Prayas JAC Society: Prayas Started with 25 children in 1988, today Prayas caters to the needs of 50,000 neglected, street and marginalized children, youth & women in Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andman & Nicobar islands, Haryana, Jharkhand.
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Naya Prayas

Name of ProjectNaya Prayas (1993)
StateNew Delhi (South Delhi)
Areas coveredKusumpur Pahari, Bahnwar Singh Camp, Bhatti Mines
Working withMarginalized and Working Children.


Three main problems hold back people living in the slums of South Delhi: lack of education, lack of formal training and poor health. Many young girls and many migrant children support their family at home, looking after siblings. As such they may not have access to any education. Many poor and jobless mothers in the region also have little or no training in any vocation. The cost of such training and commitments at home keep these women, and some men, keeps these people firmly stuck in the poverty trap.

A poor sense of hygene and a dirty environment means that people living in the slums are sick very often and as such are unable to maintain a consistant source of income.


Naya prayas runs has nine school (2004) providing non-formal education to children. One in ten children are sponsored onto the secondary school program.

Naya prayas also runs Vocational training for children, men and women. over 300 people (2004) avail of this opportunity and from this platform, many go on to be successful and provide support for Prayas.

Vocational Training offered includes:
  • Embroidery
  • Computers
  • Beauty Culture

Prayas has run over 20 health camps and examined thousands of children since it added the health issue to its programme. Address: MCD Building, Basti Vikas Kendra, Bhanwar, Singh Camp, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057 Telephone: 011-65481173

News & Events

  • 14Nov
    25th Foundation Day of Prayas coinciding with Children's day celebrated with 'Run for Children 2012' where 3,000 weaker section children ran for rights.
  • 15Oct
    PRAYAS’s initiative for skill development and empowerment of youth in Naxal affected areas

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