Prutha is the result of an innovative partnership between the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim, Goa; and Volunteering Goa Ltd.

The Xavier Centre of Historical Research was established in 1977 by the Society of Jesus (Province of Goa) and in 1993 it became a recognised affiliate of Goa University for coordination of research and academic activity. The Centre is designed to serve as a base for scholarly research in the history and cultural heritage of India, with particular emphasis on contemporary cultural and social issues affecting the State of Goa. Through the specially constructed building (1983), the Centre seeks to promote a forum for exchange of ideas, information and expertise for visitors and seeks association with like-minded groups and individuals for promotion of these objectives.

Volunteering Goa Ltd works specifically as a partner organisation for NGOs across Goa, providing support services largely in the area of international volunteering. We recruit volunteers from around the world and with a range of interests, skills and experiences. These highly motivated individuals contribute hugely to the work of the various NGOs in which they work and play a significant role in bringing about positive change in Goa.