A just society based on equal opportunities and human rights.
To facilitate the process of empowering the marginalized communities, to lead a life with dignity and self-respect.
The P.R.I.D.E India (Planning Rural-Urban Development through Education) is a non-governmental organization, registered in 1982, under Societies Registration Act, 1860. The core foundation of the organization is based on a holistic approach to bring about a sustainable change in the marginalized communities living in rural and urban poverty by helping them lead lives filled with dignity and self-respect. Since inception, the organization has been working towards promoting holistic development of the communities by adopting an integrated approach with the emphasis on early childhood care and development, education, health and sanitation, livelihood, disaster relief and women empowerment. Pride India believes that it is imperative to assist underprivileged people who are surrounded by an extremely vulnerable background, by incorporating a strategic intent, encompassing of all the vital elements for sustainable development. Its work spans in 8 districts of Maharashtra touching the lives of 19.55 lakhs beneficiaries till date across more than 1040 villages.
PRIDE India works at par with the Sustainable development goals (SDG’s) of ensuring healthy lives & promote well-being for all at all ages, ensuring access to sanitation, ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, gender equality and productive employment & decent work for all.
SPARSH (Sastur Project of Action Research Services through Hospital), a public-private partnership initiative along with the outreach program through mobile medical units is a flagship project focusing on providing quality health services to the rural poor in Marathwada region of Maharashtra State.
Recently PRIDE India has expanded its niche program of creating ideal villages, an integrated and holistic development initiative encompassing all areas of development which has shown encouraging results in villages in Raigad district.
To address needs arising due to growing urban poverty, during late 2017, it expanded the work to the urban areas with the focus of addressing holistic development needs of the children. An early intervention with 1500 children in the age group of 0-6 years in Navi Mumbai slums is initiated with the long-term vision of taking these children through the growth trajectory by creating an enabling environment for them to become confident and skilled youth of tomorrow.