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.
India accounts for 28% of the world's working age population. 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 75 million children in 25 years working in partnership with local communities and state governments.
Of the 250 million children worldwide who cannot read or write, two-fifths reside in India, where for a quarter-century 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 75 million Indian children.
Learning and Literacy
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A DIFFERENT PATH FOR ROHIT
“Coming from a business family, I never had any exposure to the nonprofit sector,“ admits Rohit Shinde. An independent spirit, Rohit decided early on to take a different path than his parents had planned for him.
After earning a degree in hotel management and a PGDBA in human resources, Rohit went on to become a distinguished chef for some of Mumbai’s most renowned five-star hotels.
It was his wife, a social worker, who would lead him down a different path altogether.