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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Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment (PIEE)

Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment-PIEE (A body under Prayas JAC Society) has been envisaged and created with a view to functioning as an entity to develop programs aimed at building livelihood opportunities for youth and women of rural and urban communities in Delhi and outside through life skill cultivation/up-gradation and vocational training in such contemporary market driven trades that prepare the beneficiaries for jobs or small business enterprises. This Institute also covers members of Self Help Groups in Delhi and outside as its target group for its empowerment through training oriented economic activities which involve production and marketing functions as means to economic end. As such, components like vocational training, life-skill up-gradation, production, marketing, micro-credit, micro-financing, job opportunities and micro-business enterprises form the fiber of this institute.

Functions of PIEE

  • Conducting market survey to identify locations and trades prior to setting-up a training centre
  • Providing Vocational Education/Training to create opportunities for productive livelihoods and jobs
  • Launching trades for training, based on market survey
  • Cultivating and up-grading vocational skills
  • Developing Technical skills
  • Forming Self-Help Groups that derive their income from micro-enterprises, supported by micro-credit
  • Producing market driven goods/services
  • Creating marketing avenues for profit from sales
  • Ensuring opportune placements (job/small-business set-up) for the beneficiaries
  • Making the centers self-sustainable through revenue generation
  • Creating new training centers
  • Up-scaling existing centers and their programs as per contemporary market trends.

Objectives of PIEE

  • To improve the occupational skills and technical knowledge of trainees and to raise their efficiency and increase productive ability by providing training in the field of Computer, Typing, Stenography, Dress Designing, Cutting Tailoring and Embroidery, Beauty Culture, Auto-mobile repairing, Screen Printing and Book Binding, Candle Making, House Wiring etc.
  • To organize training and orientation course for key resource persons, master trainers on designing, development and implementation of skill development programmes
  • To widen the range of knowledge and understanding of social, economic and political systems in order to create critical awareness about the environment
  • Promote national goals such as secularism, national integration population control, community development, women's equality, productivity, water conservation and environment.

Operational Areas

Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment (PIEE), presently covers the slum clusters and re- settlement colonies like Jahangirpuri, Tughlakabad, Vasant Vihar, Batti Mines, Dakshin puri, Vivek Vihar, Pandav Nagar, Bhagwanpur, Narela, Hari Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Zakheera etc. for Vocational Training and Community mobilization. Instructors working with Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment are trained from NVTI/ITI or having other higher qualifications with relevant experience.

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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