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 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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Priyanka’s Story: Catching Up at Camp

Imagine a 12-year-old girl in rural India. She gets up at 5:00 am each day to begin her household chores and finish her homework before school starts. She loves math but struggles with reading. Then, one day she has to leave. Her father, who works as a laborer, moves his entire family to the city for several months where they work at construction sites hoping to earn enough money to get by for the year.



Pradeep Singh and Riaz Valani Join the Pratham USA Board of Directors

Building Foundations in Punjab

Pratham Releases ASER 2017: Beyond Basics

Pratham Recognized by Stanford Social Innovation Review