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 24 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 24 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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Deepali's Story: From Primary Education to Skills Training

At just eighteen years of age, Deepali Satardekar became a teacher in the Balwadi program. Her tenacity and hard work quickly advanced her to the position of Area Head. Today, at age 36, she heads Pratham’s Healthcare Training Center in Nasik. After nearly two decades with Pratham, Deepali’s views about the organization and its impact are nuanced and insightful. “I came from primary education to skills training and the difference between them is huge.



Deloitte Grant to Scale Pratham Programs in Uttar Pradesh

Pratham and UBS Launch Financial Educational App

Google and Pratham Pilot Bolo

Pratham and J-PAL Awarded Co-Impact Grant for Africa Initiative