PRAYAS was registered on the 11th of November 1997 under the Trust Registration Act 1950 and the Society Act 1860. PRAYAS has permanent FCRA number, 80-G certificate and 12-a registration. organisation was founded by Bhadresh Rawal having academic background in agriculture. The founder member has worked for more than eight years in the development fields of AKRSP (I) and KRIBHCO Indo-British Rainfed Project (KRIBP) funded by ODA. He was responsible for field level management, community mobilization and later for state level coordination. Bhadresh decided to start an organisation working on various development activities; however the focus was on right based issues. The founder member was supported in their efforts by well-known developmental issues consultants like Binoybhai Acharya (Unnati), Prof. Anilbhai Bhatt (IIM), and Tushaarbhai Shah (Director, IRMA). All three also agreed to be the Board members of PRAYAS. Finally, Memorandum, Rules, and Regulations were decided on for PRAYAS and the organization was registered.
The programs managed by PRAYAS aims to promote a broad range of goals including human rights, women empowerment and self-dependency of vulnerable communities. The programs cannot be seen as independent initiatives but instead as a combined effort to achieve the goals of the organisation. Click the headlines for information about the individual programs.
Academic Support in Govt. Schools Teachers Learning & Development Child Development through Sports RTE Implementation (SDP, SMC, PRI) Adult Functional Literacy through Computer Community Based Natural Resource Management
HIV AIDS Awareness Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Personal Health and Hygiene Anemia and sickle cell anemia support Services Menstrual health management
Micro Credit to poor women for micro business, sanitation and health needs
Socio-economic Upliftment for urban poor Women
AIDS Awareness & Prevention
Nothing of what PRAYAS accomplished during the past twenty years would be possible without our network of partners, collaborators and supporters. In our journey, we have had the support of governments, corporate and international agencies. We also recognize the value of the collaboration of our funders, for believing in the organization and in what we do every day. From PRAYAS, we would like to thank everyone involved in our programs for the positive impact that our work has had on needy communities’ life.