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.

Impact

Pratham has reached 50 million children in 22 years working in partnership with local communities and state governments.

Pratham USA

Pratham USA consistently earns a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Over 92% 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 22 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 50 million Indian children.
 

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Sunil's Story: From Child Laborer to Champion

Sunil Kumar was born in the tiny village of Khap on the India-Nepal border. His parents were landless laborers, with no resources to raise him and his siblings. Seeking a chance at a better life, Sunil ran away from home to Mumbai, the city where dreams could become a reality.


 

News

 
PraDigi: A New Way to Engage Children in Learning

 
Pratham Featured in The Economist

 
Pratham USA Earns Seventh Consecutive Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating

 
Pratham Co-Founder and President Receives Teachers College Medal