Upcoming events

2023 Pratham Mid-Atlantic Gala

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Please join us at the 2023 Pratham Mid-Atlantic Gala for an evening dedicated to changing lives and transforming communities through learning!

CAMaL Ka Camp: Turning learning into an amazing adventure

Language and math skills are the magic keys that transform a child’s world to one of learning and possibility!
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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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DC Board Kicks off “Breakfast with Pratham” series

On a recent Sunday, 32 board members and their guests were served breakfast as they gathered around their computers and smartphones, and got an update on Pratham. The DC chapter contracted with a local startup to have breakfast boxes filled with delicious aloo paratha and dhokla, sent to seven board members who hand delivered them to their guests. This was an innovative way to create an intimate event in the current socially distant world.

Pratham presenters included CEO Rukmini Banerji who...
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Executive Board
Prem Bajaj
Rajan Bhatia
Rakesh Bhatia
Alpa Bhungalia
Madhu Chawla
Ranjana Chawla
Shailashree Gumaste
Ravi Gupta
Ramesh Gupta
Madhur Khanna
Sonia Makheja
Anil Patibandla
Jeannine Piacenza
Ravi Puli
Amit Puri
Kay Ramesh
Chethan Rao
Jai Saboo
Dr. Kavita Saini
Jolly Somaiya


Amit's Story: Looking to Transform Education in Rural India