Sarva Mangal Family Trust Funds Expansion of Pratham Technology Initiatives
Oct 19, 2016
Pratham USA is pleased announced a two-year commitment from the Sarva Mangal Family Trust to support the expansion of technology initiatives aimed at assisting Indian middle schoolers (ages 10-14) and young adults (ages 18-30).
Over the past 12 months, we have been experimenting with the use of tablet technology as a...
Wheels Global Foundation and Pratham Partner to Promote Girls' Education in India
Oct 11, 2016
An alarming 80% of girls in India leave school before completing eighth grade, due to persisting socioeconomic and cultural norms. A grant from the WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) will help Pratham enhance our Second Chance program, which assists female school dropouts over the age of 14 in completing their secondary...
A People's Movement for Learning
Sep 16, 2016
Thank you for making 2015 another exceptional year! We are pleased to announce the release of Pratham USA’s 2015 Annual Report, which highlights the year’s achievements toward our mission of “every child in school and learning well.”
From mobilizing 165,000 Indian villages into taking an active role in their children’s learning to...
Pratham Featured in Brookings Institution Study on Scaling and Learning
Jul 21, 2016
Pratham’s flagship Read India program was one of 14 programs from across the globe selected by the Brookings Institution for an in-depth study on scaling and learning. The recently released study, Millions Learning: Scaling up quality education in developing countries, tells the story of where and how effective learning interventions have...
Pratham USA Earns Sixth Consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Jun 09, 2016
Pratham USA’s integrity in accounting and fiscal practices have earned us yet another four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This marks the sixth consecutive year that we have earned this distinction and places Pratham USA in the top 4% of more than 1.5 million American charities.
Pratham a Key Player in New Delhi’s First Summer Camps
May 15, 2016
In a groundbreaking move, government schools in New Delhi have introduced large-scale learning camps for rising sixth-grade students to keep them engaged during summer break. This age group was targeted as studies have shown that the transition from fifth to sixth grade can be a difficult one.
The three-week camps began...
India’s Biggest Educational Challenge: How to Improve Learning
Nov 26, 2015
For ten years, Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has informed communities and leaders that India’s elementary education is in dire straits. Only half of children in Grade 5 can read at the second-grade level or solve a simple two-digit subtraction problem. That’s about 100 million Indian children who are...