Parivartan Sandesh strongly believes that women should have equal socio-economic, cultural and political opportunities as men. With this ideology in mind, a successful attempt was made to achieve a 50:50 ratio for both genders at all our formal schools. While doing research, it was discovered that gender discrimination was rampant in Chhindwada, a district of Madhaya Pradesh. Not only were the women in the region uneducated and unemployed, but were also given no say in the decision making processes that included them and their family.
To combat this increasingly alarming issue, PS partnered with the Le Soleil Energy Pvt. Ltd. & Le Soleil Green Energy in 2007 to start a comprehensive programme on Self Help Groups. The programme began with five villages and three groups consisting of 48 members. Through sheer diligence and determination, the project has now expanded to cover more than 100 groups with a total of 5,183 women in all villages of the Parsia Block.
Parivartan Sandesh’s educational initiatives include the following:
- Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going]
- Remedial Education [6-14 yrs school going]
- Bridge Course [14-18 yrs drop-outs]
- Computer Education.
We work with underprivileged children under difficult circumstances such as child labour, poverty, affected with HIV/AIDS, street and slum dwellers, runaway and disaster-struck children etc.