About Us

Pratham is an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. Established in 1995 to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai, Pratham has grown in both scope and scale, with programs today reaching children and youth across the country.

As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system. Working directly with children and youth as well as through large-scale collaborations with government systems, Pratham programs reach millions of lives every year. Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach has demonstrated proven impact on children’s learning outcomes and is now being adapted to contexts outside India.



Across the spectrum from Early Childhood Education to Secondary Education, our programs strive to achieve focused objectives across different segments, as defined by our understanding of existing gaps and the impact of our innovations over time.

Progress-O-Meter 2020-21

Activities in

States & Union Territories

Government partnerships in

States & Union Territories

Activities engaged

Thousand Parents & Volunteers

Programs reached

Million Children & Youth

Pratham is supporting SCERT Maharashtra in the NIPUN Maharashtra mission by facilitating a mother engagement program aimed at increasing mothers' participation in their child's learning. As part of this effort, 260,000+ mothers' groups have been formed. Pratham trained several layers of department officials on creating and engaging mothers' groups and shared weekly digital content which goes out to all mothers' groups.We thank VVOB - education for development for championing this work! ... See MoreSee Less
Over May and June, the School Readiness Mela is conducted in several states for young children preparing to enter Grade 1. The Mela is a series of engaging activities designed to assess physical, cognitive, language, pre-math, and socio-emotional development skills. At each of the five interactive stalls, dedicated volunteers guide children through various activities in a playful manner, ensuring they feel comfortable. These activities range from walking down a curvy line to check their physical development to narrating a story to check their language skills. Now that’s a fun way to learn!#PrathamEducationFoundation#funlearning #readyforschool #schoolreadinessmela #EnrichingExperience #childdevelopment #parentinvolvement ... See MoreSee Less
Step right into our School Readiness Mela! 🎪 A place where kindergarteners will prepare for their big leap to grade 1! Our mission? Cultivating a love for learning, building self-confidence, and supporting parents in their child's educational journey. 🌈✨At our Mela, little ones embark on a captivating learning adventure through seven interactive stalls. Each stall offers enjoyable activities that assess their growth in five developmental domains. Stay tuned for more details tomorrow!#PrathamEducationFoundation#funlearning #readyforschool #schoolreadinessmela #childdevelopment #parentinvolvement ... See MoreSee Less

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