Pravah was seeded in 1993, with the intent to create safe spaces for adolescents and youth to form their own opinions, worldview, bring about change within themselves and the society around them. Our education system is geared towards providing youth with skills to have a secure career and future however it does not prepare them adequately with skills to navigate life. We realise that to invest in nurturing lifelong learners it is critical to equip one with these skills in their adolescence or young adulthood. Pravah views youth through the youth centric development lens which focuses on building their leadership potential. Young people are viewed through various lenses in our society. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds to build their agency and enable them to act, such that they become self-aware, deeply empathetic, socially responsible leaders.
Pravah has reached out to 7 Lakh adolescents and youth, strengthened over 1000 youth engaging and youth led organisations across India and impacted 1 Million lives. Our national presence is through long term, quality partnerships with youth led organisations across India. Over the years we have reached out to in-school and out of school adolescents, youth in colleges, young social entrepreneurs, educators, youth facilitators and youth development organizations to create a nurturing ecosystem for youth centric development.
To co-create a sustainable national ecosystem that nurtures empowering spaces with and for young people, by investing in partnerships, capacity building of people and organizations; and engaging with multiple stakeholders in the adolescent and youth space with a focus on youth- centric development issues.
For us at Pravah, it is about the ‘flow’. As a youth organisation the’ flow of change’ is constantly within and around us. Whether it’s about volunteering with us, partnering for programmes or seeking a career at Pravah, you will experience a people centric organisation invested in learning and growth, which is core to our culture. We like to believe that you can take the person out of Pravah, but not Pravah out of the person. Choose how you would like to engage with us.
We are grateful to all our partners who have over the years supported us to build an interdependent and collaborative community. We invite you to support us as we continue to reach out and expand this diverse and inclusive community. All donations are exempted U/S 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.