Our two-fold protection mechanism looks after children and their needs in theory and practice. On-field our work on pre and post childcare rehabilitative measures ensures children everywhere receive the care and protection they deserve. Our initiatives serve children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection.
Our 252 projects/centres/units and 38 Shelters/Homes specially look after the physical growth and holistic development of children. Our focus on infant physical and mental health is also highlighted by our Nutritional Resource Centres.
We provide immediate assistance to children in distress, by running emergency helpline number- Childline Centres at 6 Railway Stations. This focuses on in transit emergency requirements and needs of children. Our Child Help Desks at the Railway stations act as physical points of contact for these children.
In the field of education, our Vocational and Life Skills Program and Vocational Training Programs established at 10 States/UTs having 56 institutes focusing on alternate forms of education and promoting Nai Talim. These programs are accredited with National Institute of Open Schooling, 05 Jan Shikshan Sansthans. Our projects are also actively associated with the Government of India. Programs such as Skill India Initiative by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) projects under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, programs with Ministry of Rural Development to impart training and education in vulnerables areas like Bihar and Jharkhand under the Swarn Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana and have successfully provided placement to over 20,000 from marginalized and vulnerable areas.
Our Institute of Juvenile Justice team works on policy and advocacy related matters. Children found victim of trafficking, child labor, bonded labor and those who have experienced any form of abuse the legal team provides the protection needed to children whilst interacting with the law. Our on field experience and interactions also create a base for all our research and development work. This has also created a channel of experts in the field of child rights and protection. These experts actively engage in training and orienting law enforcement personnels, to best see the impact on field.Our Projects
Our status as a nationally recognized and functioning organisation is backed by registration under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. Our registration number is S-20291 dated August 29, 1989. Our Permanent Account Number card number is AATP0449E. Further, our Jan Shikshan Sansthan Prayas is registered under India Societies Act, 1860, with registration number 37213 of 2000.
To facilitate funding, Prayas has also been registered under Section 60 (l) of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976. Our FCRA registration number is 231650681, which is valid from 2016 onwards to 31/10/2021. Further, all our statements are available here.
Under section 2(ii) of the Juvenile Justice Act, Prayas is recognized as a ‘Fit Institution’ vide notification number F6 (13) DSW/DDCW/96-97 of the Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of NCR, Delhi.
Our centres and shelter homes, observation homes, are compliant with disaster management guidelines, and the Prevention, Prevention, and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace under the Act of 2013.
Prayas JAC believes in the holistic development of children. From childhood to adolescence Prayas JAC caters to all children, including children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law. Our aim is to ensure that not only their basic needs of are met with, but they also get an environment to flourish.