Introduction and Background of the Organisation:
People’s Action for People in Need [PAPN] is a non-profit rural based Voluntary Organization. It was established in the year 1982 by a group of young professionals from different walks of life. PAPN is the outcome of the idea to undertake and organise rural development, education, awareness and organisational programmes for socio-economic upliftment of the marginalised, deprived and oppressed sections of the rural and hilly communities leading to their empowerment. PAPN with initial financial support from Social Work and Research Centre [SWRC] Tilonia, Rajasthan, now known as the Barefoot College, started the interventions at the grass root level by adopting the Sangrah and Shillai Development Blocks of Sirmour District – one of the least developed, inaccessible and remote areas of the State – for working with the local communities. Currently PAPN is engaged in Livelihood Project for the marginalised communities in Trans-Giri region of Sirmour since 2006 with support from Action Aid India, running the Child Help Line in Sirmour since March, 2013 in collaboration with the Childline Foundation of India and ensuring the Child Rights Project with support from CRY-Child Rights and You from October, 2011. PAPN is presently working in Sirmour and Solan Districts of Himachal Pradesh and Panchkula of Haryana.
The vision of PAPN is a society based on equality and social justice without any sort of discrimination, oppression, and injustice.
The mission of PAPN is the socio-economic development/empowerment of women and the marginalised sections of the rural communities, including the Dalits and tribals.