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Pratham selected to receive funding from Google.org Impact Challenge for Women & Girls

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...
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Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development

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...
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The Economist on TaRL

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...
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Pratham Community gets into the Spirit of Giving

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...
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Pratham USA Announces Two Key Leadership Appointments

Pratham USA is pleased to announce two key leadership appointments.

National Board Director and Seattle Chapter Chairman Pradeep Singh has been appointed vice-chairman of the board and chair of the marketing committee. In this role, Pradeep will be responsible for the strategic direction and operations of our digital marketing efforts.

Pradeep has agreed to lend his support at a critical time. His experience and expertise in the technology and marketing sectors will allow us to navigate this moment with a focus on...
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Leadership

President
Dhiren Shethia

Advisory Board
  • Avinash Ahuja
  • Kumar Bashyam
  • Amit Bhandari
  • Vikram Gopal
  • Hemant Goradia
  • Sapphira Goradia
  • Swatantra Jain
  • Shawn Karande
  • Mai Melligeri
  • Poonam Mittal
  • Shital Patel
  • Smita Singh
Executive Board
  • Shivaji Dasgupta
  • Meena Datt
  • Dhamo Dhamotharan
  • Asha Dhume
  • Sonali Gandhi
  • Dr. Marie Goradia
  • Manish Jain
  • Himadri Katharani
  • Brij Kathuria
  • Dr. Sippi Khurana
  • Sri Lakshmanan
  • Sameera Kapasi Mahendru
  • Raj Mehta
  • Shampa Mukerji
  • Annu Naik
  • Purav Patel
  • Ananya Sarkar
  • Pradip Seernani
  • Anil Shah
  • Ash Shah
  • Mahesh Shah
  • Namrata Sharma Goel
  • Nameer Siddiqui
  • Jyothi Singh
  • Dominic Sreshta
  • Asheet Yagnik
Young Professionals Leads
  • Darel D’Souza

Stories

Remembering our friend, Gauri Varadhachary

Tanvi's Story: Punches, Kicks and Self-Discovery

Sachin's Story: A Learning Experience

Sandeep’s Story: Racing to Give Children a Better Life

Yogi Patel: Crusader for India's Children