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

Prakash Is 50

Prakash Is 50

We visited the RGI girls Friday to see classes and they were making their vests for the program and the flowers for decorations. AMAZING They made all their own patterns. They made their own template and design for the flower decorations. The Theme for the program was...

Hearty Welcome

Hearty Welcome

Well the activities at Prakash are in big swing. Guests, Lorin and Anita have arrived and welcomed. Lorin is Chairman of PAUSA (Prakash Association USA) There was singing, dances and skits. Indians REALLY know how to say a “HEARTY WELCOME.” Anita and I had to go...

Chickens Changing Lives

Chickens Changing Lives

Our volunteer Raju was requesting me for the chicken project for the 16 years old tribal girl Vaishnavi, from near-by village. I was not very sure about his request. But in the midst of our Self-Reliant training he again called me on phone that Vaishnavi really need...

When It Rains, It Pours

When It Rains, It Pours

For years the monsoon has not been very beneficial in India. There has been massive drought. THEN this year it has come with an over abundance of rain. Prakash has had considerable flooding in staff housing and RGI. The RGI girls have done a superb job of helping to...

I Can’t Believe It

I Can’t Believe It

We just received a report that the Prakash campus was hit by a terrible rain and windstorm. It just seems that they are being  attacked from all side. Most of the campus maintenance personal was on leave so other staff and their children stepped up to the plate...

We Are Home . . . They Have Water

We Are Home . . . They Have Water

After one day in Mumbai before a VERY long trip home, we are safely back in Montana. Not every thing on our agenda was completed, but we feel Prakash is in a good place. Students will return in a few days and things will be humming on the campuses. Just when we landed...

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