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.
Thematic Issues

Economic Empowerment through Vocational Skills Education, Self-Help Group, Micro-Credit and Income-Generation Programme (IGP)

The beneficiaries and the target population under the programmes mainly constitute the deprived children, youth and women of the society. Since, economic empowerment forms the prerequisite to attain social justice and development Prayas embarked on creating avenues of self- sustaining opportunities for the adolescent children, unemployed youths and the economically deprived women of the community. Prayas a member of working group on social Deviants and Caring the Other Disadvantaged To achieve the objective of economic up gradation though creation of livelihood opportunities Prayas has joined hands with Jan Shikshan Sansthan, a programme of Ministry of HRD and providing vocational skills opportunities for marginalized youth. Jooining in this endeavor is Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment (PIEE) a subsidiary of prays. These two bodies are promoting adoption of income generation of activities by the marginalized women of the community through creation of Self- Help Groups.

Prayas Institute for Economic Empowerment (PIEE)
Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS)
Self Help Groups (SHGs)

Besides the above the organization is collaborating with number of other agencies for the economic sustainability young girl as survivors of trafficking and child labour. The Economic Rehabilitation of Trafficking Victims (ERTV) is one such programme where Sanchay Prayas, outlets for diary products and items prepared by the Self – Help Group are sold. These outlets being independently managed by the trafficked survivors rescued by Prayas has become a model for business entrepreneurship wherein the profit is shared equally amongst them.(Link: ERTV programme).

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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