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



FINALLY . . . All 14 of the Prakash alumni are back to work, having been in quarantine for two weeks after getting out of the hospital and government facilities. They are all healthy and happy to be back. Also sorry for all the trouble they caused. FINALLY . ....

Digger Help

Digger Help

There are times when you are so glad you listen to the Holy Spirit's leading. Loren and I were VERY concerned about the diggers and other "day laborers" that had worked for Prakash.As we were discussing this subject, Joy sent me a WhatsApp with a picture of how the...

A Picture Says It All

A Picture Says It All

I think this one picture says it all. (It is very difficult to get an Indian to smile when you are taking their picture. A cultural thing.) Dr. Suresh sent another update: "After last food packages distribution I thought that it is finished now. But our neighobors,...

As Promised

As Promised

I did a Journal on the RGI girls while I was in India and PROMISED to do one on the PBI boys. So here is the promised Journal. When Nani arrives at a classroom the entire class stands and I disrupt everything, but they love it. I tried to get...

Sheshi’s Village

Sheshi’s Village

Visiting Sheshi, little Loren and Jenny was on our "MUST DO" list for this trip. We have not seen them since right after Vasentha's death. So off we went with Dr. Suresh and Nupi. He had said it was a mere one-hour drive. WELLLLL, it turned into two. The roads...

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