Of the 250 million children worldwide who cannot read or write, two-fifths reside in India. We believe that every child can learn if given the right support. We create high-quality, low-cost learning opportunities to transform academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories.
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 allows Pratham to maximize its impact—in two decades, we’ve reached more than 50 million children across the country.