Welcome to Pardada Pardadi UK, a British based charity (Registered no: 1166879), formed in May 2016. PPES UK supports and fundraises for Pardada Pardadi (PPES), which is an Indian NGO dedicated to the education and development of girls and women in rural India. PPES was formed in 2000, by Virender ‘Sam’ Singh. His vision; “To facilitate the creation of a socially and economically empowered model for rural development.” His journey has been tough, having to overcome an entrenched patriarchal culture that is widespread on the Indian sub-continent. See more about this charity and the wonderful work that is being done down below…
The PPES education model is aimed at helping girls develop into confident young women with critical thinking and analytical abilities that will help them take charge of their lives.
health and Hygiene
In 2012 PPES opened a student health centre where a fulltime school nurse is available 6 days a week. Then in 2016, they opened the Prana Health Centre to the wider community.
PPES enables women and girls to become financially secure by facilitating higher education, enhancing their skills, and providing jobs (in partnership with I Village).
Through Self Help Groups, PPES gives women the opportunity to come together and allow the financial and social advancement of themselves and their communities.
Female children in rural India are considered social and economic burdens. They face immense challenges including access to education, illiteracy, violence and gender bias. It is at the age of 11 that most girls are pressured into dropping out of school, causing these disturbing figures. Statistics show that 52% of all women in Uttar Pradesh are illiterate and that only 1 girl in every 100 will complete secondary education. PPES provides free education, job opportunities, healthcare, and livelihood enhancement for girls and women from the marginalised sections of society and enables them to break out of the cycle of poverty.
The education of women has proven to have economic and social benefits. Pardada Pardadi is dedicated to making these benefits a reality in rural India!
Girls enrolled in higher studies
Village women impacted
Admissions since 2000
PPES graduates employed in jobs