Prayas wants to direct its efforts towards meaningful and sustainable improvements instead of temporary relief. We aim to enable and empower people to improve their lives and conditions. Therefore projects and activities supported by Prayas are focused on planned human and social development instead of random charity. Prayas is a Hindi word, derived from Sanskrit, meaning endeavor. The name of our organization represents the spirit behind its formation, purpose and activities. We wish to make an effort and contribution towards improving the level and spread of education and information in Indian society.