Pratham addresses gaps in education systems with innovative, low-cost, replicable interventions that span the age spectrum. Working both directly and through government systems, these programs collectively reach millions of children and thousands of school dropouts each year. In “direct” work, a Pratham instructor works with children either in the school or in the community, whereas the “partnership” model involves Pratham teams working closely with government teams at the state, district or city level to design and implement programs. Pratham’s approach to improving learning outcomes continues to serve as a model, both within India and beyond.


Early Childhood Education

Pratham’s Early Childhood Education program works with children in the age group of 3-6 years on physical, language, cognitive and social-emotional development.


Grounded in Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach, interventions with Grades 1-5 are proven effective at improving children’s reading and math learning outcomes.

Beyond Elementary

The Second Chance program provides school dropouts—especially women—with another chance at education, focusing on Grade 10 completion.

Digital Initiatives

Across age groups, Pratham leverages innovative technology so children and youth can take education into their own hands.

International Collaborations

Adaptations of the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach address children’s low learning levels in countries around the world.

"ASER data should be looked at to understand how far have we come and where do we need to go", says Dr. Rukmini Banerji while sharing her insights on the ASER findings in conversation with Uma Vishnu from Indian Express.Watch the full interview: Centre Pratham USA Pratham UK ... See MoreSee Less
Listen to what Dr. Rukmini Banerji has to say about making big things possible when everyone works together toward it. Tune in to the full podcast by Ericsson where Dr. Banerji from Pratham and Abhay Saboo from CoLearn Indonesia spoke about 'The Impact of Connectivity on the Future of Education' Centre Pratham USA Pratham UK ... See MoreSee Less
Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham was in conversation with Sara Goss from Ericsson in the debut episode of Tech Cetera, Season 2 alongside Abhay Saboo, Founder and CEO of CoLearn Indonesia. They spoke about the 'Impact of Connectivity on the Future of Education'.Dr. Banerji stressed on the importance of understanding what learning should really mean and how we can bring in people who can help children with this.listen to the full podcast here: Centre Pratham USA Pratham UK ... See MoreSee Less
Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, in conversation with Zubeda Hamid of The Hindu. She unpacks the ASER 2022 findings, sharing her insights on the drop in learning levels and the policy landscape in India.Listen to this episode from In Focus by The Hindu on Spotify. It was only in 2022, after the third wave of COVID-19, that schools in India finally reopened fully, after two plus years of pandemic-related disruptions. Educationists had flagged concerns both about students potentially dropping out and... ... See MoreSee Less