WINNER: 2018 LUI CHE WOO PRIZE

In the Positive Energy category focusing on the elimination of illiteracy

WINNER: 2014 BBVA FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE AWARD

In the Development Cooperation category

WINNER: 2012 WISE Prize for Education

For providing quality education to millions of underserved children

Every Child in School and Learning Well

More than 50% of India's fifth graders cannot read a second-grade text. You can change that.

Vocational training

India accounts for 28% of the world's working age population. However, only 2% of its current workers have received any formal training.

A Second Chance

Almost 80% of India's girls drop out of school before reaching grade 8. We afford dropouts a safe, supportive learning environment so they can complete their secondary school education.

Impact

Pratham has reached 75 million children in 25 years working in partnership with local communities and state governments.

Education matters

In the words of Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee,  "Pratham's impact on the lives of millions of kids has been tremendous; it is quite simply an exceptional, best-in-class organisation that has managed to scale across India."

Our Mission

Of the 250 million children worldwide who cannot read or write, two-fifths live in India, where for a quarter-century Pratham has been working to alleviate this crisis.

We develop low-cost solutions to improve the quality of learning and work with governments to take them to scale.

Our community-driven approach has engaged hundreds of thousands of volunteers and has affected the lives of 75 million Indian children.

News

The Economist on TaRL

The effects of India's yearlong school closures

The impact of India's lockdown on girls' education

Facing the realities of India's post-pandemic job market

Give every child a chance at brighter future

Pratham's Teaching at the Right Level approach has been recognised by the World Bank as an important way to rebuild children's basic reading, writing and maths skills as they return to school after the pandemic, which saw most schools closed for 18 months.

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