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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.

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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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Strengthening of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs):


The organization has taken up strengthening the Local Self Governance (LSG) as a strategy to empower the excluded communities in 50 Gram Panchayats of Deoria and Kushinagar districts.

The thrust of the issue remains on facilitating the meetings of the standing committees of the Panchayats, open meetings of panchayats and ensuring participation of the focus community therein. A massive campaign was conducted during Panchayat election 2010 to motivate the voters and also to motivate the capable representatives of the focus community to contest the election. The campaign culminated in victory of 506 members of the focus community to different posts of the panchayat. The post election scenario saw felicitation of the elected representatives and their orientation on the roles and responsibilities. As a result of the consistent dialogue with the panchayat leaders and committees, we can see regular open meetings in the focus area with an active participation of the excluded community. Members of the focus community now prepare and present their micro plans in the open meetings of the Panchayats and ensure the follow-up through regular meetings with the PRIs and government officials. Standing committees like VHSCs, Education Committee and Development and Planning Committee now meet regularly and take important decisions like monitoring of service providers, monitoring of mid day meal etc.

The model is being replicated in other cluster of the focus area. The trends like open meetings of the Panchayats, regular meetings of the standing committees, formulation of village development plans etc. are gradually surfacing in all the focus GPs of the organization.

Social audits, development of micro plans, mobilization of Panchayat resources for the benefit of village community, capacity building of the Panchayat representatives and networking with government departments etc. are some of the steps in the direction of streamlining of the Panchayat bodies.

 

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