The mission of Prayas JAC is to empower women who are the most essential pillars of social transformation. The aspirations of our organisation to empower women is reflected in the following activities:
- Skill development and vocational training
- Weekly Clinics & Monthly Health Camps
- Formation and strengthening of SHGs
- Non-Formal Education (for women & children)
- Nutrition Demonstration programmes
- Samajik Suvidha Kendra (Information-cum-facilitation Desk)
- Legal Counselling
Several training programmes have been conducted for the strengthening of the SHG beneficiaries and they have also been taken to the exposure trips to give them an insight of the income-generating activities. The beneficiaries have also been supported through the exhibitions and displays being organised by Prayas or other organisations.
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. Joining 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.
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).