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International Day of the Girl – 11th October
Give girls a second chance to put education first! At Pratham, we believe that the education of girls and women is crucial for social and economic upliftment, levels of confidence and further development of a fast-growing economy like that of India. Pratham Open School started in 2011 to give young women the chance to complete their Secondary School education and acquire ... Read more
Spread the light of literacy this Diwali
This Diwali, celebrate Pratham-style and spread the Light of Education! Did you know that just £20 teaches 2 children in rural India to read and write? This Diwali, give a family in India a reason to celebrate. Give them the joy of celebrating their chance at a better future. To make a difference this Diwali, donate here. Pratham UK wishes ... Read more
Climbing for Pratham: Mayank Goyal
Mayank Goyal, alongside his wife Shruthi, tries to do something new every year and has made fundraising a part of his journey. His challenge for 2018 is the Everest Base Camp trek, one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas. He will be supporting Pratham UK and has aimed to raise £4000 for our cause: to support the children of India in areas of education, literacy and vocational t... Read more
PraDigi: Pratham’s new digital initiative
PraDigi provides digital resources offline, increasing access to education, and engages students in educational fun games. Announced on August 29th in New Delhi, PraDigi provides tablets to rural villages and with it the PraDigi app. It aims to improve basic literacy, numeracy skills and support specific subjects through 25 games and more than 500 videos. The material is available... Read more
India at 70: 1.3 Billion Dreamers
This year, Indians all around India and the world are celebrating 70 years of independence. Yet, every year, millions of children drop out of our education system. In fact, 70% of all dropouts in the country drop out before reaching Year 10. Enrolment drops by half again between Years 11 and 12. The Read more
Pratham UK receives Google Ad Grants award.
In July 2017, Pratham UK was awarded a Google AdWords Grant. The programme supports registered nonprofit organisations that share Google's philosophy of community service. It hopes to provide support in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, environmental issues, youth advocacy, and the arts. Google AdWord is an in-kind advertising program that awards free onl... Read more
The Pratham UK Readathon is ON!
Are you looking forward to a long summer vacation? Can you read more books this summer than all your friends? Did you know that you can help children in India learn to read just by reading your favourite books? The Pratham UK Readathon is a fundraiser that encourages children in the UK to read books over the summer to help children in India learn to read, write and do math. ... Read more
The Economist features Pratham
We were featured in The Economist in their 8th June issue in an article on why literacy levels in India are so poor despite more children attending school than ever before. The article, details why learning outcomes are not being met and highlights Pratham’s efforts on bringing about meaningful change.

ON THE ground floor of a primary school in Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, five ... Read more
Pratham’s Work Lauded in Brooking Institution’s Research
India is among the countries in the developing world that are successfully experimenting with innovative teaching techniques in an effort to spread learning across the nation, according to a new report released last month by the Washington DC-based Brookings Institution. Areas in rural India covered by education charity ‘Pratham’ were used as part of its research for the ‘Millions Learning:... Read more