Vatsalyagram - Rudraprayag
Param Shakti Peeth was one of the many humanitarian organizations that responded to the Uttarakhand tragedy of June-2013, however, is among the very few ones who are still working in the disaster-affected region.
And from the very beginning, PSP’s intent was (and still remains) to provide long-term and permanent rebuilding & rehabilitation support at the ground level and we have never faltered from that goal.
As part of the long-term plan, PSP has already set-up two relief centres (Shelter Homes) in the region in leased accommodation thereby giving the local resident their livelihood who lost it due to no pilgrimage after disaster.
Post the 1st phase of responding with immediate relief, as part of phase 2 (Rehab.) & 3 (Development), we are:
- Taking complete care of almost 250 children from the two (2) Vatsalya Care Centres (providing Shelter, Food & Nutrition, Healthcare, Education, & Overall Wellbeing);
- Imparting skills and empowering around 500 women & young girls through the eleven (11) Vocational Training Centres established by us across 11 different affected villages;
- Rendering need-based services and undertaking works & activities both at the individual level and community level to restore normalcy in the day-to-day lives of the target population.
As envisioned, we have set up four (4) new Vocational Training Centres taking the total tally to eleven (11). The total number of women & young girls who benefit from these 11 Centres is over 500. From our two (2) Project Offices, one office manages 7 while the other manages the remaining 4 of these Centres, while also undertaking the community mobilization part.
Our works & activities for the children at Uttarakhand have found the appreciation of the local communities and others who know of our works. This appreciation found a unique form an expression when 2 children, who were found breaking stones on the road by some BSF (Border Security Force) personnel, were brought to the Fata Shelter Home (Vatsalya Centre-2) by the BSF Commandant. The Vatsalya family at this centre now has 2 more siblings.