Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) Society
Prayas believe that the basic needs and rights of marginalized children are synonymous. Every child has basic needs and rights to adequate food, shelter, clothing, education, recreation, health, care & protection.
Work and Achievements
Prayas JAC Society birth was accidental in nature as it came into existence in 1988 in a disaster situation when a devastating fire broke out at Jahangirpuri, one of the largest resettlement slums of Delhi, destroying thousands of families who lost their homes and livelihood. The worst affected were the children and women who were absolutely traumatized and shaken. Its immediate efforts were to restore normalcy into their lives and rehabilitate them. Recognizing a need for reorganizing and rebuilding the lives of these children, Prayas JAC Society was set up with the collaboration of DSSW, Delhi Police and Shramik Vidyapeeth, MHRD, GOI.
Prayas is a national level humanitarian, gender sensitive and child focused development organization. Among over 50 Projects, Prayas operates 242 centres including 50 Homes/Shelters for children, 53 Vocational Training Centers, across the country in 09 States/UTs directly serving about 50,000 marginalized children, youth & women addressing multiple issues and run various programs relating to child care & protection, juvenile justice, child labour & trafficking, health, education, vocational and life-skills training, empowering women through Income-Generation Program etc. The organization is envisioned to restore the lost childhood of neglected, destitute and underprivileged children, support youth and women of the impoverished communities where it operates. For nearly 29 years, Prayas has been and continues to be involved in meaningful, development-driven initiatives that distinctly impact the quality of life of the weaker-sections of the society, in hundreds of slums/villages surrounding the NCT of Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Jharkhand and the Tsunami devastated Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds will be used for over 50 Projects, 242 centers including 50 Homes/Shelters for children, across the country in 09 States/UTs directly serving about 50,000 marginalized children.