On December 4, 2021, more than 250 Austin community members and business leaders gathered outdoors at Kalahari Resorts Texas for the tenth annual Pratham Austin Benefit to celebrate and support learning initiatives for children in India.
The evening’s keynote speaker, Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji, who joined the event virtually from India, spoke about the significance of Pratham’s work and commended the donors for their incredible support. Dr. Banerji gave the audience insight into Pratham’s work in India and highlighted how...
Pratham Education Foundation has been selected as one of the 34 initiatives worldwide to receive funding support from the Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls.
The Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Over 7,800 applications were submitted by organizations from across the world and were reviewed by a panel of experts from several sectors, after which 34 initiatives were chosen.
Pratham will receive USD$1 million in...
Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development – the world’s highest education accolade – for her work in improving learning outcomes.
The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals or teams who have contributed significantly to the theory and practice of education. It consists of two prizes, working in harmony: the Yidan Prize for Education Research and the Yidan Prize for Education Development. Professor Eric A. Hanushek, Paul and Jean...
An article that appeared in The Economist on April 10th offers a glimpse into how Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) methodology is being implemented in Africa to help students catch up in the wake of Covid-19.
The impact of school closures on learning has been devastating—disproportionately impacting underresourced communities, widening learning gaps and exacerbating inequality. According to the author, “Pupils in many poor countries have long been learning shockingly little. In Botswana only about half of ten-year olds can...
On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Pratham hosted its holiday event, ‘Spirit of Giving.’ It was an evening filled with music, merriment and more – all in support of Pratham’s Digital Learning Villages initiative. The event was watched by over 300 guests. The world’s first South Asian a cappella group, Penn Masala, kicked off the evening on a musical note with a lively performance, and the evening wrapped up with stand-up comedian, Amit Tandon’s, hilarious act. You can view the recording...
Dr. Seema Desai
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- Raj Asava
- Anupam Bhandari
- Bhavna Guglani and Girish Pashilkar
- Anurag and (late) Vandana Kumar
- Dr. Anita Israni
- Karan Kapadia
- Dr. Shanti Khinduka
- Dr. Sonia Krishna
- Gita Lal
- Lakshmi Mandyam
- Mamata and Dr. Jayadev Misra
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- Sheetal Nasta
- Nandan Nayampally
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- Drs. Meena and Jayendra Patel
- Prabha Ramakrishnan and Kanna Venkatasamy
- Anuj Saigal
- Dr. Monica Shah
- Dr. Mukul Sharma
- Madhav Srinivasan
- Jaya and (late) Dr. Ishwar Thakkar
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