Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES) is a non-profit, non-governmental, voluntary organisation working in Anupshahr, one of the most block in the Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. Anupshahr is the native land where Sam was born and brought up. It is his internal calling to uplift his childhood community that led to the creation of PPES and drawn him back to his ancestral land from US, leaving a successful corporate career.
Since its inception, PPES has been working with the vision toward improving the lives of girls and women in villages of Anupshahr, district Bulandshahr, which is one of the backward districts in Uttar Pradesh, India. PPES aims to empower girls and women from the poorest sections of society by focusing on improving their quality of life. Over last 18 years, Pardada Pardadi School has supported the complete education of more than 3000 rural girls.
The organisation works with a holistic perspective towards rural development through social and economic empowerment of girls and women. We provide free education for girls and job opportunities for women, thereby creating a new generation of self-reliant and educated women who are capable of breaking the cycle of poverty in the region.
With continuous focused intervention towards various programmes, PPES has been able to create a transitional shift within the lives of girls and women living in the backward villages of Anupshahr where even a decade back families would not have allow their daughters to move out of their homes due to high crime rates. The villagers would further withhold their daughters from enrolling into school and look for prospective match to get them married at an early age.
Now, girls living in even the worst socially and economically effected households in the villages of Anupshahr glees with dreams in their eyes and the spirit of confidence in their Soul to create an identity for themselves and take responsibility of their own lives besides fighting with destiny in their day-to-day life.
Today, PPES has 1400 students from 110 villages and a changing community, one initially resisting girl’s education to shifting towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. Additionally, we reach 5000 village women through our self-help group program about 80 women are employed in our production Centre, and all the girls and women along with their families are trained in healthy living practices and are provided check-ups and treatment at the primary healthcare centre on the school campus.