Project Help India provides education, health and human rights services to people in Kotdwara, Bijnor and the surrounding rural areas of northern India. Through deep-rooted and respectful community engagement, it brings a message of love, dignity and purpose to people living in urban slums and rural villages.
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT
Project Help holistically addresses the issues facing India’s poor. By offering essential early educational opportunities to children, Project Help connects with their families, so they can also assist with social and health issues, through direct intervention, counselling, education and material support. Importantly, it operates an education centre for children and teenagers with profound disability, a group tragically overlooked in Indian society – many disabled people would otherwise never leave their homes.
Project Help India is an entirely local enterprise. It’s praised by community leaders and works closely with police and politicians to deliver social services. A local board of governance oversees all programs. Project Help employs only local teachers and support staff. It also trains and encourages local university students in leadership, to make a difference in their community.
AUD$50,000 per annum
The human rights of India’s poor are severely challenged. Society struggles with an under-resourced education system, drug dependence, human trafficking and domestic violence. Project Help strives to impact lives by breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.