“Be the Change you want to see”
- Mahatma Gandhi
PARAS, as the name suggests, is a transformative organization with the sole aim of uplifting and dignifying those who are at the bottom end of the social and economic hierarchy. ParasIndia a national level non-governmental organization which is currently working in four states in India, Delhi, UP, MP and Chhattisgarh. We work with the most marginalized sections of the society, primarily in the education, capacity building, women empowerment, awareness, disaster management, and health It’s our prime endeavor to bring into mainstream those who have been historically and socially sidelined. To make them an active participant of the democratic process and bring dignity to their life.We work primarily with the children, adolescents, and women of the tribal and slum dwellers. For us, the Gandhian slogan " Be the Change you want to see”, is not just a fancy statement but our core idea and driving force.
In all our endeavor and activities we are guided by:
Self-Sufficiency (Political, Economic
and Social) is the ultimate hallmark
of the equitable democratic process.
That the way towards that better life is through education and knowledge is real power.
That we all have the same rights as citizens and entitled to respect and dignity towards the pursuit of a better life.
PARAS India celebrated International Girl Child Day on this 11th of October 2019. The participants included children and teenagers, majorly girls. The event started with briefing the children about the need to celebrate girl child.
The theme for this year was “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable”. In lieu of the theme, we conducted an activity “Grow Courage” on the event. Paper chits were distributed among.....More
A chance to encounter with our Paras India coordinator gave her hope that all was not lost.She honed her skills by learning to stitch at our training centers (where we work for livelihood opportunities via skills enhancement like stitching, makeup artists, art and craft, food processing) .Currently, she owns a boutique shop in her locality in Delhi.
My life after I joined Paras India is what I could never have dreamt of. I was identified by one of the field workers in PARAS India. He convinced my parents to let me stay in a girl’s hostel at Chirgaon in Uttar Pradesh. When I first came to Paras India, I was not confident; I was hesitant to communicate with anyone.
Hello! My name is Sangeeta.
It was a very crucial period in my life as I was soon going to be in class 10th. Paras India came as a ray of hope to me and conquered upon issues of water, electricity,sanitation and education.I was taught free by PARAS India due to which I successfully passed my 10th board exams.