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.
What we do

Prayas Participation

Member in Various Government Bodies And Task Force of Ministries

  • Member, Central Advisory Body for monitoring and evaluation of implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2000 Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MSJ&E), Government of India (GoI)
  • Member, Central Monitoring Committee, National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW), MWCD, GOI
  • Member of Core Working Group of the Planning Commission, Central Advisory Body of the MSJ&E
  • Member of Drafting Committee for Policies on Urban Homeless and Delhi Master Plan
  • Member of Govt.’s Committee of Street Vendors, Ministry of Urban Development, GoI
  • Member of Policy Group of the Central Advisory Body on Counter-Trafficking, Ministry of HRD, GoI
  • Member of Advisory Committee, Legal Assistance Forum on Furthering Justice Delivery for Children in India
  • Member of Steering Committee on Social Welfare and other Special Groups, Planning Commission Constituted for XI Five-Year Plan
  • Member of the Central Advisory Board (CAB) on Child Labour, Ministry of Labour & Employment, GOI
  • Member of the Review Committee on Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000 amended in 2006
  • Member Advisory Committee on Beggars under Mumbai Prevention of Begging Act, 1959
  • Grant-in-Aid Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), GOI
  • Member in Committees relating to Right to Education (RTE), Child Labour, Child Beggars, Homeless & Shelters, etc. in Govt. of NCT Delhi and other states Govt.
  • Member of Scientific Research & Ethical Review Committee, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre
  • Member of BOM (Board of Management) New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)
  • Member, Core Group of the Credibility Alliance: an All India Body
  • Member, Joint Committee of the Voluntary Sector’s Accountability, Government of NCT, Delhi
  • Member, NGO Forum for Street and Working Children
  • Member of Voluntary Action Network of India (VANI)
  • Partner of Universal Elementary Education of Department of Elementary Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Partner Childline – Delhi, a partnership project of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India(GOI)
  • Partner of Global Education For All program, facilitated by UNESCO
  • Part of Core Group of the Integrated Scheme for Child Protection of Ministry of Women and Child Development , GOI
  • Institutional partner of National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCER&T), National Labour Institute (NLI) and National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)
  • Recognized as international best practice for counter-trafficking program and livelihood solutions for the victims of human trafficking in India by the US State Department and the US First Lady appreciated its model of livelihood and education during her visit to Prayas in March 2006

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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