Digital Learning Villages

Reboot Learning. Renew Hope.

The Pandemic created barriers to learning for almost every child around the globe. Across India, the impact will be felt for a generation. 

Lack of access to digital learning heightened disparities that already existed - particularly for girls and children in rural and under-served communities. Millions of children have forgotten how to read and write, putting them at risk of falling critically behind. 

When schools shut down in 2020, Pratham was uniquely positioned to step up and provide support to more than 600,000 students with effective, daily remote learning opportunities. 

But as schools reopen, many children will return to the classroom without the necessary fundamental skills - or they may not be able to return at all. 

It takes just $1,500 to support a Digital Learning Village with up to 150 children for an entire year. That's only $10 to enable a child’s participation in a Digital Learning Village.

We need to accelerate our efforts to ensure the learning gap narrows - not widens - across India. 

 

Donate Now!

Join our community of committed donors to reboot learning and renew hope.

Help India's children access the education they need to navigate today's crisis and realize tomorrow's promise by breaking the cycle of poverty. Your gift will enable Pratham to meet learning needs across communities in India in the following areas: 

"Pratham is a force multiplier that brings learning to millions of children each year. The depth and effectiveness of its programs are nothing short of phenomenal. It’s a matter of great pride and joy to be involved with this amazing organization. And its proven ability to operate at scale have made it a global agent of change.

That’s why I’m asking you to join me in supporting Pratham’s Digital Learning Villages campaign. Your contribution will create equal access to learning opportunities for children in thousands of underserved communities. I encourage you to give generously."

- Fareed Zakaria, CNN Host and The Washington Post Columnist 

Get Started and Make an Impact Today!
Join our Global Movement in Three Easy Steps.

 

1. As a first step to join the Digital Learning Villages campaign, hover on the map to see how many communities we serve. During the Pandemic, we have leveraged technology to sustain learning by developing quality learning content and ensuring its dissemination through multiple high-and-low tech platforms. 

2. Select a state that you would like to stay engaged with.

3. Make your gift and stay connected!

See and experience the impact of your donation through 2022:

When you join the Digital Learning Villages Campaign, throughout 2022, we will provide a unique opportunity for you to stay engaged. As a Digital Learning Villages donor, you will get to see first-hand how your generosity has made an impact through: 

  • Live virtual community events in selected locations across India to witness our work on the ground.
  • Regular communication with stories from across India.
  • Two impact reports to keep you updated about our progress and the impact of your gift.

 

The Impact of Digital Learning Villages

 

Pratham was able to leverage our scale and rigorous educational program to engage 600,000 children in more than 12,000 communities to keep children learning remotely. 
Read about the impact in our recently released report here.

A glimpse into our work

Mothers involvement

Faced with the challenge of delivering meaningful education during a pandemic, we turned to smartphones—and even smarter mothers.

Language Catch Up Campaign

Digital Content was developed and shared via neighborhood learning camps to help children build and strengthen foundational literacy skills.

Karona Apni Suraksha Campaign

A six-week advocacy campaign dispelled myths and provided reliable Covid health and safety information.

Math Catch Up Campaign

Digital Content was developed and shared via neighborhood learning camps to help children build and strengthen foundational numeracy skills.

Thanks to our Digital Learning Village Donors:
Shamsur Rahman, Los Angeles
Sanjay Adi, Raleigh-RTP
Tejas Chekki, Houston
Krishnaram Kenthapadi, SF Bay Area
Avinash Kaza, NY Tri-State
Archana & Subhasis Chatterjee, Houston
Sree Sreenivasan, NY Tri-State
Arjun Grover, Los Angeles
Kalpana Gupta, Boston
Nanda Chatterjee
Kusum & Rajendra Kumar, Houston
Ramesh Seshadri, Washington, DC
Subrata Roy, NY Tri-State
Harshad Tanna, Los Angeles
Sumanth Raghavendra, Chicago
Meenu Mangal & Vikas Bahl, Houston
Behzad Pavri
Keith McGregor, NY Tri-State
Chetan Dandavate, Chicago
Vimla & Ajit Paralkar, Houston
Himanshu Jain
Usha & Ugersain Chopra, SF Bay Area
Sanjiv Khattri, NY Tri-State
Nitish Korula, NY Tri-State
Alka & Mukesh Mittal, Houston
Sanjiv Khattri, NY Tri-State
Kirti Shah, Los Angeles
Ranganathan Komandoor, Los Angeles
Shashi & Krishna Singh, Houston
Yan Patel, Chicago
Vijay & Ashok Dhingra, Houston
Gaurav Mahajan, SF Bay Area
Riddhi & Rajesh Dave, Seattle
Rashmi & Anil Midha, NY Tri-State
Suhrid Balakrishnan, NY Tri-State
Chaitanya Divgi
Nirav Dagli, Los Angeles
Vrushali Kelkar
Manish Rajguru, NY Tri-State
Shelly Guha & Navin Chopra, NY Tri-State
Chandrakala Gopal & Prasad Kunal, SF Bay Area
Jeremy Aron-Dine, NY Tri-State
Akshay Lele, SF Bay Area
Atul Kamat
Palghat Sridhar, Raleigh-RTP
Jonathan Cody
Vic Chawla, NY Tri-State
Nami Jhaveri & Ravindra Dalal, SF Bay Area
Vijaykumar Damle, Houston
Mohan Yeleti, Dallas-Fort Worth
Rashmi Shah, Houston
Minal & Pradip Shah, Houston
Kunal Yadwadkar, NY Tri-State
Mallikharjuna Rao Nanduru, Houston
Nikhil Gupta, NY Tri-State
Juanita Bodmer, Boston
Vina & Bipin Patel, Washington, DC
Rupesh Shah, Austin
Susan & Vikram Rao, Raleigh-RTP
Nareshkumar Patel
Jayeskumar Patel Lead Charitable Trust
Urmila Parthasarathy, Austin
Rajesh Tyagi
Ellie Johnson
Nirali & Ashish Chawla, Washington, DC
Ramanathan Srikumar, SF Bay Area
Barathi Sethuraman
Snehlata Patel, Boston
Viral Patel, Seattle
Mahendra Thakrar, Austin
Nanthini & Laxminarayana Ganapathi, Raleigh-RTP
Ranjana & Rajeev Mundhe, Boston
Aarthi & Balagopalan Ramakrishnan, SF Bay Area
Anand Narayan, SF Bay Area
Vibhaalakshmi Sivaraman, Boston
Betty Koshy
Minhaj Khan, NY Tri-State
Suvasini & V. Dorai, Houston
Elisa Wells, SF Bay Area
Uma Pandare, Dallas-Fort Worth
Geeta Menon, Dallas-Fort Worth
Pamela & Rajive Oberoi, Dallas-Fort Worth
Suma Kulkarni & Jonathan Redburn, Washington, DC
Raja Ray
Anant Rao, Los Angeles
Niranjana & Vinod Dave, Los Angeles
Mamta Singh
Rajen Shah, Atlanta
Madhuben & Satishchandra Patel, Atlanta
Vineeta Ram, Dallas-Fort Worth
Rahul Dhir, NY Tri-State
Deepak Gunasekaran
Shashi & Chandra Prakash, Austin
Suprabha Ray, Los Angeles
Sonjoy Laskar, Atlanta
Supriya Desai & Nitin Shinde, SF Bay Area
Mihir Mehta
Sayli Mulay, SF Bay Area
Vishal Savani, Washington, DC
Parveen & Sunil Ahuja, Houston
Sudhir Sharma, NY Tri-State
Jessica Sobin, Washington, DC
Vibha & Vinod Kulkarni, Washington, DC
Mitali Desai & Bhavin Goradia, Houston
Association of Indian Pharmacists in America, Chicago
Lisa McCaskill, Raleigh-RTP
Usharani & Palamsamy Mohanraj, Phoenix
Amishi Shah, Houston
Sheelendra Kulkarni, Boston
Ken Minesinger, Washington, DC
Shivam Verma
Lynne Brotman, NY Tri-State
Yash Raghuwansi, Austin
Nishant Srinivasan, Chicago
Tejas Jhaveri, Dallas-Fort Worth
Uday Akella, SF Bay Area
Shruti Padia, Boston
Harika Komandoor Ranganathan, Los Angeles View more