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Jan Shikshan Sansthan or Institute of People's Education is a polyvalent Adult Education Programme aimed at improving the Vocational Skills and quality of the life of its beneficiaries. In the year 2000, the Ministry of HRD had sanctioned Jan Shikshan Sansthan formerly known as Shramik Vidya Peeth to various NGOs in the country.

HomeMain activities of JSS Prayas Since 2000, Jan Shikshan Sansthan Prayas has been working with the socio-economically marginalized and educationally backward population in various parts of Delhi, for their empowerment and economic rehabilitation. Its main activities and achievements are-

Vocational Training

Imparting vocational training and skill development based on market surveys is the main activity of JSSP. So far, it has conducted training in approximately 30 trades at around 17 centres in Delhi. Till date, around 10,000 students have availed the facilities of JSSP and are gainfully employed.

Adult Literacy and Life Skills Training

JSSP has been accredited by the NIOS for the Open Basic Education Programme. JSSP has collaborated with the CII to conduct non-formal classes in two clusters of Delhi, namely Bhagwanpur and Peeragarhi, under a project called Basti Shishka Yojna, to eradicate illiteracy from the communities, to motivate the children to continue their studies and to check the dropout rate. Furthermore, in order to ensure the holistic development of the youth JSSP has collaborated with GE Youth Reach for the Life Skills Programme.

SHGs and Women's Empowerment

No country can progress without the empowerment of its women folk. It is estimated that women account for half of the world population and 2/3 of the world's poorest people. Realising this, JSSP has promoted around 140 Self-Help Groups comprising around 2000 women in different parts of Delhi. The size of SHGs varies from 10 to 20.


With a mission to provide job opportunities to its beneficiaries and other residents of slums and resettlement colonies, JSSP established a placement cell in 2002. The placement unit has been in touch with various agencies and organizations and corporates to provide job opportunities to the beneficiaries. HSBC, HPCL, GE, Amul, Batra Hospital, Hotel Taj Mansingh, Hotel Ambassador Rotary blood bank , Vardhman Group, Trident Switchgears, P.R.Packaging P.Ltd, Texvisions are the main collaborators. Till date around 3500 beneficiaries have been placed.

Advocacy and Awareness

Awareness programmes on social issues, health and education, are among the most important activities of JSS Prayas. In this process, awareness camps and street plays were organized on related issues like HIV AIDS awareness, sanitation, environment management, drug de-ddiction, population, etc. in the target areas. Various government and non- government. agencies have collaborated for these programmes.