PPES was founded by Virendra (Sam) Singh, retired President and Managing Director of DuPont South Asia. Sam grew up in Anupshahar and moved to the US to pursue a successful corporate career. The internal calling to uplift his childhood community brought him back to his native village.

Founded in the year 2000, PPES has been working for holistic rural development through social and economic empowerment of women and girls in Western Uttar Pradesh. PPES provides free education, job opportunities, healthcare, and livelihood enhancement for girls and women from the marginalized sections of society and enables them to break out of the cycle of poverty.

Vision

To facilitate the creation of a socially & economically empowered model for rural development.

Mission

Rural Development through education, employment, and empowerment of rural girls and women

STATUS OF RURAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN INDIA

INDIA

About 3 million girls are out of school in India.

Estimates show that for every 100 girls in Rural India, only 1 reaches Class 12.

UP

51.3% of girls enrolled in school in rural U.P. drop out before completing class 8.

Most girls in rural U.P. drop out of school due to lack of toilets, to get married or to work in fields.

Up to 72% girls in rural U.P. get married or engaged before the age of 15.

BULANDSHAHAR

Sex ratio in Bulandshahar is 896 vs 940 in India.

Female literacy rate is 55.57% in Bulandshahar vs 65.46% in India.

Only 63.3% students between classes 3 to 5 could read a standard level 1 text.

Merely 47.1% could do subtraction.

POSITIVE CHANGE BROUGHT ABOUT BY EDUCATION

EDUCATED GIRLS ARE MORE LIKELY TO

TO CREATE A GENDER JUST SOCIETY.