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PGSS was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation for "Innovation in Programming" by IGSSS during the partners meeting held at Guwahati Read More
PGSS won First Prize at National Level competition for the best Annual Report, organized by Caritas India in Bangalore Read More
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) was celebrated on 02nd December 2017 in Gorakhpur. 2792 Children/Persons with Disabilities joined for the celebration. Read More
International Women's Day- 2017 was celebration in all the Community Centres of PGSS in all Seven Districts of Gorakhpur- Basti Divisions Read More
State Award for PGSS: State Government of U.P. awarded PGSS for creating ‘barrier-free environment' Read More
Fr Varghese(Director of PGSS) received the State Award on 03/12/17 from Hon’ble Chief Minister of UP 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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Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR):

Gorakhpur region is vulnerable in terms of natural and human-made disasters. Frequent onslaught of the floods, innumerable deaths caused by Encephalitis, cyclone and summer fire are some of the disasters that hit and mar the area. The worst suffer is the rural community. Shouldering the responsibility of minimizing vulnerability of the rural community, PGSS took up the task of community managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) in 20 villages of Brahmapur and Khorabar blocks of Gorakhpur district. The task of enabling the community to reduce the risk of disaster includes:

  • preparation of village level community disaster plan,
  • awareness building through different mediums (wall writing, hand bills, puppet shows, street plays ),
  • participatory learning appraisal (PLA),
  • formation and capacity building of task forces,
  • mock drills on rescue and relief works,
  • raising the level of hand pumps,
  • raising the plinth level of houses,
  • promotion of contingency fund,
  • protection of fodder and fuel,
  • plantation,
  • promotion of grain banks etc.
The community has learnt to assess its vulnerability in view of frequent floods. It now prepares its actions plans and takes steps to minimize the vulnerability caused by disasters. At present we can see vulnerable families ready with family security kits, protecting important documents, practicing early crops and preparing rafts and life jackets, boats with locally available resources.

Children and PwDs are the worst affected lot during and after the floods. This aspect was noticed by PGSS during its CMRDRR related interventions. That is why, It has a plan to take up child centric CMDRR and disability centric CMDRR in other parts of the focus area.

 

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