Andhra Pradesh

Pratham began working in the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2005. Today programmes range from pre-school education to vocational training.
 
Read India is active in 13 districts.
   
The Urban Programme in present in Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam.
   
There are 6 centers for the Second Chance programme addressing educational needs of over 1,000 drop-outs students annually in Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam and Guntur.
   
Multiple Early Childhood Care and Education initiatives are underway in both rural and urban Andhra Pradesh.
   
A special Urdu programme reaches children in grades 1 to 9 in Kurnool and Hyderabad Madrasas.
   
As part of Pratham's Vocational Training programme there is a 'PACE Hospitality Training Centre' in Hyderabad. More recently, with the support of ITC Ltd., a new centre has been established in Bapatla and Guntur district.
   
Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children carries out interventions in Guntur and Hyderabad. The Guntur team conducted the 'I Want a Teacher too' campaign as a strategy for advocacy and has been part of the government enrolment campaign (Badi Baat).
   
Digital Classrooms began in 2013 and is currently active in 130 schools.
 
Special Programmes
ITC Ltd. is funding a special programme called 'Read India Plus' which reaches out to children in pre-school all the way up till grade 8. This is active in 3 locations near ITC factories in the state.
   
Pricewaterhouse Coopers supports 'remedial learning classes' with the help of Pratham in 50 government primary schools in Musheerabad, Saroornagar, and Saidabad.
   
An adult literacy project is conducted especially for women with the objective of providing functional and financial literacy to mothers, and training mothers on how to support their child's education needs.
   
A special school was set up by Pratham in the Karimnagar district to conduct research on teaching methods. This tested the concept of providing quality education at minimal cost to underprivileged children. Additionally, a special initiative called CHILDLINE 1098 was created which was a 24-hour free phone emergency outreach service for children in the Karimnagar area.
   
A Science centre in Bapatla holds Science fairs, clubs, and workshops to improve the understanding of Science among children, parents, teachers, and villagers.
 
Research Studies
UNICEF (ECE Study Project): The ASER Centre is conducting a study on early childhood education in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Assam. The objective is to explore the relationship between children's participation in different types of early childhood education programmes, their school readiness, and the learning outcomes in early grades. The study will track a sample of 5,000 children born between 2007 and 2008 in each state for a period of 5 years. In Andhra Pradesh, the selected districts are Medak and Warangal.
   
Planning, Allocations and Expenditures, Institutions Studies in Accountability (PAISA): The Accountability Initiative's flagship project in Medak that works to develop innovative models to track social sector programmes in partnership with Pratham.
 
Government Tie Ups
Pratham has built a strong relationship with the Department of School Education in the state. As a result of Pratham's direct engagement and the increasing focus on quality learning at the state level, a partnership programme on quality improvement among children in grades 1-5 was initiated in August 2013.

Pratham is training resource personnel and government teachers across the state in its unique teaching methods for primary schooling in collaboration with the Rajiv Vidya Mission.

In the past, Pratham has partnered with the government on educational programmes in 150 Madrasas across the state.