support
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