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True to its Hindi literal, PRAYAS , an endeavour of IIT Kanpur students, is mainly focused on providing education to the marginalized kids, at least upto the level where they too can dream big.In PRAYAS, we try to inspire the kids to dream and enable them to achieve it through education with the belief that ' simple effort can fill colours in many lives'


Prayas came into existence in the year 2001.It all started when a few students from the campus visited a school in an adjoining village, Lodhar - on the Republic Day of 2001. This first interaction with the villagers and the children not only started a never ending relationship, but also made them realize their conditions - so different from theirs. Starting from a humble beginning, with a few enthusiastic volunteers and a small group of students, it was formally adopted by Students' Gymkhana as a club, thus completing the formation of Prayas as it is.

What do we do?: --

We read, we play, we paint, and we do experiments.Quite understandably.We also provide some financial help to some really needy students. Also, there's a library to feed the interest of the students, and provide a support in their studies as well. Also, the students are taught music in some free time. We also try to instill in them moral and social values like discipline, punctuality, humane values, while creating awareness among them about the various social problems around them. The volunteers also make trips to the villages, visiting the kids' homes to understand their problems in a better way.

Recent achievements and Statistics:

1. Few students won prizes in painting and calligraphy competitions, organized among 42 nearby schools.

2. 10 students also performed as part of the National Convention of Spic Macay, in June,10.

3. Some students, from various class groups, made projects like Telescope, Periscope, and social science projects.

4. Quite a few students are class toppers in their respective schools.

5. We have a library, housing around 400 books, to nurture the reading zeal among the students.

6. We also have a computer facility, for a small group at present.

A simple effort can fill colour in many lives....

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