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Making education happen for kids in India

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 $25 to educate one child for a full year.
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Join our Team

Are you passionate about education, have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to make a difference? Join our team and put your skills and talent to work to help Pratham achieve its mission of “Every child in school and learning well.”
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Join AmazonSmile

Give children an opportunity to learn while shopping on AmazonSmile.
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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.
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Involve your Company

Get your company involved through various ways and support Pratham through workplace giving campaigns, matching funds, matching funds, spreading awareness and more.
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LEADers Circle

Established in 2019, the Pratham LEADers Circle is a nationwide community of philanthropists that have made a sustained commitment to advancing Pratham’s mission of ‘Every Child in School and Learning Well.” Direct support from the LEADers Circle provides crucial funds vital to the longterm stability and strategic growth of Pratham.

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Planned Giving


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. 
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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. The 2022 campaign has launched.

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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.
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Youth Leaders Program

The Pratham Youth Leaders Program encourages intellectually curious American students to establish a meaningful connection to our work and India through a structured service-learning internship at the Pratham Arora Centre for Education, near Aurangabad.

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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.
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