PRATHAM USA

Rating: 4.9 stars   67 reviews

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Location: 5890 Point West Dr Houston TX 77036 USA

Mission: Our mission is ?Every child in school and learning well?. Recognizing the importance of early interventions, we focus most of our programs on pre-school and primary education. We believe that by providing children with a good education, we create opportunities not only for them, but also for their families and communities.Seeded by UNICEF in 1994, Pratham began in the slums of Mumbai. Currently, we serve underprivileged children across 21 states in India.Pratham?s programs are unique because they are scaleable and low-cost. We also work to improve existing systems rather than building parallel ones.
Geographic areas served: India
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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

We have been recently introduce to Pratham USA in Dallas. It was love at first sight on the core objectives and its practical application. We have been able to attend their cultural/fund raising program and both of our children on their own decided to donate a significant portion of their pocket money as the proof point were so compelling for the young children. I have decided to learn and implement further in the areas of india that I come from.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Its simplicity and commitment to motivate NRI population to support the fundamental principle of change and growth for a developing country such as India.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely committed and knowledgeable in their own areas while the focus remains on success and sharing the principles behind the organization

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It can bring fundamental change in the way the elementary education works in India

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Does amazing work educating the children of India! Clear mission, strategic thinking, metrics-driven and focused on the kids Attended their fund-raising gala and left inspired by their commitment

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

accelerate the rollout of its educational programs across more cities and villages

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The best way to characterize Pratham is an organization that is helping address the foundational cause of literacy and numeracy, effectively (through demonstrated learning outcomes), cost effectively, and at scale (34 million touched by Read India campaign. This is a very rare combination that makes Pratham very special.

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The best way to characterize Pratham is an organization that is helping address the foundational cause of literacy and numeracy, effectively (through demonstrated learning outcomes), cost effectively, and at scale (34 million touched by Read India campaig

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Simple concept that is working. Providing the basic skills such as reading and writing can open doors for many who could have never imagined what their potential is. Excellent organization that is simple but sophisticated to expand at a level that has touched many lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

simple who took time to explain what this organization does, how it works and how you can make a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

We have been involved in many educational non-profits and none has the expanse and reach of Pratham. Pratham has been able to convince many all across India to let the volunteers provide the needed support as well as all across US to spread the word and receive support for its mission. Pratham provides the very foundation for success in life for countless children and gives hope for future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our family visited two locations in Pune where Pratham trained community teachers were engaged in teaching a group of children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and believed in the mission of the organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach many more children across India

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I'm very selective about charities I support and it has been extremely rewarding to support Pratham. The volunteers simply amaze me with their passion and results-oriented service.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutely amazing. In the NC chapter Chitra and Chaya stand out as the most committed and passionate volunteers. High caliber volunteers make a highly respected organization.

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I had better seats at the Gala.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Pratham was one of the first organizations that I got associated with in terms of field work. It was always an eye-opener while visiting Pratham centers in India and also viewing their impact. The ASER survey is one of its own kind and has been beneficial to all organizations involved in the educational field within India, including the Indian government. I commend Pratham for having taken steps to conduct this survey, and their continuous involvement with government schools and programs such as SSA.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the benefits this organzation has provided to the kids in the poor neighborhoods of Mumbai.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the challenge in truly implementing government policies.

Ways to make it better...

I had been an active worked on the field.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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