‘PECSS’ – Priyanshi Educational, Cultural & Social Society, came into existence in the year 2002 with its underlying objective to reach up to the poorest of the poor person of the Society standing last in the queue to facilitate accessibility of standard basic needs of human being.
The founding members of PECSS, while framing its objectives, have deliberately not bounded it within the limitation to work only for any specific section of Society, Area and/or Issue, but left it free to work for all needy sections of Society and to address issues as may come up from time to time without any bondage of limitation. Because while working within the limitations of specific sections/areas one binds itself within such given limits restricting it from intervening for other needy ones howsoever one may wish to do so. This situation was not acceptable to our Founding Members and hence PECSS was left free to intervene for any needy section of Society as per its specific requirement. Accordingly, on the one hand PECSS works for Tribal Youths and on the other, also for Youths of Dalit community as well as for the Leprosy affected persons.
Keeping such limitless objectives in view, PECSS for the last 14 years of its existence has devoted and committed its efforts on the wide and varied range of issues, such as, i) Welfare and development of youths of Tribal, Dalit, Leprosy affected and Weavers community; ii) Working amongst the High Risk Group of IDUs (Injecting Drug Users) for prevention and care against the HIV/AIDS; iii) Developing awareness amongst the Tribal women for the usage and marketing of Sanitary Napkins; iv) Re-enrolment of School dropout adolescents and youths so that are able to complete their education; v) Providing employment based skilled trainings to youths to generate self-employment opportunities amongst them so that migration of youths may be minimized and they are able to earn their livelihood on sustainable basis; and vi) Actively involved in various IEC activities, including Universalizing Education; Developing Awareness on Science & Technology; Sensitizing community on Gender Equality; as well as for protection and promotion of Environment.
However, the main objective of PECSS remains to empower the youths of economically weaker families with their capacity building through Education, Skill Development and Vocational trainings in such a manner so that they are able to join themselves in the mainstream of Society as self-dependent micro-entrepreneurs and also to act as Peer Educators for similarly empowering the other youths.
Reaching up to deprived and needy sections of society and making positive efforts for their socio-economic empowerment and qualitative improvement in their standards of living, together with their mainstreaming into our Society.
With the underlying objective and mission to devote and dedicate our efforts in the service of under-privileged and deprived, the primary motive of our Organization is: “Improvement in the overall quality of life, covering education, livelihood and health as well as self-sustained empowerment of the backward community and families living below the poverty line – reaching up to poorest of the poor, through intensive capacity building interventions, income generation and health activities with special focus on women, tribal areas and socio-economically deprived sections of society.”
Aims and Objectives
For achieving our said mission to fulfill our vision, we move forward with following objectives:
- 1. Skilled and employable vocational training to unemployed youths of poor Scheduled tribes/Castes, particularly the most backward and deprived ones.
- 2. Promoting education– formal, informal and adult education, particularly employment oriented education in the society and re-linking school dropout youths with education as well as with commercial education.
- 3. To improve upon health and socio-economic status of people and strive for their overall improvement in quality of life, particularly youth, women and children.
- 4. Promoting democracy through education and empowerment.
- 5. Promote preventive measures against HIV AIDS amongst injecting drug users, MSM and other vulnerable sections of society.
- 6. Bridging education to school dropouts, never enrolled and children involved in begging and /or some labour work and suitably enroll them in respective classes of educational institutes.
- Rejuvenate traditional hand-weaving and handicraft with modern techniques, training and required infrastructure;
- 7. Capacity building and empowerment of women and children for their health, rights and self-dependence, as well as sensitization campaign against gender based violence and infanticide.
- 8. Formation and training of women SHGs with marketing and financial linkages for generating income and opportunities to save.
- 9. Awareness campaigns for protection of environment, heath, hygiene and sanitation.
- 10. Empowering youths with innovative scientific and commercial techniques and organizing various Science Exhibition displaying latest innovations
- 11. Rejuvenate traditional hand-weaving and handicraft with modern techniques, training and required infrastructure.
- 12. Generating social awareness for the protection and promotion of traditional Indian culture. Advocating equality of rights for every citizen and elimination of caste-based hatred, religion-based violence, blind faiths and other social evils.
Our executive body
Dr. Shalini Saxena
Writer, Educationist, and renowned expert of women issues and women empowerment
|Mr. Sanjeev Yadav
(Member) An Entrepreneur, team leader,
Dr. Atulya Sourabh
MBBS, Director of Vardan Hospital Bhopal and Chairman of Rajendra Medico trust.
|Dr. Divyata Jain,
(Member) Renowned singer and artist,
Special Educator (V.I.)
Mrs. Neelam Pradhan
Educationist, Principal of Holly convent school, Bhopal
|Ms. Sangeeta Chouhan
(Member) Counselor – working for women education
in tribal areas
Dr. Sangeeta Gundecha
Renowned classical singer, Professor of Sanskrit language in Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal
|Smt. Shabana Haider Kazmi
(Member) Handicraft expert- working with 65 women
SHGs engaged in Lakhnavi chicken art
Mr. Rakesh Shrivastava
Trainer- life skills, capacity building,
youth empowerment & Entrepreneurship development
|Smt. Rukma Bai
(Member) A Farmer, women SHG leader
|Smt. Sufia Ahmed Siddiqui
(Member) Educationist, Assistant Lecturer,
Campion school, Bhopal
Advisory Board Members
|Mr. Satish K. Mehra
ICWA, Retired from a Diplomatic Mission
| Mr. Santosh Sharma
State Treasure, Loktrantra Sanrakshak Sangh
Dr. V.K. Bhatnagar
Former Joint Director, Directorate of handloom and handicrafts
|Dr. A.K. Dubey
Historian, Head of History department, Bhopal University
Mr. S.K. Tiwari
Under Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Government
Ms. Budhri Tati
Director, Maa Shankani Devi Ashram, Gidam Chhattisgarh