You can make a lasting difference in the life of a child.
At Pratham, we have passionate staff and proven programs, but we can’t help India’s children without your support. Nearly half leave elementary school unable to read or write, and the problem persists yearly as new students slip through the system unnoticed. By taking action, you give these children the means to escape a lifetime of illiteracy and poverty. You give them a chance for a brighter future.
From spreading awareness in your town to donating your time or money, there are many ways to take action. Will you join us to create lasting change?
How you can take action
Help Pratham give every child a bright future. Your financial donation is the easiest way to work on behalf of India’s youth. We welcome personal gifts, pooled donations, foundation grants and company sponsorships. It only takes Pratham $20 to educate one child for a full year.
Join a chapter
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to educate one. In this way, our 14 chapter communities bring together passionate people from all walks of life who support Pratham through local events and activities.
Start a campaign
Mobilize your friends and family to create an immediate impact! Whether you want to give your party a purpose, make a special occasion more meaningful, or just rally your network for a good cause, soliciting donations to Pratham is a great way to advocate for quality education for India’s poor.
We’re changing kids’ lives…and we need you! In India, Pratham relies on thousands of volunteers annually to improve literacy and learning for underprivileged children. In the United States, volunteers across 15 chapters raise awareness and funds for Pratham’s programs.
Visit a Pratham site
Sometimes there’s just no substitute for being there. That’s what many have told us upon their return from India where they saw firsthand the impact Pratham is having on millions of children and youth. We invite you to come and experience our programs and meet those whose lives you help transform.
Join the Young Professionals
Pratham’s Young Professionals (YP) are united in their passion for helping India’s children escape a lifetime of illiteracy and poverty. YP groups garner support for our programs through awareness-building events and activities, and they’re always seeking new members to contribute their time and talent.
Love to read? Pratham’s annual Readathon is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Simply by getting pledges for every book you read, you can help India’s children learn to read for themselves. No need to worry about door-to-door solicitation—you do it all through our online fundraising tools.