In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Pratham is finding new ways to ensure children are learning well. Read more.
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THE RISE CAMPAIGN

Because Education Always Matters

Support the Pratham USA RISE Campaign

India’s lockdown will disproportionately affect children and youth who already experience barriers to quality education. During this uncertain period, Pratham remains focused on connecting with children in new ways to fulfill our mission.

The Responsive Innovation to Sustain Education (RISE) Campaign has been established to sustain our direct work in more than 5,000 communities and to ensure livelihoods for our 7,000 full-time employees—the backbone of our organization. 

As of June 1, with the aid of 130,000 volunteers, we are pleased to report Pratham is reaching children in 12,000 communities. In addition, our vast digital repository is being utilized by 14 state governments and more than 225 partners. Your support today is crucial for this effort.

Please consider making a donation today. The price these children will pay if they fall behind is too great.

Keeping People Safe and Informed

Pratham is creating and sharing materials on safety and hygiene as well as translating WHO videos into regional languages to provide reliable information on COVID-19. MORE

Staying Connected with Children

We are staying connected with our Hamara Goan communities and are finding new ways to keep children engaged and learning with support from parents and other caregivers. MORE

Supporting Learning for All

Our digital content is now being shared through open-source platforms in cooperation with governments and partner organizations to sustain learning for 300 million children. MORE

Turning The Education Crisis Into Opportunity

A recent article in Forbes, “Turning Our Education Crisis Into Opportunity: Lessons From High-Performing Nonprofits” provides a glimpse into how Pratham has adapted its learning model during the COVID-19 lockdown in order to continue meeting the educational needs of children in India.

Pratham’s critical investments in EdTech over the past few years, together with our well-established presence on the ground, have allowed us to pivot quickly and effectively to a remote learning model. Since the communities we serve have little or no access to technology, our team has turned to a variety of mediums⁠—Zoom, WhatsApp, text messages, even phone calls⁠⁠—offering daily lessons and ensuring that children remain reassured and focused on learning.

Author Kim Starkey, who has examined numerous high-impact organizations, praises Pratham for its ability to “fare best in times of massive change and disruption.”

"As a father of three young children, I see how disruptive this situation is for their education. I am fortunate to have the tools to support my children and believe it's incumbent on me to help those who don't have the same access and will be hit hardest by this crisis. That's why I'm giving to the RISE Campaign."

— Chethan Rao, Newmark Knight Frank

Chaitanya's Story

A Pratham vocational training graduate's inventiveness is keeping his community safe. MORE

Field Report from Assam

In communities across India, we are reaching out to children to keep them engaged. MORE

Ayesha’s Story

With Pratham's support, a student in the Second Chance program prepares for her exams amid India's lockdown. More

A Message from our CEO

Over the past 25 years, Pratham has worked at scale across India to address the education crisis facing the nation’s children and youth. Today, as we confront an unprecedented challenge, we are leveraging our experience and agility to navigate the pandemic and fulfill our mission.

• Keeping people safe and informed
• Connecting with children and communities in a new way
• Sharing resources to support learning for all
• Collaborating for essential humanitarian aid
• Planning for near- and long-term economic uncertainty

Read the full update on how Pratham is responding to this crisis.

Our Resources

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Pratham has translated WHO videos on health and safety into nine regional Indian languages. More
DAILY LESSONS
Pratham is offering art, music, theater, math, language and science activities through WhatsApp and SMS messages. More
DIGITAL CONTENT
The Pratham Open School digital library includes 3,000 videos, 300 games and three learning applications in eleven regional languages. More
LEARNING APP
The PraDigi App is available for free download on the Google Play store. More
HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT
Pratham is helping deliver pre-cooked meals daily to thousands of vulnerable residents through the Mumbai Food Project. More

Major Contributors

Pratham is deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to our RISE campaign. Below is a list of donors who have supported the campaign as of June 24, 2020, with a gift of $2,500 or more. A complete list of donors to the campaign is forthcoming.

$100,000 & ABOVE  
Peggy & Avinash Ahuja
Ketu Amin & Komal Patel, Vinakom
Aashish & Dinny Devitre
Neera & Deepak Raj
Sarva Mangal Family Trust
Rubie & Pradeep Singh
  
$50,000 - $99,999  
Arpita & Rajeev Agarwal
Anonymous
Meena & Jayendra Patel
Shital & Bhavesh Patel
Poonam Mittal & Ajai Puri
Leena & Nipank Shroff
Jolly & Sandeep Somaiya
Vijaysree Venkataraman & Subash Pereira
   
$25,000 - $49,999
Anonymous
Michael Greenstone
Vidya Guhan & Guhan Viswanathan
Elashri & Pradeep Kumar
Selma Moon & William Pierce
Kusum & Kamal Narang
Rasika & Girish Reddy
Satya & Rao Remala Foundation
Darshana Shanbhag & Dilip Wagle
Sadhana & Sunil Shenoy
Anila & Dhiren Shethia
Rita & Manoj Singh
  
$10,000 - $24,999  
Pratima Abichandani & Vikrant Raina
Anonymous
Vini & Abhinav Arora
Saranga Balaji
Sheena & Deb Banerjee
Minal & Atul Barve
Sonal & Bipin Bavishi
Sonali & Anupam Bhandari
Azmina & Paras Bhayani
William Biggs
Ari Daman & Srinivas Narayanan
Hemakshi & Manish Desai
Rema & Dhamo Dhamotharan
Easwar Dharmarjan
Inge & Al Duran
Katharina Forouzandeh
Anand Gala
Sheila Gulati
Neha & Ravi Gupta
Shetal & Ashish Gupta
Gulie & Mohamed Hamir
Swatantra and Bimla Jain Family Foundation
Manisha & Lav Kapadia
Sameera Kapasi & Ashish Mahendru
Vineet Kapur
Himadri & Harish Katharani
Kothari Foundation
Katherine Lewis
Megha & Rahul Mahajan
Urvashi & Sameer Maru
P and M Mehta Charitable Lead Trust
Anji & Shridhar Mittal
Rohini & Suneil Parulekar
Mona & Chirag Patel
Padma & Rao B Prathipati
Yiuling & Nick Punyamurthy
Smita & Ronjay Rakkhit
Kavitha Ramakrishnan & Anand Eswaran
Prabha Ramakrishnan & Kanna Venkatasamy
Neerja & Vasan Raman
Annu Rao & Sagar Naik
Gaurav Rawal
Thomas A and Georgina T Russo Family Fund
Alice & Anuj Saigal
Vineeta Salvi & Amit Walia
Reema & Kamal Shah
Praggya & Pradip Seernani
Deepak Seshadri
Krishna Sharma
Anupama Shekhar & Daniel Gross
Cartha & Nameer Siddiqui
Arvinder Singh
Jyothi & Somesh Singh
Indira & Om Singla
Sangeeta & Sanjiv Sobti
Anita & Dominic Sreshta
Shama Tanveer & Rasool Shaik
Chitra Thankaswamy & Ganesa Ramakrishnan
Kamal & Nalin Tolia
Archana & Uresh Vahalia
Vankawala Family Charitable Foundation
Suresh Varma
Rupali & Rohit Vidwans
   
$5,000 - $9,999  
Vandana & Harish Agarawal
Shanti & Hari Avula
Paritosh Batra
Nitin Bhakta
Stacy Bertrand & Dave Saxena
Madhu Chawla & DP Venkatesh
Seema & Manish Desai
The Ghatate-Lal Family Fund
Arti & Gaurav Gupta
Kasturi Haldar & Christopher Kendrick
Aparna & Rajiv Hargunani
Anita Israni & Arun Prakash
Shruti & Rohit Jha
Surbhi & Deepak Jindal
Ameeta Kalokhe & Jitendra Ghelani
Sujata & Ashesh Kamdar
Sangeeta & Sri Kantamsetty
Medha & Shashank Karve
David (Ethan) Kennerly
Manorama & Shanti Khinduka
Nitu & Harshad Kothari
Vamsi & Sonia Krishna
Vandana & Anurag Kumar
Janet Levinger & William Poole
Sailaja Maramreddy & Srinivas Reddy
Suzanne McCarron
Divya Minisandram
Shampa & Sam Mukerji
Vinita & Muktesh Pant
Ninna & Bharat Patel
Caleb Powell
Kimberly & Amit Puri
Shuling & Manohar Raheja
Chithra Ramesh & Ramesh Mahalingam
Melissa & Chethan Rao
Avneesh Saluja
Ananya Sarkar & Indy Chakrabarti
Monica Shah
Rinku & Kaushal Shah
Niraj & Umesh Singh
Hema & VS Sridharan
Janaki Srikrishnan & Srikrishnan Lakshmanan
Niraja & Madhav Srinivasan
Shobha & Prabakar Sundarrajan
Lux Susarla & Neeraj Badhey
Jaya & Ishwar Thakkar
Binita & Mahesh Vankawala
Meenakshi & Kalyanaraman Venkataramani
Sriram Venkateswaran
Hina & Anil Venkatrao
Anu Venugopal & Venu Raghavan
The Wadher Family Foundation
Divya Walia
Julie & Rogers Weed
   
$2,500 - $4,999  
Anonymous
Rohan Athanikar
Sonali & Prem Bajaj
Jyoti & Rajan Bhatia
Nilima & Ravindranath Bhirud
Nandini Chowdhury & Deepinder Bhatia
Veera Cooper & Tejas Nadkarni
Falguni & Anant Desai
Richa & Manish Dhawan
Renu & Shyam Dua
Ramesh Gajraj
Sumit Guha
Rupinder & Tejpal Hansra
Kavitha Jain & Kartikesh Herur
Priti Singh & Pankaj Jain
Sharmila & Abhijit Jog
Rajani Katta & Samir Desai
Poonam & Jitendra Maheshvari
Shazma & Arshad Matin
Seema Mody
Sheetal Nasta
Vimal K. Patel
Shivani Pathak
Jyotsna Pattnaik
Smruti & Badri Rajagopalan
Rashmi & Jigar Shah
Bhavini & Ketan Trivedi
Swati Verma & Iveshu Bhatia