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PROTSAHAN INDIA FOUNDATION


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Our Story Protsahan India is a youth led organization that has traversed a path breaking journey since 2010 as a registered non-profit organization, working under two broad heads of CREATIVE EDUCATION & SKILL DEVELOPMENT. We work at the grassroot level in urban slums and on streets in India empowering marginalized children and women from lowest income backgrounds. It all started in 2010 when a 23 year old young girl quit her corporate job and started creatively educating seven little girls from slums who were being sexually/domestically abused. Gradually youngsters across the country started supporting her and Protsahan was born. Today, we have mobilized more than 12,000 young Indians living across borders for the cause that Protsahan stands for. We started with one room creative arts school in Delhi. We have touched the lives of over a thousand children directly from streets & slums who were subjected to sexual abuse and drug abuse. We have also started programs for the marginalized slum women and artisans where we train them as design micro-entrepreneurs into making quality handicrafts, sanitary napkins etc. and are in the process of starting night schools for them. We believe in dignified earning and not blind charity.

Our Supporters Our work is acknowledged by The World Bank, National Skills Development Corporation, Confederation of Indian Industries [CII], Australia-India Youth Dialog and Apeejay Surrendra Group [awarded Protsahan as one of the best 8 NGOs in the country supporting the spirit of volunteering in India, by Hon'ble Minister Shri Salman Khursheed]. PVR Nest currently carries out its Childscapes Project with Protsahan India Foundation at Vikaspuri, Delhi. Several organizations, namely, Airtel, Aircel, Larsen & Toubro, Infosys, Hindustan Times, KPMG, Accenture, Ad Astra, Mudra Communications, TCS, Panasonic etc. have had corporate fundraiser exhibitions of our products and employee engagement programs with us. We have been nominated for Samsung Social Innovation Honors 2011 and NASSCOM Social Honors 2012. We have been invited at several TEDx conferences, Delhi Technological University [TEDxDTU], Jamia Millia Islamia[TEDxJMI], Delhi University, CII Young India Summits, IIMs and IITs and have very high youth involvement in all our projects. Protsahan was the official cause of Twitter sponsored 'Twestival' in 2011.

Strategic Focus Creative Education

Skills Development Women and Children

High Youth Involvement


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Pedagogy and Projects project educare To foster much needed empathy and creative education for street children facing sexual and drug abuse and for children within government schools, Project Educare was started in 2010. With Creative Arts and focus on ICT (Information, Communication & Technology) being our prime teaching methods, we are building an entire curricula based on 'creativity in education'. We are trying to address the challenges as outlined by the ASER report 2011. This project is supported by PVR Nest [Childscapes], Tagore International School and individual donors. PROTSAHAN's Bridge Course Framework for street children is a step to further creativity in this direction. We wish to reach out to neglected government schools in the country and are looking for organizational and corporate support for this project.

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Girls Drop out from secondary school

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*Rihanna & Khusboo @ Protsahan’s slum school for girls in Uttam Nagar

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11Million Street Children in India

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Boys have never been to school

Procuring education at school is a distant dream for most of them.

2 out of 10 Children have their first baby before 18

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*Nirmala & Nirjala, Protsahan students with their mother.

Protsahan aims to skillfully train about 10,000 women in urban slums starting Delhi in the next decade, for it believes that a happy and an empowered woman can totally change the dynamics of her family and thereby add to the happiness index of her household and country. Protsahan wishes to change the existing nomenclature of slumdogs to 'slumgods', because that is where we want our women to be. We are teaching women how to make and market sanitary napkins and basic design oriented workshops on craftsmanship and weaving so that they can earn with dignity and not be compulsively forced to enter the trafficking market.


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project artisan honor

*Woman artisan from Orrisa

In order to make our organization and street schools selfsustainable and instill dignity and not blind charity amongst our skilled artisans, we craft quality handcrafted products under brand Protsahan. We work with artisans and arts across states. Protsahan products have become quite popular among many donors and can be found on the shelves of many physical and online stores. We also regularly hold exhibitions in offices of highly reputed MNCs and embassies. 50% of the revenues generated under this project are used to support languishing artisans and the remaining 50 % are used to sustain our schools. We wish to achieve sustainability through creativity & design and open chains of otherwise inaccessible market channels for artisan communities across sectors.

How you

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Protsahan *Anju & Khusboo, emerging Protsahan’s super star girls.

*Julie, Protsahan’s first student with her mother.

Volunteer Just fill up the volunteer form given on the website and we'll match your skill set and strength with our need and offer you a volunteer position at Protsahan.

Individual Donors Sponsor A Child for Rs. 500 per month at Protsahan school. Sponsor our theatre productions, musicals & educational trips for street children. All contributions made to "Protsahan India Foundation" are exempt under 12A/80G sections of Income Tax rules of IT Department, Government of India.


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Corporates start a protsahan school There are 11 million street children in India alone. Amidst the sky scrapers and 50 storey malls in India, there is a slum not far from it. Protsahan lets you reach out to street children from your own neighborhood area. Your organization can partner with Protsahan today and save another 100 children [capacity of 1 Protsahan school] from being left alone in the dark. We bring our expertise of creative education delivery at slum points.

payroll giving Where every employee contributes a basic minimum amount of money from his salary every month [starting from at Rs. 20 to any upper limit] and gets a tax exemption under 12A/80G of Income Tax act.

employee engagement initiative Encouragement Workshops like painting, computer skills, photography etc. for Protsahan women & children done by corporate employees.

fundraiser exhibitions Allow us hold an exhibition during/around festive days in your organization of Protsahan handcrafted products. This helps us raise funds to run our schools and provides for the languishing artisan families we are supporting at Protsahan. You can organize collection drives for toys, colors and clothes too. Every bit counts.

skill sharing For eg. if you are an ad agency, help us design a campaign, if you are a IT company, help us improve our systems and processes. Little contributions here, will go a long way in making us more professional as an organization and will be highly appreciated. We are young. We are passionate. You are experienced. Help us, help our country & her people.

corporate gifting Help us buy our Greeting Cards, Notebooks, Handicrafts & Calendars.

support existing protsahan initiatives Select a Protsahan project which you would like to support. We give regular updates and share our monitoring systems with our donors to keep the system 100% transparent.

donate technology We have digitalized educational curriculum and art workshops for children which require laptops. Technology can be a powerful tool to motivate children. Corporates can donate their old laptops, printers, projectors etc. for benefitting education delivery points for street children and helping us bridge the last mile in Indian education.


Protsahan has inspired and reached out to about 12,000 people from 8 different countries and numerous organizations from around the world, directly impacting 1000’s of beneficiaries at grass root level. Come, be a part of the change with us.

Contact Us “PROTSAHAN INDIA FOUNDATION” Registered Office: 347, Vasant Enclave, New Delhi - 110057 Area of Operation: Near Rajdhani School, Hastal Village, Balaji Chowk. Nearest Metro point: Uttam Nagar [East] Ph: +91-9540781011 Website: www.protsahanindiafoundation.org

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