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...
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.
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.”
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On August 29 in New Delhi, Pratham unveiled its latest innovation, PraDigi. In addition to providing tablets to rural communities, this digital initiative includes a learning app that offers children high-quality, interactive content to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills, support their subject-specific competencies, and promote their ability to think critically and work collaboratively.
Currently, 25 games and more than 500 videos are available for three age groups in 11 Indian languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi,...
A new grant provides funding for technology initiative to strengthen learning outcomes of children in rural India
Pratham USA has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from Google.org to strengthen our technology initiative aimed at making quality education more accessible by creating cooperative learning environments that foster children’s curiosity and improve their learning outcomes.
Studies show that in India, even after several years of attending school, roughly half of all fifth graders can’t read a second-grade text or perform a two-digit subtraction...
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