Pratham Co-Founder and President Receives Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Achievement
May 30, 2017
D r. Madhav Chavan, co- founder and president of Pratham, received the Medal for Distinguished Achievement from Teachers College, Columbia University, on May 16 during its Master’s Convocation ceremonies Each year, the Medal is awarded to individuals whose extraordinary contributions in education and human development have benefited society.
In his acceptance...
Pratham and Google.org Collaborate to Democratize Learning
Apr 06, 2017
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...
Business Standard Names Pratham "Social Enterprise of the Year"
Mar 11, 2017
Leading Indian publication Business Standard has named Pratham “Social Enterprise of the Year” as part of its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Forty non-governmental organizations were considered in this category based on parameters which included years of existence, governance and reporting, funds handled, beneficiary reach, theme and location.
India Amends the Right to Education Act to Include Learning Outcomes
Mar 10, 2017
On February 20, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development announced that it has amended the rules of the 2009 Right to Education Act (which guarantees free and compulsory education for children between the ages of 6 and 14) so that all state governments are required to define expected levels of...
When Schooling Doesn’t Mean Learning by Dr. Rukmini Banerji
Feb 28, 2017
Writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the preeminent publication for people engaged in social innovation, Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji describes the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), the citizen-led assessment facilitated by Pratham that for over a decade has been helping Indians gauge children’s learning levels and challenging...