Our Target

PRATHAP EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (PES) extends its services to all marginalized people living below the poverty line in the geographical area of 21 Mandals spread across the three Districts namely Karim Nagar, Warangal and Rengareddy in Andhra Pradesh State irrespective of their caste, creed, culture, race, religion and linguistics.

PRATHAP EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY perceived the struggle encountered by people affected with droughts and extreme poverty in its operational area and identified to work for the development of this ignorant village population as it was not intervened by any other non-governmental organization. A survey was conducted initially in all these villages. The survey revealed the presence of a total population 12,10,372 comprising of 6,05,251 Males and 6,05,121 Females in all 275 Gram Panchayats. Among this total population 98% of the households live below poverty line. The geographical areas covered by Prathap Educational Society are as given below:

DISTRICT

MONDAL

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRAM PANCHAYATS COVERED

 

 

Karim Nagar

Huzurabad
Kamalapur
Jammikunta
Veenavanka
Elkathurthy
Shankarapatnam
Beemadevarapally
Manakondoor
Thimmapur
Jagityal
Saidapur
Chigurmamidi
Husunabad

 

 

200

 

Warangal

Ganpur
Jaffergad
Vardhannapet
Hasanparthy

 

25

 

Rengareddy

Parigi
Shamshabad
Chevella
Saroornager
Maheshweram

 

50

In general, the people in our target areas live in unsafe single room huts made out of thatched roof and walls made out of unbaked mud. It is un-conducive for living and the living condition is worse in rainy season. Frequently these houses are prone to fire accident and collapse due to severe wet. These houses do not have sanitation and latrine facilities. Defecation is done in the open ground. Access to safe drinking water is denied or the drinking water sources are far away from their houses. Waterborne diseases are a major challenge in these villages. Morbidity and mortality rate among young children and infants is increasing. The common illness affecting the lives of marginalized people is viral fever, dysentery, STD / HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and all types of viral infections. Health needs of the people are not met as hospitals are established in Mandal headquarters and District headquarters.

Extramarital and Premarital sex is a common practice among young people and married people. Multiple partner sex and risky sexual behaviour is practiced in common. The incidences of unsafe abortion are high among adolescent girls. Women often suffer due to Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Substance abuse is also a rampant problem affecting the quality of people’s life. Illicit liquors have many times wash away lives of people. Problems such as child marriage, child labour are a great threat to these communities. Schools and colleges do not educate children about their rights, sanitation, health & hygiene, sexual and reproductive health. School drop out is increasing day by day. Schools do not have a user-friendly Teaching-learning environment.

Majority of the people in the rural villages are illiterate and work as wage labourers in the unorganized sector. Their rights are violated and these people are always exposed to the clutches of exploitation of all types. In general Poor quality of life is experienced by infants, children, adolescents, youth and adults living in the target area of Prathap Educational Society. Young people lack vocational skills required for generating income and as a result they engage themselves in irrational behaviour or become law breakers.

Literacy wise these villages are backward and children never go to school. Many children go to employment and work as child labour in hazardous working environment. Most children work as domestic child labour, brick kilns, shops, hotels and are exposed to all worst forms of exploitation such as sex abuse, coercive sex, physical abuse, verbal abuse and domestic violence. These children are not motivated for school education. Schools and colleges are far away and transportation facilities connecting most of the villages are absolutely absent.

Drought is the major problem affecting the living condition of people in majority of the villages in our operational area. Many villages do not have adequate drinking water facility. Fluoride content is more in the available drinking water sources. This affects the health situation of people in our operational areas. Adequate water required for agriculture is not available. Often these areas are prone to monsoon failure. Adequate watershed necessary to store rain water is also absent. Crops raised in these areas are paddy, maize, cotton and vegetables. Farmers used chemical pesticides and manure to a larger extends to raise crops as a result the soil quality is affected. Technologically advanced cost effective methods of cultivation are not known to farmers. Prathap Educational Society creates awareness to the rural farmers on technological advancement, cost effective methods of farming, integrated farming methods, organic farming and encourages in natural resources management and to raise crops on a bio-friendly manner.