Slum Walks in Delhi by P.E.T.E (Providing Education To Everyone) India
What We Do
We are a small NGO supporting women, children and the community of the Kathputli Colony in Delhi.
The goal of PETE is to establish a school system and teach children the basic principles of reading, writing and arithmetic. Students will be guided in the understanding that knowledge is power.
Our school provides a classroom for 40 children and supplies them with clothes, games, notebooks and education. Our school also creates jobs by employing local teachers from within the slums.
We also take care of slum children from age 2-5 years and provide their meals as both their parents have to work as laborers, cleaners and cooks in other people houses.
This school provides stitching and beauty courses through Women Empowerment classes for women who live in the slums. This provides practical skills for them to earn money and help their families live a better life.
We also create Job Opportunities for women in the community such as: henna artist for guests on slum tours and clothing manufacturing.
We also take care of slum children from age 2-5 years and provide their meals for their parents who both have to work as laborers, cleaners and cooks in other people houses.
The school also provides Computer Education classes.
Clean filtered drinking water is provided to all students and teachers in the school.
Free WiFi and coffee/tea is available to guests.
P.E.T.E Charity Shop (Made in India Initiative)
Provides a Training Centre and retail space for goods made by local women and families who have attended Stitching classes held in the school.
Other services provided within the charity
We donate used clothes and other items useful for kids and adults. We also provide financial help to buy medicine for infants and children whose parents can't afford medicine on a regular basis.
We support local artists (puppeteers, dancers, musicians, painters) by promoting their talent.
We recognize the widows in the slums with no earning household member and more than 3 kids in their family. We provide flour, spices and vegetables on a monthly basis. We are looking to expand this to help more widows, so any food donations would be appreciated.Please ask us and you can have opportunity to help their families directly by handing out food donations in person.
Slum Walks in Delhi
In India, it is very difficult to benefit from any state aid for NGOs. While waiting for that to change, we have several self-management strategies. These become part of the project, promoting the values of sustainability and respect for human rights, which are the principles under which PETE operates.
One of our strategies consists of taking a small group of people, Indian or foreign, to witness the reality of life in the colourful suburb of the New Delhi Kathputli (puppet) Colony.
The aim of the walk is not to "visit", nor make poverty a "tourist tour", but to meet people and exchange experiences with them, by having tea and chatting. A walk in the slums is much more than a walk; it is an exchange and a first step towards awareness.
Join us on a Slum Walk and Other Tours...
To join us on a Slum Walk/Tours please see our Booking Tours page.
Nirvan Commune & Mountain School
2014 TO 2017
In mountains of Uttarakhand we run successfully helping the community there but because of logistics ,water and health services and 4 months of covering in snow we choose to shift it place more accessible
we r working on starting in Rishikesh
We are aiming to open an artist and spiritual commune in Rishikesh by the end of 2019.
This will incorporate: a school for the mountain children, environmental projects and a yoga retreat with all proceeds going towards PETEs ongoing projects.
Volunteer at PETE
To volunteer with P.E.T.E India please see our About Us page.