Giving Hope
Changing Lives


That’s only $60 a month that will change a student’s life forever!

Prakash for India needs your help TODAY to give young, marginalized Indian nationals vocational training, leadership development and life skills education to put them on a better path to live with hope and dignity.


Educational and Vocational Programs:

Provides training in skilled trades so our students can sustain themselves and live with dignity.

Leadership Development:

Equips our students to grow and duplicate themselves to become a significant developmental force for their country.

STARTING POINT Discipleship Program:

Shares the love and grace of Jesus Christ and teaches our students Christian principles so they can live with

Resources for Repairs and Maintenance:

Maintains our facilities and keeps them in proper working order.

Will You Partner With Us?

Further the vision for Prakash and commit to supporting a student today.

Sustained donations enable us to strategically expand and provide innovative tools and resources to our students, staff, and surrounding communities.

Our Mission

For nearly 45 years, Prakash for India has been equipping young Indian men and women with marketable skills to become godly business owners, spouses, parents and leaders in their communities living self-reliant lives with hope and dignity.

Our History

In 1961, Vernon and Mildred Hart traveled to Kodaikanal, South India for a short-term missions assignment.  In the process, Harts fell in love with India’s people. They developed a burden for those in poverty who had no visible means of acquiring a trade ….

Journal Entries

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Rachel wrote a wonderful report about the activities at Prakash. she didn’t mention it but all the boys were in attendance too. “International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 10, 2023 at Prakash Institutes of India. The girls arranged a short program to make the...

We Are Home

We Are Home

Leaving Prakash was VERY difficult. Loren said that he didn’t want a big send-off, but Suresh and Shini came. So we had a “family” picture. We have known the girls since babies and Nupi and Suresh lived with us for 3 months when they were first married. The RGI girls...

A Few Tidbits

A Few Tidbits

Always in the list of things to do is a visit to all the PBI classrooms. I had visited the girls at RGI several times but had not gotten over to the Trade Center. The boys are always so fun to see. I told them that they looked so handsome in their new uniforms....

Of Course, It Would Happen Now

Of Course, It Would Happen Now

The weather has been sooo HOT and during the night we had a thunderstorm that was almost freakish. It felt like the building was being hit by lightning. I said, “Lord, could you not have done all this at 8 am instead of 4:30 am?” It did make is much cooler, but the...

I Hugged Aarti and Diya

I Hugged Aarti and Diya

A village trip is always on our agenda. Last year it was just TOO hot (118 degrees) to go, so even though it is the hottest February in 100 years in India we still went out to two Pardhi villages. My desire was to give some motherly comfort and love to two orphan...

Another Guest Has Arrived

Another Guest Has Arrived

Erik, a Pausa Board member actually arrived before the 50th Celebration, but I was so busy I didn’t have time to write a Journal about it. Soooo Here goes. Again, there was a “Hearty Welcome” from all the students with a garland, songs and a fabulous dance by the...

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