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Pratham USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Primary & Elementary Schools

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

Programs: Read india is a remedial learning program for children who don't know how to read, write and do arithmetic and are lagging in school. Currently, read india can be replicated and scaled-up with school and government partners. In this phase, a "learning camp" model has been adopted. The model is piloted with a few thousand children, replicated in groups of schools, and subsequently scaled-up, in partnership with state governments, to reach millions of children.

the vocational skills training program prepares india's youth for success by teaching relevant skills for today. The program allows them to choose their path in areas as diverse as banking, agriculture, or restaurant and hotel services. Through pratham usa new entrepreneurship program, they can also learn what it takes to start their own businesses.

aser - annual status of education report and second chance - each year aser collects data on more than 600,000 children, between the age of 5-16, and covers close to 16,000 villages. 25,000 to 30,000 volunteers from more than 500 partner organizations participate in the data collection covering about 577 districts of the country.

pose - pratham open school of education, second chance lends educational support to adolescent girls and women to assist them in completing their secondary education and earning their diplomas.

Community Stories

68 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Here are few things that I like about Prataham -Yearly ASER survey to find out how much % of children in different age groups are able to read and write -Creating special programs around the public education system instead of trying to build a parallel education infrastructure.

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Donor

Rating: 4

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.