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 58 million children in 23 years working in partnership with local communities and state governments.

Pratham USA

Pratham USA consistently earns a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Over 88% 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 23 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 58 million Indian children.

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Leela and Rashmi: Class of 2018

Each year, Pratham’s Second Chance program gives thousands of girls and women across India the chance for a better future. In a country where females are often forced to give up their education due to economic or societal pressures, school is simply not an option for many of them. Pratham provides access to secondary education for female dropouts in underserved communities and helps them obtain their diploma, improving their prospects for higher education and employment.



Pratham wins CrowdRise by GoFundMe Holiday Challenge

Pratham Wins 2018 LUI Che Woo Prize

Pratham Partnership with Karnataka Yields Promising Results

Pratham Featured in Yale Research Project