Pratham Featured in The Economist
Jun 15, 2017
Two articles recently published in The Economist address India’s education challenge. Taken together, they offer an in-depth look at the magnitude of the problem, providing historical context and identifying bureaucratic obstacles that need to be overcome to properly educate the nation’s 260 million school-age children.
India has made primary education universal, but...
Pratham USA Earns Seventh Consecutive Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating
Jun 08, 2017
Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has awarded Pratham USA a seventh consecutive four-star rating.
The core components that define the ranking—financial health and accountability and transparency—are determined by 24 metrics focusing on governance and ethical practices. Pratham USA obtained an overall score of 96.46, having spent the majority of our...
Pratham Co-Founder and President Receives Teachers College Medal
May 30, 2017
Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder and president of Pratham, received the Medal for Distinguished Achievement from Teachers College, Columbia University, on May 16 during its Master’s Convocation ceremonies. Each year, the Medal is awarded to individuals whose extraordinary contributions in education and human development have benefited society.
In his acceptance speech, Dr....
Pratham and Google.org Collaborate to Democratize Learning
Apr 06, 2017
A new grant provides funding for technology initiative to strengthen learning outcomes of children in rural India
Pratham USA has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from Google.org to strengthen our technology initiative aimed at making quality education more accessible by creating cooperative learning environments that foster children’s curiosity and improve...
Business Standard Names Pratham "Social Enterprise of the Year"
Mar 11, 2017
Leading Indian publication Business Standard has named Pratham “Social Enterprise of the Year” as part of its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Forty non-governmental organizations were considered in this category based on parameters which included years of existence, governance and reporting, funds handled, beneficiary reach, theme and location.
When Schooling Doesn’t Mean Learning by Dr. Rukmini Banerji
Feb 28, 2017
Writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the preeminent publication for people engaged in social innovation, Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji describes the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), the citizen-led assessment facilitated by Pratham that for over a decade has been helping Indians gauge children’s learning levels and challenging...