Pratham began working in the state of Punjab in 2006. Some key programmes are:
Read India is active in 13 blocks across 11 districts.
The Pratham Institute focuses on enhancing English reading and writing, digital literacy and personality development across 7 locations in the state.
Special Programmes

Pratham Supported Schools are present in 13 blocks.
In collaboration with the IKEA Foundation, an integrated programme reaching children both in-school and out-of-school is being implemented in 6 areas across the state. The target group is typically children who should be in year 4 - 9.
Government Tie Ups

In 2008, Pratham undertook a state wide partnership with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The project was named 'Parrho Punjab', and focused on improving the learning levels of children in basic reading and arithmetic in government primary schools across the state. Owing to its successful implementation, 'Parrho Punjab' is now featured as a promising approach to elementary education in the Twelfth Plan document of the Government of India.