The purpose of the Trust is to promote the education of under-privileged, poor and needy children living in the slums. It facilitates the provision of state-funded education for slum children. The trust was formed in 2001 by founder, Ms. O. Kalpana, and was registered as a charity in 2002.
Prardhana works in slums to bring new government schools to communities and to improve existing schools. It negotiates with local government officials for land to build schools, secures financing from private donors and municipal sources and builds schools. After the school is open, it supports the staff with the everyday practicalities of running a school. At this time Prardhana is heavily involved with the following three schools: Madhapur, Anjaiah Nagar and Mastan Nagar Government School, also known as Rainbow School .