HISTORY OF PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION

We take the opportunity to project 'People's Participation' as a representative of the under privileged/weaker section of the society for their continuous up gradation in all spheres for last sixteen years.

All disadvantaged groups e.g. women, children,aged and others irrespective of their castes, creeds, colours, status etc. have the inherent capacity to take responsibility and make choices about their lives. In fact, they are able to articulate and access their rights and emerges leaders facilitating positive social change. People’s Participation (PP)sees itself as a facilitator enabling this change.  It believes that access to information and knowledge about the world and the changing social and economic structures contribute to the target groups having greater control over their lives.  A culture of silence prevents the disadvantaged groups from articulating their dreams and aspirations as well as to express the pains of violations they have experienced. People’s Participation hopes to create a culture of questioning that strengthens their abilities to challenge and change the structures that keep them silent. A collaborative and collective process that connects individuals and organization with each other enhances learning in a mutually beneficial way. People’s Participation aims to draw on this synergy to help reach common goals.

People’s Participation activities spread toseveral Districts in West Bengal and assistant has come from the localauthorities, eminent personnel and citizens. Committed individuals from everylifestyle have chipped in.  Since itsinception, the goal of the People’s Participation team has been to ensure thatpeople gets their rights and is living in a healthy environment. Since 2005People’sParticipation has organized thousands of people in different areas to becomehuman rights facilitators, catalyzing life style changes within theircommunities. People’s Participation has developed a unique model based onPeoples’ rights to participation and development wherein they act as agents ofchange by forming groups and spreading awareness within their localities.

As we look back on another year and reflect onachievements and obstacles, let us reiterate the key elements that make People’sParticipation unique—its replicable and strong foundation, a broad visionencompassing an inclusive geographical approach, a complete coverage, coupledwith close links and co-operation with the Government.

VISIONof ‘People’s Participation’ : 

We are committed to social justice, sustainabledevelopment and human rights. The right to communicate freely is a basic humanright and a necessity for sustainable development. Access to information isessential to informed decision-making at all levels. We are committed to thedissemination of information and promotion of sustainable development initiatives,in response to the needs of underrepresented and marginalized sectors ofsociety.

 For bridging the data gap and improvinginformation availability we are committed to develop and establish an idealmedium for the Participation and exchange of a trusted and accurate source ofquality information. Empowerment of the vulnerable section of the disadvantagedsection; to provide basic Education, Health, Training, Recreation to the downtrodden people and empowerment of women and adolescent girls of the Society. Tosecure “Food-Shelter- Livelihood” for all’ is our dream.

Mission:  Our mission is to utilize the availableresources in such a way that their uses can lead to substantial improvement inthe quality of life of the people with whom work is being done.

 Values:

The work of People’sParticipation’ is guided by the following values:

•We are pro-poor.

•We are inclusive, impartial andnon-discriminatory.

•We work in partnership with others toachieve results.

•We respect fundamental human rights andlisten to the people we work with.

•We value objectivity, integrity,professionalism and openness.

•We value transparency and accountability.

•We esteem entrepreneurship and innovation.


WHO ARE WE

In 2005, People’s Participation was founded by a group of passionate and committed people to promote natural rights and consciousness with a dream to see a sustainable and equitable Indian their lifetime. Concerned with the most pressing issues of their times, they started a Postal Course on Human Rights’ to spread knowledge on their Constitutional Rights. Awareness, campaign, social movement,networking, advocacy etc and recruitment of community volunteers were the methods to work for the cause.