Pratham Featured in Brookings Institute Study on Scaling and Learning
Jul 21, 2016
Pratham’s flagship Read India program was one of twelve programs from across the globe selected by the Brookings Institute 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...
Manoj Singh Joins Pratham USA Board of Directors
Jun 27, 2016
Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of former Deloitte executive Manoj Singh to its national board of directors, effective immediately.
Manoj spent 36 years in senior leadership positions with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., including head of Deloitte Consulting in the Americas, CEO of the Asia Pacific region and, since...
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...
What Makes Pratham a Successful Nonprofit?
Mar 15, 2016
On February 26, 2016, Dana Schmidt, program officer in the Global Development and Population Program and the Education Program of the Hewlett Foundation, spoke to supporters at a Pratham USA event in NYC about the reasons Hewlett has continued to support us.
Established in 1966, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation...
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...