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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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Enter the Youth Essay Competition!

The India Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) is now accepting submissions for its second annual Youth Essay Competition, made possible by the generous support of the Sarva Mangal Family Trust.

The IPA is a coalition of nonprofit, philanthropic and charitable organizations, including Pratham USA, that mobilizes resources for development and poverty reduction programs in India.

In line with the IPA’s mission of fostering a more robust and better-recognized culture of giving among Indian-Americans, the contest is designed to encourage interest and engage middle and high...
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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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Leadership

Chairman
Sudesh Arora

President
Ashesh Kamdar

Vice Presidents
Raj Shah and Nisheeth Singh

Treasurer
Ramesh Patel

Ambassador 
Dhiren Mehta

Advisory Board
  • Bradford Freer
  • Mohamed Hamir
  • Sudhaben Mody
  • Dipak Sarkar
  • Manahar Shah

Executive Board
  • Navneet Chugh
  • Pradeep Kumar
  • Pankaj Kumar
  • Saumil Maheshvari
  • Dr. Gunvant Mehta
  • Milind Pasari
  • Rao Prathipati
  • Rubin Ranat
  • Dave Saxena
  • Jigar Shah
  • Bharati Shah

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