Of the 26 million Indian children who enter first grade each year, half will reach fifth grade unable to read or write.
Pratham believes that all children deserve access to a quality education and the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
We create high-quality, low-cost learning opportunities that can be easily scaled, allowing us to transform academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories for underprivileged children and youth across India.
A donation of $25 can provide a child with foundational literacy and numeracy skills. 91% of every dollar donated to Pratham goes directly to programs, so you can be sure your contribution will make a real and lasting difference.
Established in the slums of Mumbai in 1995, Pratham is now one of India's largest non-governmental education organizations. To achieve our mission of “every child in school and learning well," we develop practical solutions to address gaps in the education system.
Our process involves:
Innovation: We redefine learning by moving beyond traditional models of how, where and when learning occurs.
Collaboration: We engage with community stakeholders, government and industry to maximize impact.
Accountability: We deliver outcome-based programs that have been rigorously scrutinized by internal and external evaluators.
Adaptability: We offer versatile, easy-to-use solutions that educators can apply to their communities.
This approach has enabled Pratham to reach more than 58 million children across the country over the past two decades.
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