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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

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.

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 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.

Our Work

Learning and Literacy

Girls' Education

Vocational Training

Research and Advocacy

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Recently, the head of Pratham’s content team, Usha Rane, reported from Niger, where she was leading the training of the local team in Pratham's Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) methodology. In Africa, like in India, Pratham-trained instructors not only improve schooling and learning but, in doing so, also become deeply engaged with the children and their lives. Usha provides a gripping account of how a set of determined and caring individuals mobilized action around the world to change the life of a child on the verge of blindness.


Fareed Zakaria and Anil Kapoor Headline Pratham National Gala

Chronicling Nobel Laureates’ 20-Year Journey with Pratham

Azeez Gupta on Embracing Teaching at the Right Level

Signs of Progress in Uttar Pradesh