‘Hope this letter finds you in the best of health and spirit’
We highly appreciate your generous acts and profusely thank you for remaining associated with Prayas as an ardent supporter, a volunteer/intern, and a ‘Friend of Prayas’. Prayas’ birth, as you know, was accidental in nature when it came into existence in 1988 following a devastating fire at Jahangirpuri, one of the largest resettlement slums of Delhi, destroying thousands of families who lost their homes and livelihood, the worst affected being the children. Set-up by the then Delhi Police DCP Mr. Amod K Kanth to protect, look after & rehabilitate the missing, homeless and destitute children on his call of duty, Prayas JAC Society forged a collaboration of Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi Police and Shramik Vidyapeeth, Ministry of HRD, GOI and registered in 1988-89 (S-20291/89).
Beginning with 25 traumatised children now Prayas is routinely serving about 40,000 marginalized children, youth and women and the communities with over +600 professionals, through 164 Centres & Units, addressing multiple issues and running service delivery programs relating to child protection and juvenile justice, trafficking of children and women, vocational and life skills training, empowerment of women through Self-Help Groups and Income Generation Program & promotion of entrepreneurship. Hundreds of Prayas units, programs and centres include 38 Homes/Shelters for children, women and adults, 06 Helplines (1098) for distressed children, over 52 Skilling and Livelihood Programs, besides Health & Nutrition, Disaster and Crisis Intervention Centres across the country in 10 States/UTs including Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and the Tsunami devastated Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Among other multi-faceted and specialized activities, the organization is also one of the country’s leading Vocational Training Providers (VTP) which imparts market & local economy driven training, livelihood & placements to more than 15,000 youth at any point of time through Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment (PIEE). Accredited with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), an autonomous institution under Ministry of Education, GoI and Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), national level skill development programs aimed to improve the occupational skills and technical knowledge of the non/neo-literates and persons having a rudimentary level of education up to 8th standard and other school drop-outs beyond 8th standard i.e. up to class 12th to raise their efficiency, increase productive ability and enhance their livelihood opportunities under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Govt. of India & of several Ministries and State Governments.Through Shelters/Homes (Institutional/Non-institutional): We provide these destitute & marginalized children services,like; Boarding facilities / Residential accommodation, routine Medical check-ups, prescribe medicines, and provide treatments, Nutritious food ensuring balanced diet, Primary-to-Technical Education along with Vocational Training, such as, art, craft, computer and language skills and clothes & basic amenities, amongst others.
In our endeavor to realize our vision and mission, we invite you to embark upon this solemn journey to restore lost childhood of these deprived children. To manage and run the large-scale projects of Prayas, we appeal to you to extend financial and other forms of support to serve our collective cause in providing protection, care, nutrition/food, education, healthcare, home/shelter, clothing, and recreation activities. To support ‘Prayas Child Sponsorship Program’ you may contribute as under:
Prayas is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and Tax exempted under Sections 80G and 12A of the Income Tax Act.