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.
India Amends the Right to Education Act to Include Learning Outcomes
Mar 10, 2017
On February 20, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development announced that it has amended the rules of the 2009 Right to Education Act (which guarantees free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6 and 14) so that all state governments are required to define expected levels of...
When Schooling Doesn’t Mean Learning by Dr. Rukmini Banerji
Mar 02, 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...
ASER 2016: India Must Focus on Building Foundational Skills
Jan 24, 2017
Following a one-year hiatus, Pratham released the 11th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) on January 18, 2017, in New Delhi, India. The comprehensive report details India’s progress on school enrollment and facilities and also examines the status of children’s learning in rural communities, where most of the nation’s poor...
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...