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

By 2020, India will account for 28% of the world's workforce. 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.


Pratham has reached 45 million children in 21 years working in partnership with local communities and state governments.

Pratham USA

Pratham USA consistently earns a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Over 92% of the funds raised by Pratham USA go directly to support programs in India.

Our Mission

Of the 250 million children worldwide who cannot read or write, two-fifths reside in India, where for 21 years 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 45 million Indian children.

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Motin's Story: Halfway Around the World and Back

Motin Bai has not had an easy life, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her now. Last fall, the 30-year-old was selected to join Renu Seth, Program Head for Pratham’s Second Chance program, on a speaking tour across the United States. Motin agreed to travel half-way around the world to share her story so that women like her begin to believe that they, too, can attain a life of dignity and possibilities.



Business Standard Names Pratham "Social Enterprise of the Year"

India Amends the Right to Education Act to Include Learning Outcomes

When Schooling Doesn’t Mean Learning by Dr. Rukmini Banerji

ASER 2016: India Must Focus on Building Foundational Skills