Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES) improves the lives of girls in rural India.
It uplifts and empowers girls from the poorest sections of society by providing free education and vocational training, and thus creates a new generation of self-reliant and educated girls who will break the cycle of poverty in the region.
PPES is based in the village of Anupshahar, which is in the Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Bulandshahar is infamous for its poverty, crime, and child marriages; it is one of the least educated and literate sections of India.
Female children here are considered an economic and social burden. Forgotten and uneducated, they are forever dependent upon their husbands or male family members for their livelihood. This leads to a cycle of repression, abuse, and neglect that can only be broken with the self-reliance and enlightenment that education brings.
Currently over 1200 girls attend school at PPES. Our ultimate objective is to educate and provide jobs to at least one daughter of each of the 50,000 impoverished families of Anupshahar. PPES has earned many awards for its work including being named National India NGO of the Year 2010.