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Centre of Community Organisation (CCO) – Prayatna

Prayatna is our Parish CCO/ NGO with a vision to Empower women and children of the marginalized sections of the society through formal and non-formal education leading to holistic growth and development.

Prayatna has rendered 23 years of selfless service to the marginalized sections of Orlem. We have 550 students. We run Balwadis in the slums for around 200 kids.

Our coaching classes for primary students both of municipal Tamil school and private English medium schools comprise around 250.

Our Tamil night school for school drop outs gives our youth an opportunity to complete their S.S.L.C through Chennai board.

Prayatna’s back bone is its committed staff and teachers. We have around 30 members on roll and 15-20 Volunteers. Besides studies we also organize various activities, competitions and outings for our children and women. We provide daily snacks worth Rs: 15 per child as we believe that satisfying hunger is most important while imparting knowledge.

We work with the women in the areas and have SHG (Self Help Groups) and Mahila Mandals. Women come together once a month and discuss various issues that affect them.

We also support 45 grans through Help Age India Programme. We also distribute rations to 50 needy families of our parish.

We run 2 tailoring classes to empower our women. Garments and articles produced by these women are displaced and sold at regular sales organised in the Parish.


We also have child guidance clinic, marriage counselling services and Legal guidance.

You can support us by:

1.     Sponsoring a child’s Education

2.     Sponsoring Snacks

3.     Sponsoring Rations

4.     Celebrate your special occasion with our children

5.     Volunteer at our Balwadi/ Study class

Your contributions are eligible for tax benefit under sec 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Reuben Tellis
Lay Co-ordinator: Yvette D'sa

For further details kindly contact Prayatna Office

Office Timings
Morning 10 am - 1 noon
Evening 03: 30 pm - 06: 30 pm

Sunday (Employment Facilitation only)
Morn 10: 30 pm - 12: 30 pm

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Facebook - Prayatna.NGO.Mumbai

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