What Your Gift Will Do
Your gift will support anti-trafficking and anti- child labor work and ensure children lead healthy, safe, and happy lives with access to education.
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 marginalised members of the community and help create a safer environment for all children , especially vulnerable children, and to provide support and encouragement to help improve their living and social conditions, through rights based and ethically sound education, empowerment programmes, vocational training, protection and care and financial independence initiatives in order to help them recognise their importance and value as a responsible individual within civil society.
People First based in Bodhgaya started its work in 1992 in the village of Piani, in Jharkhand India. Visiting the desperately poor village our founding members, Deepak Kumar and Nick Hansen were moved by the sight of a small child sitting on old sacking with a few school books outside the government village school waiting for a teacher who never came. A simple school was started and from that simple beginning People First was born. Now employing over 70 people (nearly all service providers) the Trust now works in Health Education, child protection and welfare, women's rights and poverty alleviation and education.
We are currently seeking a Champion of People First. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.