Prerna Kendras

2. Prerna Kendras or Continuing Education Centres


Prerna Kendras (PK) were started to provide continuing education to adolescents, especially in villages, where adolescents had participated in large numbers in the camps organized by the project. In 2006, 4 Prerna Kendras were started. These emerged as multipurpose centres – with a library, an information centre and as a forum where community members and adolescents could discuss various issues pertaining to the development of the village. Each Prerna Kendra had an Incharge/Instructor to coordinate the various activities in the Kendra both inside and outside the Kendra. The Incharge had the responsibility of organising various learning events and activities for adolescents in and around the village. They also had the responsibility of tutoring students who were preparing for the Class VIII and Class X examinations through the Open school system.

In 2010-11, it was decided that to increase the participation of the community members in the Prerna Kendras, each centre should also be developed around a core issue/focus area. The areas identified were:


Prerna Kendras and Focus Areas

(1) Bhagwanpura: Science Centre

(2) Syar: Information Centre

(3) Tajpura: Environment Centre

(4) Daulatpura: Art and Culture

(5) Laxmipura: Art and Culture

(6) Goverdhanpura: Art and Culture

(7) Sapunda: Information Centre

(8) Kasana: Environment Centre

(9) Hingonia: Library



Over the years a total of 1594 adolescents were linked to the Prerna Kendras in the various villages.

About AAEA

  • Ajmer Adult Education Association (AAEA), a registered voluntary organization, has been working in Ajmer district since 1971.

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Ajmer Adult Education Association

Kanta Marwah Bhawan,

Vidyut Marg, Shastri Nagar Extention, AJMER 305006