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 dozen pupils wait for the lunch break. The school has three teachers, but two of them are absent. One is “off sick” and the other, the head teacher, left at noon, explaining that she has “work to do”. No child is learning much. Thick poetry textbooks sit open before pupils who struggle to read simple sentences.