Pratham Seattle Hosts Technology: A Game Changer in India’s Education Challenge?

On May 21, Pratham Seattle hosted “Technology: A Game Changer in India’s Education Challenge?,” an informal discussion between local technologists and Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder and president of Pratham.

Hosted at the Westin Bellevue, speakers included Pradeep Singh, chairman of Pratham Seattle; Ben Slivka, co-founder of DreamBox Learning; and Nishant Baghel, director of technology innovation at Pratham.

Dr. Chavan and Mr. Baghel gave an overview of Pratham and its approach to technology, stressing a clear need to shift away from traditional learning models—a...
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Pratham Featured in SSIR: Earning the Right to Scale

In an informative article that appeared in the recent issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), authors William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker discuss the difficulties many nonprofits face when attempting to scale up, and the qualities necessary for an organization to expand its impact successfully.

“Earning the Right to Scale,” Meehan and Jonker argue, “takes place as the culmination of a deep, long-term commitment to strategic leadership.” According to the authors, “One organization that exemplifies strategic leadership is Pratham,...
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Pratham Releases ASER 2017: Beyond Basics

On January 18, 2018, Pratham released the 12th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). The comprehensive report examines the status of learning in rural communities, where most of the nation’s poor reside. In contrast to previous years, which have focused on children aged 3 to 16, this year’s report, called “Beyond Basics,” surveyed youth between the ages of 14 and 18. This age group is the first generation to have finished eight years of school since India’s Right to Education...
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Seattle Gala Celebrates Pratham's Impact

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Pratham Seattle welcomed 200 guests to The Westin Bellevue for its annual gala. The event, which focused on the impact of Pratham’s vocational training and girls’ education program, raised over $300,000.
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Pratham Recognized by Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently acknowledged Pratham in an article examining how India’s social innovators extend their reach.

In “The Denominator Mind-set for Scaling Social Change,” Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes and Swati Ganeti put forth the premise that social change can be thought of in terms of a fraction. The authors explain that “the denominator represents the size of a given social need, while the numerator exemplifies what a given organization is currently accomplishing to reduce that need.”

The article cites...
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