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

Prayas Railway Children

StateAndaman & Nicobar

Areas covered Little Andaman

Working with Children affected by the tsunami


Major issues
It is has been found out that needs of the affected cpeople, particularly women & children are different from that of tribal communities. The existing rehabilitation services lack targeted approach to address special issues of child protection, gender
disparity, relocation, re-habitation & livelihood of the displaced people. In December 2004 the Indian Ocean Tsunami struck the Andoman & Nicobar Islands, destroying entire villages and killing thousands. Many children lost their families and homes. Coastal communities were left without schools, health centres and water.

To create a new type of child-friendly juvenile justice home with an attempt to help and rehabilitate the young offenders

The Project
Prayas operates this project in collaboration with the Railway Children and the Dream Catchers Foundation. Child Care Centres have been set up to cater for children who were worst affected by the Tsunami. Kids are offered counselling to help them to overcome the devastating impact of the disaster. In addition, they are provided with alternative education and nutrition to help restore them to physical and mental health.

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

Chapter of Prayas