Mahatma Gandhi once stated that the position of women in society is an index of its civilization. “Train a man and you train an individual, train a woman and build a nation”.
The SHGs (Self Help Groups) are the major source of inspiration and self-reliance for women’s welfare. In an attempt to uplift the women, we are working towards making a significant number of Self Help Groups self-reliant by providing them with the required training, skilling, capacity building and a sustained marketplace. Thereby ensuring a sustainable livelihood from the women and making them self-reliant and financially independent.
Close to 100 women have been providing training in sectors such as handicrafts, handloom and bamboo.
In order to take care of other required interventions such as credit, design, raw material, packaging, marketing linkages too are being worked upon.
While the State of Himachal Pradesh has one of the best literacy rates in the country, however, the landscape is changing and currently, the number of enrollments at primary level has reduced significantly. In addition to this, the quality of education has deteriorated which is contributing towards lower enrollment rate and large-scale migration.
In view of the same, we are working towards making the schools in Himachal Pradesh adeqt by ensuring the required infrastructure, facilities and training modules are made available to the students.
In particular, the focus is being laid on ensuring that the enrollment and retention amongst girls remain high as it often seen due to various reasons dropouts amongst girls are significantly high.
As a part of ‘Act to Transform – School transformation programme’, efforts are being made to create an environment in schools that is student-friendly and thereby put a check on the rate of dropouts. Facilities such as hygiene and sanitation have been given greater impectus to ensure that the enrollment rate amongst girls inceases.
Paryas Society is an NGO registered in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, which was started by ex- servicemen, school teachers and local residents of District Hamirpur.
The society has 80G certificate, exempting the tax liability of the donor. It’s operating actively in 6 districts of Himachal Pradesh, namely Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur, Mandi, Kangra and Solan.
Address: Ward No. 8, House No.175, Dev Pal Chowk, Hamirpur (HP), 177001