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:-Livelihood Project
State:-Andaman & Nicobar
Areas covered:-Port Blair and little Andaman
Working with:-Tsunami affected youth and women
Major issues:-
Due to tsunami thousands of people lost their livelihood in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, leaving their survival in sheer doom. The main challenge lies at rebuilding the life, restoring confidence & rehabilitating those most affected. The people were left with no employment and were neither proficient in any vocational skill.

To identify the needy women and youth affected by tsunami and provide them with resources to form Self Help Groups. Moreover, Prayas focuses on encouraging intensive vocational training to make people self-sufficient economically.

The Project:-
Prayas along with ILO and Times Foundation took the initiative to start a Livelihood project. The project aims at imparting vocational training of cutting and tailoring, pickle making, soft toys making, photo frame making and leave mat making in different areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The Self Help Groups were formed so as to empower women, linking their skills with modern marketing approaches and thereby adding to their family income. So far there are thirty-eight SHG's have been formed; 26 at various places in little Andaman and twelve in Port Blair.

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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