Prayas Society

Partner From
03/31/2016 - On Going
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Supported by: Wipro Cares


PRAYAS means an ‘endeavor’ and was founded on the recognition that something must be ‘done’. PRAYAS started its fight for human dignity in 1996 to change the desolate conditions and social stigmas that disabled and underprivileged children face. PRAYAS helps marginalized child to create their own independent identity and restores their self-confidence. PRAYAS works in the field of disability, integrated education, and facilitation of inclusive education through its schools and other projects. The approach to child intervention, education, and vocational training is holistic and the parents, families, and community are all included in this journey.

After over two decades of working with children and the families and communities they hail from, Prayas has now taken the initiative of not only bringing children to school but also preparing regular teachers from Prayas and the government primary schools to become empowered enough to manage children with special needs studying in their integrated classrooms. This is indeed an uphill task and requires continued improvisation given the circumstances and challenges. 

The approach

PRAYAS believes in education for all. Education, especially for the girl child is the best way to empower, equalize, and bring about social and economic progress. PRAYAS focuses on providing basic education to underprivileged and special needs children and mainstreaming them by connecting them to classrooms and education.  

Location of work

Prayas reaches out to disadvantaged children from 50 urban slums in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. At present, apart from other programs, we are running a special and integrated school in Jaipur.

Project updates

  • Continue to Provide Education to 170-175 Children (Regular children and children with special needs) in the integrated school, ensuring access to quality education and rehabilitative support. 
  • Continue to provide home based special education and physiotherapy in the communities as well as build awareness/sensitivity.
  • Continue to facilitate inclusive education in 12 Government schools and build capacities of 72 government school teachers.