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.
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 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.
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USHA’S STORY: MOBILIZING ACTION AROUND THE WORLD
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.