socio-economic conditions of
the tribals and the people below
poverty line in the state of
Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and
Orissa is not up to the mark.
There are many reasons. Tribal
habitation is one of the main
points. Tribal habitations are
located in isolated villages
and hamlets in undulating plateau
lands overlapping with forest
areas, where they have limited
access to critical infrastructure
facilities such as roads, communication,
education, health, electricity
drinking water and so on. This
widens the gap between the
quality of their life and the
people in the rest of country.
As per report of Census 2011,
Chhattisgarh has a literacy
rate of 71.04 which is below
the national average of 74.04.
Total 15,598,314 people were
found literate in which 8,962,121
(81.45%) were male while remaining
6,636,192 (60.59%) were females.
In Jharkhand Census 2011, Literacy
rate was found to be 67.73%
in which male literacy was 78.45%
and female literacy rate was
found to be 56.21%.
Literacy rate of Orissa (rural)
is 70.78% where male literacy
rate is 80.41% and female literacy
rate is 61.10%.
urbanization levels are still
much lower than those in other
states. The urban infrastructure
and services of the state are
under tremendous pressure. Education
is the main focus area for overall
human development because education
is the one sector where any
improvement will lead to benefits
across other sectors of human
These states have high percentage
of the population below the
poverty line (BPL). In Chhattisgarh,
almost 80% of the population
lives in rural areas. The overall
percentage of people in BPL
bracket would be amongst the
highest for the state.
In spite of many positive actions,
the people at these places face
insurmountable problems due
to their low socio-economic
conditions, poverty, unemployment,
displacement, lack of opportunities,
accessibility and awareness
of the government programmes.
The most affected sector being
The basic needs of an individual
are not restricted to food-cloths-shelter
anymore. In today’s world,
they require more. The programme
undertaken by us addresses the
basic needs of children as well
as those who are beyond the
provision of meagre, subsistence
level with the aim of not only
transforming lives of children
but also giving them values
which, make them good citizens.
needs of a child:
The basic need of life is food.
The children who belong to BPL
family do not get proper, nutritive
meals at any time of the day.
Our aim is to provide them “Mid-day
Meal” where complete,
balanced food will be made available
to the children. Our nutrition
programme focuses specifically
on the development of children
through improvement in health
and their physical growth.
“Mid day Meal” programme
will not only help in their
growth and development but also
attract them to come to school.
It will encourage poor children
belonging to disadvantaged strata
of society to attend school
is another basic human requirement.
We are focusing at ameliorating
the housing problems for the
people living below poverty
line (BPL) in the state of Chhattisgarh,
Jharkhand and Orissa. We have
programmes to make colonies
for these people with proper
sanitary facilities, so that
they can live a neat and clean
Clothing: In India, the social and economic condition of the people is not uniform. Many people do not have even basic clothing. We have programmes to distribute clothes to children so that they also develop feelings of confidence and self respect.
Health: Women need adequate nutrition and care, including h ealth care during pregnancy, after delivery and when they breastfeed. If proper care is taken then they will give birth to a healthy child. Earlier, midwives used to work in backward and rural areas .They didn’t have proper knowledge of childbirth procedure. So they were stopped by the government. But now government is again permitting midwives to look after the simple cases of childbirth in the rural backward areas where a doctor cannot reach. Our programmes, in this regard, will aim at ensuring the birth of a healthy baby, and post natal care of the mother and the baby both. To achieve this we aim to set up “mobile hospitals” in the far flung areas which lack medical facilities. The mobile hospitals will cater to important medicines, vaccination facilities and also regular interventions like health screening, growth monitoring, immunization and de-worming.
and more emphasis will be on
improving the quality of education,
ensuring low dropout rates,
eliminating gender disparity
in elementary education. These
require different focus in varied
areas as the needs and requirements
are different. This we will
do this in two phases-
Primary Education: Education is a must for all. All the children should at least get primary education. The “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan” programme is set up by the government to bring elementary education to millions of children. PES is instrumental in this regard and is the part of “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan” with the government.
Education enhances the childrens’ awareness of their surroundings, empower them with reasoning skills. We are happy to be part of it.
Supplementary Education: Childhood is the best phase of life, whatever you teach them or however you mould them, they become like that. Our objective as regards the supplementary education to children is to impart discipline, soft skills and life skills. We will run a training programme where the children will be exposed to personal discipline, personality development & behavioural traits. This will ensure that the children grow up as more confident citizens who are also well groomed to interact well with their peers, elders and strangers. We are focusing to create awareness among the women on the importance of education especially for the girl child, the importance of better hygiene and sanitation, the importance of a low cost balanced diet, the necessity of timely immunization of their children and so on. This effort of providing primary and supplementary education to children will help in building responsible citizens for the country.
do we plan to develop a Child?
The children, belong to tribal
community, below poverty line
or any other underprivileged
group of society, are our main
focus. The children are our
future. If we can provide them
education, medical aids and
proper food and nutrition, they
will develop into better, healthy
and responsible citizens.
Food, Health & Hygiene
PES is playing an important role in this direction. We organize polio camp for small children. We conduct classes to teach their mothers about health and nutrition where we tell them the importance of fruits, vegetables and nutrition present in them. The diseases caused by the lack of such nutrients, sources of vitamins, irons, proteins, importance of these nutrients in our daily diet is explained so that they can look after their children in a healthy way. The presence of these nutrients in the food products available to them will be explained so that they don’t have to go after expensive food items.
Group classes will be arranged to teach children about sanitary and personal hygiene. At this level itself, they are made aware of the importance of social hygiene i.e. keeping their house, locality ,society and country clean. A clean surrounding gives you a healthy life. By maintaining personal hygiene they can keep themselves healthy and fit. They will be educated for oral, dental care, eye care etc. by our team of experts.
We will regularly organize health camps where doctors will examine the patients for various ailments and then provide treatment. Free medicines will be distributed from our mobile hospitals to the patients according to the prescription. Regular immunization and vaccination programmes will be conducted for children and pregnant women. In these camps, the doctors will emphasize on preventive measures of health rather than curative methods of treatment through health talks.
Life skills & Soft skills
For children these are formative years of their lives. Whatever they see, observe and understand make an impression in their mind which remains there for life. Children are like clay, whatever shape you give, they take. If you inculcate good habits and behaviour, they grasp that and if you teach wrong things they will follow that, so one should be very careful in bringing up a child. PES has come forward to help these children in their developing stage. We conduct life skill and behavioural classes for them where they are taught the value of brotherhood, team work and self respect. We work on their attitude to give them a positive outlook of everything in life.
We prepare them to fight with the negativity of circumstances. In PES, We believe in overall development of the child. We are working for the development of girl child also. We have conducted classes to teach young girls about the changes occurring in their body and also explain the right and wrong touch of males so that they would not become victims of any malpractice.
In India, the government alone will not be able to achieve success in all its endeavors to uplift the downtrodden of the society. Considering the needs of the time and importance of the issue ,PES organized English Proficiency and Life Skills classes for school going girls of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya(K.G.B.V) under Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan. We are planning to organize more such kind of classes for girls and boys both. We want to bring these children to the level at par with urban privileged children.
PES is fully devoted to working for the development of the child so that we can give our country a better future for tomorrow.
an Individual into a Professional
The programme for developing
an individual is a continuous
process rather than a tailor
made concept. We aim to achieve
this objective by influencing
the hearts and minds of the
youth living in remote areas,
not exposed to any ethics of
life other than mundane human
Our focus will be firstly on
mobilizing the youth, then sensitizing
them about the right to information,
progress path, need of training
and learning skills and finally
providing training on vocational
skills, soft skills and life
The tribal society is largely
egalitarian and tribal women
have been equal partners with
their men in the contribution
to household economy. Our area
of work is training both male
and female youth. In spite of
lack in infrastructure and facility,
the youth in rural areas are
dependent on agriculture, farming
which is not helping them in
developing their socio-economical
status. Our aim is to reach
such places, gather them at
one place with the help of Sarpanch,
Numberdars and make them aware
of a whole new world, of opportunities
waiting for them outside their
surroundings. They will understand
the value of leading a respectable,
independent and social life
that will bring them at par
with the other urban people.
With the passage of time it has been realized that there is a need for holistic development of young people of our nation. The youth has immense potential to bring changes and therefore there is a need for trained youth. So our second focus will be on sensitizing every individual about the value of education, value of good life and knowledge of their rights as a citizen of India.
Our aim is to create maximum awareness, sensitization and education by influencing them and bringing them to our training centres. It has been observed that large number of uneducated and illiterate tribal people from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa migrate to different parts of the country for their livelihood. We want to control this migration and empower them with various vocational skills so that they can earn their bread and butter at their native place. We will sensitize them about different laws and rights so they will not be cheated by moneylenders of their area. This sensitization will lead to the skills development through training. The youth will themselves feel the need of the training to lead a good life.
and skill formation are principal
vehicles for improving the earning
capacity. We are determined
to remove the various structural
gaps which constrain the young
people in the backward regions,
rural areas and socially marginalized
communities to receive quality
education. This will have an
impact on the economic growth.
There is a dire need to enrich
the knowledge, skills to develop
policy and implement CSR activities
to bring about the physical
changes in communities and in
the attitude of people. We have
training programmes which cover
various CSR aspects. We have
motivational and skills development
programmes for youth of backward
areas. The programme caters
for communication skills, personality
behavioral skills and many other
skills.. We will be helping
them by giving classes for income
generation so that they don’t
adopt wrong ways of earning
money. We are hopeful that by
skilling the youth of these
states in the several vocations,
they will get an opportunity
to not only better their lives
but also affect the overall
growth and socio-economic condition
of the state. Our programmes
will equip poor rural youth
with the skills and opportunities
to secure jobs in India’s
We are concentrating on overall
development of an individual
and change him into a professional..
Therefore we will be giving
- Vocational Skills
- Soft Skills
- Life Skills
is not satisfied merely at providing
trainings in vocational skills,
soft skills and life skills.
We are equally committed to
the trained people finding suitable
jobs that not only our
training objectives are fulfilled
but also the trained person
is occupied constructively,
earning and fulfilling his/her
basic requirements. We aim at
providing job assistance to
the trainees. For this, we have
tied up with the government
sector and we train people at
two levels. First we have people
who have had very basic education.
We train them in skills like
masonry, carpentry etc so that
they find employment and earn
a respectable living. Second,
we have people who have had
an education but lack confidence
or speaking/writing skills and
so they cannot find a suitable
job or growth in their career.
For them we have trainings like
G.D. (Group Discussion)
Voice & Accent trainings
Armed with the above mentioned
skills, the response for our
trainees has been amazing. They
have found suitable jobs and
are doing well.
PES is working tirelessly and
continuously towards the development
of an individual. Developing
individuals means educating
them, making them self confident,
and independent so that they
can become financially independent.
They can earn money through
proper legal ways and feel proud
of it. PES is not only working
towards making them employable
but also trying to educate them
on life skills.
Mobilizing & Sensitizing
Our target group will be the
youth between the ages 18-30
belonging to families living
below the poverty line. They
will be skilled and trained
in a vocation which will increase
their employability quotient.
To reach out to these youth,
we will co-ordinate with community
elders, Sarpanch, and influential
members of society to mobilize
candidates from their villages.
We aim to change the lives of
country’s rural poor by
mobilizing them particularly
the women, into institutions
of their own where they will
be able to learn in a free environment.
Counseling of family members
will be done for the same. They
will be told about different
vocational courses in details
so that they can choose the
course of their choice and potential.
Sensitization about the benefits
of doing these vocational courses
will be elaborated in a gathering
of people, their apprehensions
and doubts will be cleared.
The advantages of good &
respectful life will be communicated
and they will be helped by our
counselors to take right decisions
in the direction of their growth
The training programme will
have a fine balance of class
room learning combined with
activities like role-plays,
videos, power point presentations,
sharing experiences & discussions
on different life situations.
These learning tools will make
the trainings simple and effective
for the candidates to grasp
the material being taught.
This we are doing by running
For youth who are not educated or have only primary education, PES is conducting vocational courses where they can learn the skills and then can use them to earn their liv ing. They will learn the work of plumber, electrician, welder and mason. PES will support the rural poor in building their skills and capabilities for self employment, enabling them to become self independent.
For women also, we are running many vocational courses so that they can also support the family and become self independent. These centres include beautician, stitching etc.
These courses are especially for the people who have no or primary education. By undergoing vocational training they become confident in life because they start earning money and this is what is PES’s aim-to make every individual self independent.
For people who are educated but unemployed, we will conduct computer classes. Computer is the necessity in today’s world. Everywhere whether it is government or private, the work is done on computers .With the use of internet you get connected to the world. So it is very important to know how to work on computers. By giving computer training to youth from underprivileged group, we will equip them with employment skills. So after doing this course wherever they go the possibility of getting job increases. The girls will become independent and confident because they can also earn money and support their family.
PES, is continuously working towards women empowerment.
The knowledge of English language is very important in India. Most of the organizations conduct interviews in English. Without English, it is difficult to get good jobs. PES runs communication and spoken0 English classes for the youth from underprivileged groups. We will help them in learning English language through our spoken English classes. We will also give them tips on interview skills so that they can clear the job interviews confidently.
Grooming & Personal Hygiene
For developing an individual grooming is very important. These are the areas which people generally ignore or do not pay attention. PES, through its classes on grooming will explain the importance of personal hygiene and grooming, which will help them in learning the right way of interaction in society gatherings. This motivates them a lot and will boost their self confidence. PES is determined in bringing them at the same level with urban youth.
Life Skills training
To make the youth analyze what is right behavior and what are wrong deeds, PES conducts life skills classes as well. Here we give opportunity to every individual to explore their own personality and find out the areas where they need a change, to become useful to mankind. These life skills training involve positive attitude, interpersonal relations, team building, multitasking, behavioral skills etc.
PES believes in overall development of every individual. It can be achieved by developing their both inner and outer traits. For outer traits we give training for grooming and personal hygiene and for developing inner traits we give life skills trainings.
To develop the community we organize health camps where doctor checks senior citizens and prescribe treatment. Eye camps are organized for aged people.
To motivate youth to donate blood for social cause, we have organized blood donation camps, where everyone donates blood.
This way PES aims to work for the people to make them independent and financially sound by increasing employment skills and make them socially responsible citizen.
When every child, every youth of the group of underprivileged, tribal or below poverty line develops into a good, morally upright person, our motto is achieved and this becomes our achievement.
PES approach towards development is very clear. We believe in “change” which comes with continuous practice. To achieve our aim in this direction, we have conducted “Train the Trainer – T3” programmes, where we teach all the teachers who are from villages, small cities or undeveloped towns. We regard the teachers as “Builders of the Nation”. They are the persons who interact with children on daily basis. They are the ones who can influence the young minds. So we conduct classes to teach the trainers. In these classes, we teach them the easy way to teach English language, we give the right methodology of teaching communication skills & spoken English. The good values are the seeds of goodness which we have to sow in young minds to make their tomorrow better. We discuss and clear the doubts of teachers. We discuss case studies and find solutions.
The teachers of these areas are knowledgeable but they lack modern methods of teaching. They are focused only on curriculum based teaching. PES training gives them opportunity to explore different ways to reach each and every child. Our aim is to change their perspective of teaching children. They would understand that they are there not only to teach different subjects but also to inculcate good moral values so that the children would become responsible adult in life.
PES is determined to bring a change in the society for better.
We look forward to generous
monetary contributions and financial
aid Government bodies , private
organizations & from
individuals who share our views
to strengthen our hand in the
execution of our programmes.
Charitable bodies and trusts
from foreign nations are also
welcome to contribute generously
towards achieving our goals.
We would also feel gratified
to receive help in kind.
wish to empower those citizens
who have had no access to infrastructure
facilities. For this we need
to have locations & spaces
where we can hold our classes,
vocational trainings and health
We are looking for help both
at the state and district level.
- We request the lease of those buildings which are not in use.
- We look up to the administration to provide us with plots so that we can change the barren piece of land into classrooms and clinics, breathing and vibrating with hope and life.
- We also wish to make colonies for the people with proper sanitation facilities.
Food: It would be very encouraging if we receive help in the form of food grains by the government. This we can distribute among the people in need teaching them the nutritional value of food and encouraging them to go for a balanced and healthy diet.
We are also looking forward to the “extra” food in our surroundings. People or establishments (Canteens, hotels, restaurants) who end up with extra food can contact us. We can pick food (both cooked and uncooked) from them and pass it on to the needy segment of the society.
Miscellaneous: Any help in the form of books, notebooks, stationery items, medicines, proteins and vitamins supplements, cloths and toys would be very welcome. We are committed to contributing to the improvement in the health scenario in the state and any help in this direction would both encourage and increase the pace of our work among the people. We appeal to the people (professionals as well as organizations) to help us with the above mentioned articles and participate in community development.