Pratham


WHO ARE WE?

Pratham is the largest non governmental organisation working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India. Pratham was established in 1994 to provide education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage.

Today we reach out to millions of children living both in rural and urban areas through a range of interventions. The Pratham team comprises of ed
ucationists, development professionals, media personnel, corporates, workers, activists, PhDs, MBAs, CAs, civil servants, bankers, corporate professionals, consultants, who all bring their experiences and perspectives to the organsiation and are unified by the common vision of improving the future of our children.
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Pratham awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Development Cooperation for providing quality education to millions of disadvantaged children in India!

The jury underscored Pratham’s ability to address children’s varied baseline levels and needs in order to achieve effective learning both in and out of school. The Pratham model has delivered quality education to tens of millions of disadvantaged children by coordinating voluntary and government efforts and evaluating the results. .....
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From Schooling to Learning in India: How Can We Take Everyone Along?

Dr. Madhav Chavan and Rukmini Banerji discuss the challenges that plague the Indian Education system and offer cogent solutions to some of the key problems that we have to contend with. Click to View
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Overseas Development Institute Panel Discussion

A short video of Dr. Rukmini Banerji speaking at the ODI event on Public services for all: the politics of delivery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Oo-mZaG9tmU
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2013 Citi Micro Enterprise Awards

Citi and ACCESS inviting nominations for community from Micro Enterprise which has overcome socio economic challenges, build self sustaining business to create employment and contributed meaningfully to their communities. Read more...
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