Government Tie Ups
Pratham worked with the Government of Rajasthan from 2010 to 2013 to improve learning levels of children in 11 blocks of 11 districts. In this period, Pratham had trained around 4500 teachers on the Combined Activities for Maximize Learning (CAMaL) teaching methodology and assessment of Std. 1-2 children. Over 1,800 headmasters also received training on testing processes, usage of material, and volunteering opportunities. More than 5,000 volunteers were mobilized and trained in that year to support these teachers and schools. Pratham team also worked with Std. 3-5 children who were not at their grade-specific competencies in reading and math. Pratham Rajasthan covered around 28,000 children in 2013.
In 2013, Pratham was invited to contribute to the planning, designing and creating content for the Reading Campaign; an initiative started by Government of Rajasthan. Post this. Pratham was asked to provide monitoring support during the implementation of the campaign. Pratham was also involved in 'Sambalan', a state-wide student assessment carried out by the government.
The Padho Bundi project was launched in October 2013 by the District Administration of Bundi in collaboration with Pratham Rajasthan in order to improve the learning levels of Std. 3-5 children. Initially, a pilot was conducted in 20 schools of Teleda block. After observing the results, the program was scaled up to 197 schools which needed the intervention the most.