2007- 2009

Based on the findings of ASER 2005 and 2006—that a significant percentage of children could not read, write or do basic arithmetic—Pratham launches its flagship Read India program. Read India aims to improve foundational literacy and numeracy skills of children between the ages of 6 and 14. Partnerships develop between Pratham and the state governments of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and later in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.