Prayas considers universalisation of education as an integral step in empowerment of people. Education is a powerful tool that fosters critical thinking and discussion on issues concerning people’s own lives. Prayas began its work in education with the creation of adult education centres and soon spread to providing schools for children. Prayas believes that educational material used and the teaching methods used must be specially developed to suit the local needs. Prayas works to inculcate scientific temper in the children along with developing genuine interest for knowledge and learning.