About Us


Vision : To empower every at-risk adolescent girl with Creative Education and Entrepreneurial Skills Training so that she can break the extreme cycle of poverty and abuse.

Mission : To foster Creative Education and Skills Development in at risk communities of adolescent children with a focus on Innovation and Empathy.

Theory of change : Protsahan believes that in order to break extreme cycles of intergenerational poverty and abuse in the life of a woman, education of adolescent girls is most crucial. Protsahan has specifically devised a ‘5-pillar of creativity model’ using simple approaches but in an extremely innovative way to bridge the gap in education as it exists today.

About the Founder.

Sonal Kapoor, Founder CEO at Protsahan India Foundation, a young non-profit that is making waves across the globe for innovatively using creative education and empathy for at-risk street children rescued from red light areas, slums, drugs and disabilities. She is instrumental in working up several projects to transform the lives of ultra poor urban slum women using Art and information technology. A microbiologist-MBA who quit the herd mentality of 9-5pm work schedules to follow her heart and bring change to transform lives after a shocking incident where she encountered a woman who sent her 8 yr old to a red light area to have enough money to feed her other 6 children. The idea of PROTSAHAN had come about within 45 minutes of this encounter, which now has inspired and reached to a global audience. 

She is considered as one of the most inspiring young social entrepreneurs in the world and has been covered and interviewed by Economic Times, Times Of India, Asian Age, The Hindu, Tehelka, Your story, CNBC and several others. She was chosen to represent India at the World Bank-IMF, Annual Meetings 2011 in Washington DC. She blogs for The World Bank, has spoken at several Tedx conferences. Delegate to the Australia-India Youth Dialogue and on education panel of several high profiled international events, all at 25 years of age, she strongly believes that it is the youth that can bridge gaps and foster healthy dialogue among nations, today. 

About the Organization.

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Encouraging Creative Arts & Functional Literacy as a Medium of Expression to help the underprivileged create opportunities for a better future

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Protsahan is a Hindi word, that means ‘Encouragement’.  Protsahan India Foundation is a social initiative by young changemakers of India to provide that basic first step of encouragement to that marginalized child from the slum/ construction site/ red light area, who has never even had the chance to be treated with a smile. We use functional literacy and creative arts to bring change.

See Impact Every picture will speak a thousand words right to your heart.

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Contact us @ +91-9540781011 to know more!

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