The Read India Block Excellence Programmes (BEPs) are set up in 11 blocks across the state.

The Education for Educationhas been implemented in three districts to build the capacity of volunteers of the Read India programme.

Pratham piloted the Mother Involvement activity, as part of community mobilization.
The Pratham Open School of Education  which gives dropout students, especially girls, a chance to complete secondary school education and acquire skills for employment. It is  running successfully in many blocks in Gujarat.
Pratham's Urban Programmes comprise of focused interventions with children in the age group of 3 to 14 living in the urban slums of Ahmedabad and Baroda.
There are 24 Urban Learning Centres (ULCs) in three cities and 118 fee-based units covering over 1,900 children in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat.
Government Tie- Ups

In Gujarat, Pratham has collaborated with SarvaShikshaAbhiyan (SSA) to improve primary education of children from Garde1 to 5 within 10 blocks of Gujarat. 


The state government started an initiative called ‘Gunotsav’ with an  aim to evaluate the quality of primary schools across the state. Officers of various government departments actively participate in this annual review.In 2011, Pratham and ASER were called upon, by the government of Gujarat, to study the process of Gunotsav.


Pratham collaborated with SSA from 2010 to 2012, until the roll out of Pragna. A model specifically for education in Gujarat for Grade I to IV, Pragna is an Activity Based Learning (ABL) programme. It aims to make teaching and learning fun for both teachers and children. Pragna focuses on classroom interaction , which encourages children to learn at their own individual pace.

The role of the "PragnaSaathi" was to enable an effective implementation of Pragna in the classroom. It piloted in 258 schools in 2011 and is now spread to 2500 schools in Gujarat.