Aims & Objectives

Protsahan, which means encouragement in Sanskrit, was founded in 2003 to advance and promote education and technical skills training for the benefit of all persons, particularly women and girls, irrespective of religion, caste, class or community. In 2007, the trust launched the project of Kamalini Vocational Training Centre in some rented rooms in Shahpur Jat.

Kamalini -a symbol of the women that we serve - encourages needy women to gain the skills and confidence they need to better support themselves and their families. The cheerful and open atmosphere welcomes our beneficiaries and the volunteers who help in the training. Volunteers also help design and market products the students make to turn their skills in to earning.

Skills enhancement for domestic workers is one of Kamalini's training priorities.  To raise the professional standards and contribute to personal development of domestic workers contributes to the home life of all.  Our training improves expertise in hygiene, interpersonal skills, creativity and quality of work. Volunteers help teach international and local cuisine.

In 2010, Protsahan signed an agreement with registered society Educational & Development Initiatives to develop a new campus for Kamalini Vocational Training Centre in Haryana. This collaboration supports the Protsahan aim to “train the trainers” and foster leadership catalysts: be they educators, parents, and leaders of social development projects to have a wider impact.

Board of Trustees


Ms. Monica Rita D’Souza

Founding trustee Monica Rita D’ Souza is an entrepreneur of Domus Home Products & Services Ltd. New Delhi. She also mobilizes youth to volunteer in outreach service of youth in the Vatsalya project of EDI to run tutoring and holiday activities for poor children, to gather food and clothing for the needy and to visit the aged, the lonely and the sick.


Ms. Maria Mendes

Maria is a founding member not only of Protsahan but also of Educational and Development Initiatives and is currently Principal of Kamalini Vocational Training Centre, Gurgaon – an EDI project in Haryana. She has a varied corporate industry experience, having worked with the Taj Hotels, the Embassy of Mexico, Arthur Andersen, IBM, and Galderma.


Dr. J. J. Kunnnacherry

Founding trustee Dr. Kunnacherry, MD, Ph.D, is the Project Director of Family Health Care and Education charitable trust. Dr. Kunnacherry promotes a supplemental educational centre for children in Delhi, that provides preventative medical camps and offers poor children a chance for tuitions, in an atmosphere that promotes good habits of nutrition, hygiene and study.


Do Your Part to Encourage those in need

Your contribution will help to empower disadvantaged women with livelihood and sustainability skills for their better future. Donors can deduct their donations as far as allowable under Section 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act. Protsahan has permission to receive foreign donations under the Ministry of Home Affairs.The PAN of Protsahan is: AAATP7835J Please send cheque or bank draft in the name of "Protsahan Charitable Trust" and send it to 33, Shahpur Jat, Ground Floor, New Delhi—110049.

Please send your cheque in the name of "Protsahan" and send it to 33, Shahpur Jat, Ground Floor, New Delhi—110049. Kindly send your full name, address & Pan No. with the contribution for receipt/accounting purpose; or email the details to

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33, Shahpur jat, Ground Floor,
Kamalini Vocational Training Centre
New Delhi-110049.

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