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PGSS was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation for "Innovation in Programming" by IGSSS during the partners meeting held at Guwahati in 2016 Read More
PGSS won First Prize at National Level competition for the best Annual Report, organized by Caritas India in Bangalore Read More
District level WASH Forum Meeting in Kushinagar was held on 21 August 2016. Read More
Visit of Manos Unidas delegates from Spain scheduled from 03/10/2016 to PGSS Read More
Training on Result Based Management (RBM) was held at PGSS with the support of ASK New Delhi for all the Project Staff Read More
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was celebrated on 3rd December 2015 in Gorakhpur. 1755 Children with Disabilities and Persons with Disabilities joined for the celebration. Read More
International Women's Day- 2016 was celebration in all the Community Centres of PGSS in all Seven Districts of Gorakhpur- Basti Divisions Read More
Visit of CBM Delgates from New Zealand from 03-08th October, 2016 on Disability Inclusive Organic Farming Activities Read More
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We visualize a society based on justice, gender equity and fullness of life for all.

Mission:

Empowerment of the Marginalized People of the society, especially the Dalits, Women and Children through a process of awareness, organization and collective actions for raising their socio-political, educational, economic, health status and promotion of safe environment

Strategy:

A process of animation among women and men to become aware, form and organize into groups and federations and to take actions for integrated, participatory and sustainable development

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Child Rights:

Children form one of the most significant focus groups of PGSS. The issue got attention with the advent of CHILDLINE in the year 2005. Prior to the advent of CHILDLINE, PGSS worked for the children through the issues like non-formal education, playful education and integration of the never been to school and school drop-outs in mainstream of education.

But with the advent of CHILDLINE, organization’s approach towards children changed and went on to include children’s survival, protection, participation and development as important ingredients of children’s issues.

CHILDLINE: CHILDLINE is a twenty-four hours’ emergency helpline/ toll free number-1098 and outreach services for the children in need and distress. It is a joint venture of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, G/oI and CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) Mumbai. Since 2005, CHILDLINE is consistently striving to reach out to the children in distress and need. Being situated on the Indo-Nepal border, Gorakhpur is very vulnerable in terms of trafficking particularly child trafficking. Open houses with children in slums, outreach activities at railway stations, bus stands, sensitization meetings with railway coolies, taxi drivers, workshops with police, media, educational institutions etc. are some activities accomplished as a long term strategy to control child trafficking in and around Gorakhpur. 24 hours’ emergency helpline and the call centre are dedicated to take care of the immediate needs of the children in needs. There are various cases reported at the call centre that range from emotional guidance to rescue, medical aid, repatriation, sponsorship etc. The year 2011 witnessed establishment of CHILDLINE sub-centre at Nichlaul, Maharajganj to take care of child rights and related issues in and around Maharajganj.

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) of Children with Disability (CwDs): SLF supported CBR program is a reflection of the organization’s concern for the persons with disability (PwDs). The program includes educational aid, medical aid, vocational aid, access to entitlements like pension from government, railway concession etc. Udaan, a brand developed by PGSS to observe the World Disability Day every year. On this occasion, it is wonderful to see the participating in different competitions like dance, song, race and performing them through different cultural items. At the end, receiving the prizes from the platform of Udaan is a memorable experience for all participant-CwDs. This is a humble effort of the organization to integrate the CwDs in the mainstream of society.

Fight against Encephalitis: Brain fever or the Encephalitis kills innumerous lives every year in the region. Majority of these unfortunates ones are children. The organization prepares the community through preventive approach like fogging, immunization, use of mosquito nets, use of boiled water etc. to keep the disease away.

Hope, the ability centre: Hope, the ability centre at Maharajganj is a unique venture of SLF-Varanasi and PGSS, Gorakhpur. It takes care of both physical and social aspects of disability. The social aspects are aimed at bringing about an attitudinal change in the society, in the families of CwDs and in the CwDs themselves. The social aspect is taken care of with the help of ‘community based approach’.

Anti-Child Trafficking: With a support from agencies like CRS, the organization has been fighting to minimize child trafficking across Indo-Nepal border. The activities include outreach at railway station, bus stands, open houses in slums and sensitization activities rallies, wall writings and street plays.

Child Protection Policy: The child protection policy came into being as a reflection of organization’s concern for children’s protection. The policy clearly outlines the mandate for the protection of children as human beings.

 

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