Pratham began working in the state of Karnataka in 2002. Some key programmes include:
Read India is active in 5 blocks across 2 districts.
Urban Learning Centers as part of the Read India urban programme are active in Mysore implementing pre-school, primary, and upper primary interventions.
Special Programmes
ITC Ltd. is funding a special programme called 'Read India Plus' which reaches out to children from pre-school through to year 9. This is active in 2 locations across the state
Pratham Mysore has joined hands with Soften, the Corporate Social Responsibility team at Infosys, to launch the 'Nurture Merit' programme. This project aims to impact on the lives of children from economically weaker sections who show potential based on merit. Students passing the year 11 examination with over 70% test scores are financially supported to further their education. Until now, over 120 students have benefited from this initiative.
Government Tie Ups
National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) is a Central Government sponsored scheme with the objective of awarding scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections. This also acts as a preventive measure to stop students from dropping out of school. With help from Pratham, 5 schools are covered in this programme in Mysore city reaching over 300 children.