Prayas JAC Society: Prayas Started with 25 children in 1988, today Prayas caters to the needs of 50,000 neglected, street and marginalized children, youth & women in Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andman & Nicobar islands, Haryana, Jharkhand.
Prayas Project > Andaman and Nicobar

Projects in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Name:-Bal Center (Aviva- Prayas initative)
State:-Andaman & Nicobar
Areas covered:-Port Blair and little Andaman
Working with:-Tsunami affected children
Major issues:-
since Andaman & Nicobar Islands all together a different ball game due to its unique geographic location in Indian Ocean. Unfortunately it has been worst affected in tsunami. Tsunami has left children enormously traumatized and in shattered condition. Many of them were left orphan with no life support.

Objective:-
To help children to overcome trauma by counseling. And eventually strengthen the mental health. Apart from counseling Prayas is also working upon core issue of education. Since Prayas is a core member of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) initiative it is also providing alternative education and encouraging them to achieve a bright literate future. Moreover it has set up childcare centers where marginalized children are provided with nutritious mid day meal.

The Project:-
Due to the insufficiency of the policies in tackling cases affecting children, Prayas being one of national level voluntary organization took an initiative along with Aviva to set up a childcare center where distorted, displaced and bereaved children could be provided with counseling to overcome the trauma of catastrophe. Moreover these childcare centers also provide alternative education and mid day meal to entrench the right to literacy and to reconstruct a joyful healthy physical as well as mental environment


News & Events

  • 14Nov
    25th Foundation Day of Prayas coinciding with Children's day celebrated with 'Run for Children 2012' where 3,000 weaker section children ran for rights.
  • 15Oct
    PRAYAS’s initiative for skill development and empowerment of youth in Naxal affected areas

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