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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The shelter home located at Jahangirpuri, for neglected, street and working children was launched in January 1999, as a pilot project of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. At Jahangirpuri, approximately 3 lakhs people live in slum clusters adjacent to Asia's largest vegetable and fruit market (Azadpur). It has the largest concentration of street, working and destitute children. The construction cost for the home was borne by the Planning Commission.

The Home addresses the problem of neglected street and working children. Prayas has undertaken number of initiatives such as non-institutional care, under the new Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 and has successfully implemented an integrated programme for the rehabilitation of neglected children with the support of the Ministry Social Justice & Empowerment.

Services provided At the Prayas Children's' Home

  • Education- Alternative and Remedial
  • Clothing
  • Library
  • Vocational Training
  • Health Services
  • Training and Workshop

Other Activities

A friendly cricket tournament called JEETENGE HUM was held at Nirankari ground for street and working children in which children from different NGOs from all over Delhi, participated.

Around 15 children, along with 2 staff members, went to Nainital for a summer trip through the Aurobindo Ashram.

30 children participated in a drawing competition at the India Habitat Centre, organized on environmental issues. Children presented a cultural programme at the SWAVLAMBAN MELA at Dilli Haat,. Around 20 children participated in the International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. 30 Children participated in the Nagraj -On-the-spot Painting Competition, held at the National Stadium.

15 Children went to attend a Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in February.

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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