Pravah, India

Pravah is an NGO at the cutting edge of youth development in India. Their deep understanding of youth engagement inspires thousands of young people in India to act and contribute to impact around issues of social justice. 


Every year, Pravah clocks approximately 20,000 hours of youth volunteerism in 40 organizations across India. Through outreach, they engage as many as 15,000 school students through workshops and training conducted in schools in Delhi and Rajasthan. Pravah organizes campaigns on various issues of social change that are designed by school students, youth groups and teachers. Since 1997, Pravah’s campaigns have reached more than 150 schools and enlisted the participation of 150,000 young people.


Located in New Delhi, the national capital of India, New Delhi has a population of 25 million people. Situated in northern India, it is the largest commercial city in the north. Hindi is the most widely spoken language, with English primarily used as the formal language by business and government institutes. 

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Through the Macquarie University Professional and Community Engagement Program (PACE International), over 80 students worked with Pravah between 2009 – 2015. Applying theory from University, students contributed to a number of organisational strengthening initiatives, such as developing donor and alumni databases, reviewing policy and creating new resources.