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Milestones & Events (1988-2020)

1988 - Launching of Prayas at Jahangirpuri on November 14

1989 - Prayas registered as a voluntary organization under the Societies Registration Act

1990 - Prayas celebrated 1st annual day at FICCI Auditorium

  • Chief Minister, Sh. Madan Lal Khurana, extended his unqualified personal support in establishing Prayas Children’s Home for Boys, Jahangirpuri to provide holistic services to the children in need of care and protection

1991 - Launching of Naya Prayas project on November 14

1992 - Prayas celebrated Annual Day at Kamani Auditorium

1993 - Prayas recognized as a distinguished voluntary organization and given the highest state honor by the Government of Delhi

  • Prayas Health Service was established in 1993 to help domestic child workers and migrant children in West Delhi (Kirti Nagar) with support from Sh. Madan Lal Khurana Chief Minister Delhi

  • Naya Prayas project was started in 1993 to help domestic child workers and migrant children

1994 -Launching of Anupam Prayas project on 14 November 1994. Prayas honored with the Rotary award for outstanding contribution towards the rehabilitation of street and working children in Kathputli colony, near Shadipur depot in West Delhi.  

1995 -

  • Prayas played an active role in the planning for children in the Planning Commission core group and issues related to street children

  • Edited & Published book, Neglected Child: Changing Perspective, Prayas and UNICEF, New Delhi in 1995

  • Canadian Prime Minister visited Naya Prayas, Bhanwar Singh Camp in 1995

1996 -

  • Prayas received offer from the Government of Delhi for running Juvenile Home at Delhi Gate on October 11

  • Prayas nominated to the Advisory Board of the National Commission on Women

  • Prayas co-opted a member in the Steering Committee on Child Prostitution, The National Human Rights Commission

1997 -

  • The project ‘Centre for Neglected Children and for Juvenile Justice-IND069’ was started with the contract signed between the Royal Norwegian Embassy (NORAD) and Prayas on March 21,1997

  • Complete transfer of Juvenile Home to Prayas on 7th July 1997 and the organization recognized as certified

1998 -

  • CHILDLINE started in Delhi on 2nd October 1998 in Prayas, Jahangirpuri. Delhi CHILDLINE divided into five zones. Prayas is responsible for running this project in north Delhi (North, North-West, & Outer District of Delhi)

  • Launching of Bhatti Mines project on November 15. Our first venture in community initiated projects.

  • Launching of Astha Prayas project in East Delhi on November 20

  • Prayas received Sulabh Habitat award

  • Rotary International award conferred on Prayas

  • Prayas recognized as one of the five nodal organizations in the country to start Childline service for street and working children

  • Prayas co-opted as member of the National Task Force on youth for HIV/AIDS under the UN-NACO programme

1999 -

  • Established Institute for Juvenile Justice on 7th January 1999 and Supported by NORAD

  • The Children’s Home was inaugurated in January 1999 at Jahangirpuri which caters to the needs of 300 children in the age group of 6-18 years on a regular basis through the provision of shelter, food, non-formal education, recreation, counselling, health care and vocational training..  also runs three other projects namely, Community- based Intervention project for slum children, Childline project and the National Open School Project

  • Astha Prayas was launched in November 1999, as an initiative by the local community and the spirited citizens of Jwala Nagar in East Delhi

  • The project at Bhatti mines, launched in November 1999, also emerged from a community initiative and is considered to be a unique project.

  • Prayas organized national consultation on Juvenile Homes on July 29-30

  • UNESCO recognized Prayas as Nodal Agency

2000 -

  • Inauguration of the Institute of Juvenile Justice, the apex unit of Prayas, by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Norway, Mr. Knut Vollebaek and the Union Minister of HRD, Govt. of India, Mr. Murli Manohar Joshi in 09th January, 2000

  • Prayas recognized as a Study Centre by National Open School

  • Prayas influences policy changes in some of the core areas as given below:

  • Prayas puts forward recommendations in the tenth five year plan for Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances

  • Re-enactment and implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000

  • An action-based study project on the issue of homelessness, destitution and marginalization in Delhi, supported & conducted by Action Aid India in June 2000

  • Major policy and programme implementation through the City Level Task Force for Street Children set up by the Ministry of Welfare, Government of Delhi

  • Working on an Alternative Education System

  • National Policy and Charter for Children

  • Prayas has been actively involved in the formulation of the National Commission for Children with the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

  • Rape Crisis Intervention Centre (RCIC) set up in June 2000 through Prayas in nine districts of Delhi in collaboration with the Delhi Commission for Women and Delhi Police. It caters to the social and rehabilitative needs of girls in the age group of 6-18 years who are victims of acute forms of violence including rape

  • Prayas organized a National Consultation in July 2000 on trafficking of women and children to assess the impact of the National Level Action Plan on Trafficking prepared by the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

  • In 2000, Ministry of HRD selected Prayas for running a Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Delhi. Jan Shikshan Sansthan Prayas, was launched on 12th August 2000 and started functioning simultaneously with its Head Office at Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC), Jahangirpuri, North Delhi and a branch office at Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice at Tughlakabad, South Delhi

  • Prayas instrumental in the drafting of the new Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, which is much more than a social legislation. It serves as a `blueprint of Child Welfare and Development in India’

  • Prayas becomes the key member of the City Level Task Force, for the rehabilitation of street children constituted by the Ministry of Social Welfare

  • Prayas actively involved in the formulation of the National Commission for Children with the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

      Prayas becomes actively involved in the formulation of the Draft National Policy and Charter for Children prepared by the Department of Women and Child Development

  • Prayas gets accredited by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India to run the National Open School (NOS) for street and working children

  • Prayas becomes Deputy Convener of the NGO Forum for Street and Working Children, with a membership of twenty leading NGOs of Delhi

  • In February 2000, Prayas organized a pre-budget Interface of the leading NGOs, funding agencies and bureaucrats with NGOs, in which the then Finance Minister of the country, Mr. Yashwant Sinha and Secretaries of various ministries including the Ministry of Human Resource Development participated. In this interface, issues pertaining to children and their share in the national budget education were discussed.

  • In the budget that was presented to the Parliament, an actual increase in the budget on primary education was made, although the overall budget on education remained unchanged. Similar pre-budget discussions were organized by Prayas with Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Leader of Opposition and Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindhiya, Member of Parliament which were attended by MPs. MLAs and experts in 2001 and 2002.

  • Krishan Bihari Vajpayee Library Project – Prayas Vachnalaya - The Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, instituted library for children of Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice (PIJJ) library at the Prayas Tughlakabad in memory of his late father Shri Krishan Bihari Vajpayee. He contributed proceeds from the sale of his book, compilation of his poem.

2001 -

  • In response to the needs of the killer earthquake, specifically to the needs of the children, Prayas launched, “Prayas Sneh Samudaya Project” in Gujarat, on March 7, 2001

  • Study on Juvenile Justice System and Rights of Children in India. Operational areas Delhi and Bihar supported & funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian High Commission in Oct. 2001

  • An Introspective Workshop on ‘Rape Crisis Intervention Centres (RCIC)’ jointly organised by Delhi Police and Prayas in August 2001, to review the functioning of RCIC in the past one-year

  • Prayas Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) completed one year of working closely with the disadvantaged groups by providing vocational training and skill development programs and Non-Formal Education (NFE). The Union Minister of HRD, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, released the annual report of Prayas “Prayas Reflections 2000-01 as well as the annual report of JSS entitled “SAMBHAV” on the occasion.

  • Prayas NIOS programme assessed from the fact that hundred and sixty children were enrolled in the NIOS during the year 2001-02.

  • Inaugurated a bakery unit by the Union Minister of HRD, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi and set up with the assistance of Rotary Club of Delhi, South End. Dr. Joshi lauded the efforts of Prayas and called it as a model for other NGOs

  • Mr. Amod K. Kanth was a part of the Indian delegations, headed by the Prime Minister of India Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr. Murli Manohar Joshi, to the UN special session on children held on 19-21, September 2001 in New York. It was a great honor for Prayas that its work at the national level and its contributions in the National and International forum have been recognized

  • Prayas celebrated the Girl Child Week (17th–22nd Sept), ‘PRERNA’ – Chhuna Hain Aasman’ Prayas organized a Consultation on the Role of NGOs in the Implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children), Act, 2000, on 22nd December 2001 to stress on the need of spreading awareness about the new Act among the civil society.

  • Kalashrishti Prayas children perform in UNIFEM’s Media Festival at Kolkata “Voices against Violence”. Kalasrishti Prayas is a media advocacy group comprising more than 1000 children from various Prayas shelter homes and communities. It provides a platform for street and working children to express their ideas through street plays, songs and dances.

  • A Consultation Meet on Juvenile Justice Act 2000 organized by Prayas. Mr. S. N. Jatiya, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment also released a film “Uday” made by Prayas which highlights some of the features of the Act.

  • Prayas and CASP join hands together for Child Rights by launching a Sponsorship Project for 1000 street and working children

2002 -

  • South Yorkshire Police officers mingle with Prayas children in INDIA 2002

  • Mother’s Pride, a chain of state of the art pre-nursery schools joins hands with Prayas to work for the underprivileged children

  • Book Release of “Kis Chidiya Ka Naam Hai Bachpan” written by Dr. Ravindra Rajhans . He has dedicated the book to Prayas

  • Savera, an association working for the upliftment of the underprivileged society joins hands with Prayas by supporting the Bhatti Mines Project of Prayas

  • Prayas and UNIFEM organized “UDAAN”- a week-long festival to generate awareness against trafficking of children and their sexual exploitation from 15th June to 19th June, 2002 at Delhi Haat and it culminated on 20th June, 2002, in a gala evening at FICCI Auditorium

  • Prayas, WOREC (Nepal), ABC (Nepal) and UNIFEM organized a two-day consultation “NGO Partnership in Rescue and Rehabilitation of the persons affected by Human Trafficking in South Asia” from 24th- 25th July, 2002 . The consultation drew participants from NGOs from India, Bangladesh and Nepal. It aimed to address the growing concern on rescue and rehabilitation issues at the national and international level and find workable solutions

  • Prayas organized a workshop “Developing the strategies for improving the health status of street children in India” on 29, August, 2002

  • Prayas submits a Draft Media Policy for Children in India to The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, to enable the Ministry to evolve a media policy for children

  • Prayas and NIPCCD jointly organized a week –long Rashtriya Bal Sanskar Sangam of children from all parts of India, from 9th – 14th Nov,2002, in an endeavor to focus attention of the society on the children living in difficult circumstances

  • Prayas organizes a workshop “An Introspective Discussion on the Role of Crisis Intervention Centres In Prevention of Rape” on 29 November 2002, to evaluate and formulate new strategies to improve the functioning of CICs for the prevention of crime against women

  • Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh mber 2002, Prayas further extended its intervention in the state of Bihar by setting becomes the President of Prayas on 28th Dec, 2002

  • On the 8th of Dec. set up a home, “Prayas Shishu Niketan” for children in need of care and protection, in partnership with Mira Memorial Trust at Motihari, Bihar

  • Prayas was the Convenor of the working group on Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances, constituted for the formulation of strategies pertaining to such children in the Tenth Five-Year Plan 2002-2007.

  • Started with the initial assistance of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, the project has also been funded by the Krishna Bihari Vajpayee Trust, Directorate of Education, Government of India and NORAD.

2003 -

  • Mr. Kapil Dev, “The Haryana Hurricane” becomes the Grand Ambassador of Prayas Children

  • Prayas organized a seminar “Juvenile Justice & Right to Education” in Darbhanga, Bihar on 13th August, 2003

  • Discussion on the ‘Voluntary Sector and Social Development’ led by Lord (Professor) Bhikhu Parekh was held on 11 January 2003

  • 2002-03- Five Juvenile Justice projects set-up in the districts of Samastipur, Nalanda, East Champaran (Motihari), Darbhanga & Bagaha of Bihar, Guwahati & Jorhat in Assam

  • Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPUs) created in nine districts & Railway Police in Delhi & the five districts of Bihar. Being expanded in Gujarat, UP & other States

  • Workshop on Law Enforcement and Children – as Offenders, Victims and Witnesses on March 24-29, 2003 in New Delhi

  • Bihar Voluntary Coordinating Agency (BVCA), the only statutory body (Supreme Court orders) for promotion & regulation of adoptions under JJ Act 2000 / HAMA, being run in the states of Bihar & Jharkhand. The Bihar Voluntary Coordinating Agency is a project of Prayas alongwith a leading NGO based in Bihar. The project is being supported through funds from TDH, Germany

  • Mr. Amod Kanth interaction at the highest level at the U.S Department of State and Justice, resulted the participation of Prayas in consultation organized by the then Secretary Mr. Colin Luther Powell on September 23-26, 2003 in association with the NGO, ‘War against Trafficking Alliance’. He presented paper on ‘Path-Breaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking’, Washington, D.C., attended by nearly 150 delegates, including Ambassadors & Hon’ble Ministers and also some heads of the Government.

  • NGO Bazaar  “ Ujale Ki Oor” at Dilli Haat in April 2003 and Swavlambi Mela, 15 Aug to 15 Sept, 2003. 

2004 -

  • Children Hope Prayas launched in 1st January 2004

  • Prayas was started a Railway Platform Children-Rescue and Restoration Project in July, 2004

  • Prayas with the support of Railway Children, U.K., for the first time, initiated its activities for Railway Children in the year 2004. Initially it started with its work at Samastipur railway station, Bihar and New Delhi Railway Station, Delhi.

  • Prayas Constitution was adopted on the 15th day of June 2004 by Prayas International United Kingdom (UK) Registration No. 1105664

  • The Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU), created under the new law, shall be exclusively to deal with ‘juveniles in conflict with law’ and ‘children in need of care and protection’.

  • In the midst of these developments, ‘Prayas Home for Girls’, situated at Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062, the then Deputy Secretary of United States Mr. Richard Lee Armitage was visited on July 14, 2004 and for cordial interaction with the children of Prayas.

  • Direct intervention by Prayas in protecting the rights of the children of Andamans, protecting them from trafficking and other forms of exploitation and starting of the process of rehabilitation of children adversely affected by Tsunami.

  • Launched & formally inaugurated Robin Raina Foundation – Prayas Partnership Project in Bawana on 16th Sept. 2004.

  • Miss Universe 2004 Ms. Jennifer Hawkins mingle with Prayas Children and she was visited on 7th December 2004.

  • The programme titled “From Darkness to Light” was celebrated at Children’s Park, India Gate, on 20th April, 2004. It incorporated Painting Competitions and Cultural Presentation by the children.

  • Prayas, a national level non – governmental organization working extensively for the care, protection and rehabilitation of neglected street and working children in Delhi, Bihar and Gujarat came out with elaborate plans, with the esteemed support of UNESCO, to celebrate the ‘Education For All Week’ from 19th -25th April 2004

  •  ‘Room to Read’ education program for community children launched in 2004.

2005 -

  • Dweep Prayas was established at Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • CHILDLINE is a 24-hour free emergency telephone helpline (toll free no. 1098) which was formally launched by Smt. Meira Kumar, Union Minister for MoSJ&E on 7th January 2005 in Port Blair, A&N Islands. Prayas in collaboration with Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment GOI started “Tsunami emergency Childline” for children in need of care and protection.

  • Prayas Shelter Home was established at Motihari

  • The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has approved a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project for the Primary Healthcare Services in 15 Districts and handed over Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Wakro to Prayas in 2005

  • Recommendations to the Commission for Protection of Child Rights and request for Appearance in the Parliamentary Committee on 27 June 2005

  • Prayas has been given the unique opportunity to organize Basant Saras Mela by the Govt. of Bihar in the year 2005. We had attempted to garner the best results out of this huge integrated efforts made jointly by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, DoRD, Govt. of Bihar and the Prayas family. Basant Saras Mela essentially being rural, it epitomizes the village in India that represents

  • The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2005, released by the US Department of State recognizes the then DGP Arunachal Pradesh Mr. Amod Kanth, founder Secretary Prayas, as a model of public service to the vulnerable children of India and Prayas as one of the world’s best practices.

  • The year 2004 and 2005 was very fruitful and significant for Prayas as Prayas intervention in preventing trafficking of women and children was well recognized in report released by the ‘US Department of State’ titled, ‘Trafficking in Person Report 2005’ and he was acknowledged as ‘Global Hero’ and Prayas for its best practices in the fight against Human Trafficking.

  • Hon’ble Jigmee K. N. Wangchuck, Prince of Bhutan, was the Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebration at Prayas Observation Home for Boys at Delhi Gate on 26th January 2005.

  • Prayas Reach India Project–Prayas as a Capacity Building Organization (July 2005) - Prayas has been an active partner in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and it has also been associated with the Universalisation of Elementary Education program of the government. Keeping the goal of SSA in mind Prayas’ under its Reach programme is working with six child-centered NGOs located in the southern district catering to areas

2006 -

  • Indus Child Labour project was started

  • Prayas is a founding member of the Delhi Child Labour Rehabilitation-cum-Welfare Society of the National Child Labour program, INDUS project (extended National Child Labour project) which has the mandate to eliminate child labour in cooperation with NGOs.

  • Campus buzzed with activities as the First Lady of America, Mrs. Laura Bush accompanied by Mrs. Jeannie Mulford, wife of the American Ambassador along with a group of senior officials from the US Embassy visited Prayas Institute of Juvenile in New Delhi on Thursday, the 2nd March 2006

  • HRH Princess Elizabeth Karadjordjevic, Serbia visited Prayas IJJ on 21 February 2006

  • HRH Princess Jetsun Pema, Bhutan visited Prayas on 8th February 2006

2007 -

  • Prayas International chapter ‘Children Inc. USA’ (Reg. No. 04-3545152)

  • Prayas Samastipur project was started

  • Prayas professional development centre initiated

  • Bawana project was initiated & started

  • Prayas has been given again an opportunity to organize Basant Saras Mela by the Govt. of Bihar in the year 2007.

  • Study on Child Abuse: India 2007 – supported by MWCD, GOI

  • Ms. Kristin Halvorsen, Hon’ble Minister for Finance and Children & Women, Government of Norway and her delegation visited Prayas on 29 March 2007. She acknowledged the efforts of Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice in protecting the rights of the children and combating child labour as a partner of the Norwegian Embassy for Development Cooperation (NORAD) for nearly a decade.  

  • Prayas' Response to Union Budget 2007-08

  • Prayas-RPF Mitr Yojana  Mission: Protecting Railway Children: Proceedings of the sharing of Prayas work with the RPF held at Brar Square, New Delhi on 31st August 2007 and meeting was conducted by Mr. M.K. Sinha, the then Director General, RPF to share the experiences of cooperative collaborative working between Prayas and the RPF. RPF-Prayas Mitra Yojana aims to strengthen contact and information network between RPF and such Railway passengers/public who have been helped by RPF at some point of time.

  • At New Delhi & Samatipur Railway Stations, Prayas collaborates with the Railway authority, Railway Women Welfare Org. (WWO), RPF, Railway Children (UK), Saga Charitable Trust (UK) & Sathi  

  • Prayas Intervida project commenced at Bawana resettlement colony since June 2007

2008 -

  • Prayas relief and rehabilitation centre established at Kattaiyan, Supaul, Bihar

  • Celebration of 20 years of Prayas

  • Prayas International chapter ‘Children Inc. USA’ (Reg. No. 04-3545152)

  • 23 February 2008: British Police Symphony performs for Prayas at STAR Garden, Mehrauli

  • Amity University & Prayas introduce a Certificate Course in Child Protection & Juvenile Justice from 10th March 2008

  • 13 March 2008 : Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes - State Level Consultative Meeting on Child labour: from Promises to Practices held at Prayas

  • Railway Prayas Project was started with an objective to help all those innocent children who are found at Railway Platforms with no guardian and are vulnerable to trafficking, abuse, beggary or any other anti-social activity. We as members of this project from PRAYAS feel very proud in saying that we are able to help many children through this since we started this effort with the help of Saga Charitable Trust in September, 2008.

2009 -

  • Registration of Sanchay Prayas Swavlamban Sansthan (SPSS) is this day incorporated under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (No.1 of 1956) on 18th Feb 2009.

  • On 26th Feb. 2009 letter no. 6-4/2008-AE-3, the Ministry of HRD GOI has approved the ‘Jan Shikshan Sansthan’ project for Prayas Samastipur. Prayas entered in to the agreement on 02nd March 2009 and launched our activities from 04th March 2009.

  • Prayas has been given third opportunity to organize Basant Saras Mela by the Govt. of Bihar in the year 2009.

  • Bihar State Health Society to transfer Additional Primary Health Center (APHC), Karjain, on October, 2009

  • Mr. Jai Prakash Gaur, CMD, Jai Prakash & Associates visited Prayas : He was very glad to meet the children and visited Prayas on 13 March 2009

2010 -

  • Railway Prayas making this a regular feature, once again organised Bal Sabhas with children at New Delhi Railway Station on 8th  May, 2010 and at Old Delhi Railway Station on 21st  May, 2010 where apprx. 40 children were made to engage in meaningful discussions related to their families, future, problems at railway platforms and fear related to going to various shelter homes. The booths of Prayas at {New Delhi Railway Station}, {Old Delhi Railway Station}, {Nizzamuddin Railway Station}, Lahori Gate/Nabi Karim Centre}

  • Several correspondences addressed to Prayas by the then General Manager Northern Railways, Mr. Shri Prakash and Director General, R.P.F., Mr. M. K. Sinha, about the partnership Prayas and Railway Protection Force can have regarding the same and the initiatives like R.P.F. Mitra Yojna, Child Assistance booths, drop-in centres etc.

  • Prayas partnered with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in achieving the goals of Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE) through the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, aimed of sending every child in school to receive elementary education by 2010 and strengthening the social fabric of democracy by providing equal opportunities to all.

2011 -

  • Launched Women’s Helpline Project in Samastipur & Motihari

  • Launched Drop-in-centre at Patna for the rehabilitation of recued children

  • Prayas have accepted the offer given by Delhi Urban Slum Improvement Board (DUSIB) for running and managing 9 Night Shelters for Homeless and street children during 2011-2012.

  • Cross-border Anti Trafficking project at Indo-Nepal (Raxaul-Birganj)

2012 -

  • Celebration of 25 years of Prayas

  • Prayas joint hand with TPDDL and launched 11 VT centres for community population on 21st August 2012 in Delhi

2013 -

  • Prayas - RSLDC -1 project MOU was signed on 27th day of August, 2013 and initially, the project was started in five districts of the state, namely, Baran, Neemrana, Sikar, Dholpur and Bharatpur.

  • TPDDL-Prayas Project - This MoU was made on January, 2013.

2014 -

  • Launched Prayas Jeevika Livelihood Linked Placement program at Samastipur, Motihari & Bettiah

  • International Conference on Combating Human Trafficking at Delhi in Feb 2014

  • Prayas - RSLDC -3 project MOU was signed on 17th July 20134 and initially, the project was started in three districts of the state, namely, Jaipur, Ajmer and Sikar.

2015 -

  • CHILDLINE started in Poothkurd, Delhi on 1st Sept 2015. Prayas is responsible for running this project in north Delhi (Outer District of Delhi)

  • CHILDLINE started in New Delhi Railway Station (NDRS) Poothkurd, Delhi on 1st Sept 2015. Prayas is responsible for running this project in north Delhi (Outer District of Delhi)

  • CHILDLINE started in Samastipur, Bihar on 1st Sept 2015. Prayas is responsible for running this project

  • CHILDLINE sanctioned and started in Raxual on 1st Sept 2015.

  • Trained SSB personnel for the issue on Human Trafficking at Gorakhpur, Uttrakhand, Motihari, Bathahana (Purnea HQ), Guwahati

  • Hon’ble Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations and Hon’ble Richard Verma, U.S. Ambassador to India, visited Prayas IJJ and interact with survivors of Human Trafficking on 21st Nov. 2015

2016 -

  • From 1 April 2016, the Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre has taken over the Children’s Home Purnea from the District Nodal officer of Social Welfare Department, BASA, ADCP, Purnea.

2017 -

  • Children’s Home Samastipur with the support of Social Welfare Department, Govt of Bihar

  • Tata Power Microgrid Plant inaugurated on 24th January 2017 at Tayabpur & Bhalolpur

  • Tata Power Microgrid Plant inauguration program to be decided for Bhalolpur centre

  • Residential Special learning centre for child labour at Gaya, Patna & Jamaui has been sanctioned by the Labour Dept. Bihar

2018 -

  • Children’s Home – Gaya, Patna & Jumai with the support of Social Welfare Department, Govt of Bihar

  • Prayas JAC Society signed MoU with RWCCO in presence of Chairman Railway Board, Mr. Ashwani Lohani and his wife Ms. Arunima Lohani, President (RWCCO) for setting-up short stay shelter home/child help-desk for children in contact with the railways at six (06) stations, namely, Delhi, Jaipur, Samastipur, Danapur, Guwahati and Ahmedabad on 7th Sept 2018.

  • Prayas-RWCCO Short Stay Shelter Home for children in contact with the Railways, Delhi was inaugurated at Lahori gate near Parcel Station, New Delhi Railway Station on 3rd Oct. 2018 by Ms. Arunima Lohani, President RWCCO in presence of Chairman and senior officials of Railway Board.

 2019 -

  • Smart Classes inaugurated for Children – Delhi, Motihari, Teok, Ranchi & Jaipur with the support of AIATSC (Air India)

  • Capt. Ashvini Sharma, CEO AITSL (Air Transport Services Limited), T3 Delhi Airport, visited the Prayas Shelter Home for Girls on 8th May 2019.

  • On January 24, a new Solar Microgrid plant project of Prayas was inaugurated by DM, Vaishali, Bihar and its was established in Tayabpur village to provide electricity to inhabitants of nearby villages, the project was successfully collaborated with five Agencies Tata Trust, Prayas, Tata power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (TPDDL), General Electric (GE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT).

  • Prayas signed a contract for new projects with BSES Power Limited on Jan 2019, as part of this project, two new initiatives were started for the community- a Women’s Literacy Centre (WLC) and Project Jyothi in JJ Clusters.

  • MOU signed between Prayas and NFRWWO on 3rd April 2019 at Guwahati

  • MOU signed between Prayas and TPDDL for VTC, Abha Ambassador, CWLC, EWL & LED Projects for the FY - 2019-2020.

  • Prayas Project with Jumo World is on "Financial Inclusion for Domestic Workers and Marginalized Population of Society" on 9th April 2019

  • GM, Mr. Anurag Kapoor, Schneider Electrical India visited at Jahangirpuri to develop a partnership with Prayas on Electrical Trade on 27th Apr 2019

  • The Danapur Railway Short Stay Shelter home was inaugurated by the DRM, Danapur in the gracious presence of the General Secretary, Prayas and other members of RPF, GRP, Ground staff of Railway on 18th Sept. 2019

2020 -

  • Prayas Isolation Centres started at Geeta Colony, Tughlakabad, Jahangirpuri, Kirti Nagar & Chota Bazaar, Delhi for children, women and youth