‘Covid-19 and mental health: Are children ready to go back to school?’

‘Covid-19 and mental health: Are children ready to go back to school?’

‘Covid-19 and mental health: Are children ready to go back to school?’ This article was written by Dr Wilima Wadhwa…

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A trip to Haroa: Field visit in COVID-19 times

A trip to Haroa: Field visit in COVID-19 times

Blog by Ranajit Bhattacharyya, a Pratham veteran It is past 6 am in the morning. Manoj and I are on our…

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‘स्कूली पढ़ाई की बुनियाद मजबूत करने का समय’

‘स्कूली पढ़ाई की बुनियाद मजबूत करने का समय’

'स्कूली पढ़ाई की बुनियाद मजबूत करने का समय' This article was written by Dr Rukmini Banerji The original article was…

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‘बच्चे बातचीत कर, चर्चा कर किताब पढ़ते-समझते हैं तो उम्र या कक्षा को पीछे छोड़ देते हैं, बच्चों के लिए पढ़ाई के साथ बातचीत और गपशप भी जरूरी’

‘बच्चे बातचीत कर, चर्चा कर किताब पढ़ते-समझते हैं तो उम्र या कक्षा को पीछे छोड़ देते हैं, बच्चों के लिए पढ़ाई के साथ बातचीत और गपशप भी जरूरी’

This article was written by Dr Rukmini Banerji The original article was published in Dainik Bhaskar (https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/when-children-read-and-understand-a-book-by-talking-discussing-then-leaving-age-or-class-behind-conversation-and-gossip-are-also-necessary-for-children-along-with-studies-128950896.html) किताब और कहानियों…

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‘पहली कक्षा से पहले की पढ़ाई भी बच्चों के लिए बेहद जरूरी है, कोरोना से पूर्व-प्राथमिक शिक्षा हुई प्रभावित’

‘पहली कक्षा से पहले की पढ़ाई भी बच्चों के लिए बेहद जरूरी है, कोरोना से पूर्व-प्राथमिक शिक्षा हुई प्रभावित’

  This article was written by Dr Rukmini Banerji The original article was published in Dainik Bhaskar (https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/education-before-first-grade-is-also-very-important-for-children-pre-primary-education-affected-by-corona-128902114.html) कम उम्र…

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View: As India plans to reopen classrooms, ‘teaching the children’ must replace ‘teaching the curriculum’

View: As India plans to reopen classrooms, ‘teaching the children’ must replace ‘teaching the curriculum’

The article was published in The Economic Times. Read more at:https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/et-commentary/view-as-india-plans-to-reopen-classrooms-teaching-the-children-must-replace-teaching-the-curriculum/articleshow/85634837.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst “Focus on where children are today, and help them…

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महामारी से बढ़ी परेशानी, किस उम्र में मिले कैसी शिक्षा, बच्चों के विकास की बुनियाद पर ध्यान दें

महामारी से बढ़ी परेशानी, किस उम्र में मिले कैसी शिक्षा, बच्चों के विकास की बुनियाद पर ध्यान दें

This article was written by Rukmini Banerji The original article was published in Dainik Bhaskar (https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/the-problem-increased-due-to-the-epidemic-what-kind-of-education-did-you-get-at-what-age-pay-attention-to-the-foundation-of-childrens-development-128851921.html?fbclid=IwAR1wF3YbUvlhlHgl-gWAEXgh2ym5Nuy81QRsh2tJVo-yqIeI7IyYAXdsDqI) “आज जिस बच्चे का…

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View: As India plans to reopen classrooms, ‘teaching the children’ must replace ‘teaching the curriculum’

View: As India plans to reopen classrooms, ‘teaching the children’ must replace ‘teaching the curriculum’

This article was first published in The Economic Times. It has been co-authored by our CEO Rukmini Banerji and Nobel-laureate…

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The lessons learned from our women’s hockey team can show a new direction to our education system, a letter to the women’s hockey team of India!

The lessons learned from our women’s hockey team can show a new direction to our education system, a letter to the women’s hockey team of India!

Dr Rukmini Banerji’s column in Dainik Bhaskar: The lessons learned from our women’s hockey team can show a new direction…

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‘Schools Must Reopen For Children’s Mental Wellbeing, To Narrow Digital Learning Gap’

‘Schools Must Reopen For Children’s Mental Wellbeing, To Narrow Digital Learning Gap’

How do we address the problem of children being out of school for more than 18-months? From rebuilding the basics…

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To reopen schools, India must go local

To reopen schools, India must go local

“The time to act is now!” An insightful co-authored article by Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham and Yamini Aiyar,…

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महामारी के दौर से गुजर चुके बच्चों के मन की बात सुनें, यह जानना-समझना बहुत जरूरी है कि बच्चों के मन और सोच पर क्या असर हुआ है?

महामारी के दौर से गुजर चुके बच्चों के मन की बात सुनें, यह जानना-समझना बहुत जरूरी है कि बच्चों के मन और सोच पर क्या असर हुआ है?

This article was written by Rukmini Banerji The original article was published in Dainik Bhaskar https://www.bhaskar.com/opinion/news/listen-to-the-mind-of-the-children-who-have-gone-through-the-epidemic-it-is-very-important-to-know-what-has-been-the-effect-on-the-mind-and-thinking-of-the-children-128605999.html कोई शहर, कोई गांव,…

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Lessons from ASER and Pratham India on the Role of Citizens and Communities in Improving Children’s Learning by Dr Rukmini Banerji

Lessons from ASER and Pratham India on the Role of Citizens and Communities in Improving Children’s Learning by Dr Rukmini Banerji

In the book “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption”, Dr. Rukmini Banerji’s chapter highlights how community-based learning…

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Catch-up is a long-pending, low-hanging fruit: Dr. Rukmini Banerji

Catch-up is a long-pending, low-hanging fruit: Dr. Rukmini Banerji

The article titled ‘India’s schools ‘cannot pick up where they left off’ after Covid’ focuses on the impact of school…

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There’s a lot of potential to use various mediums to help underprivileged kids: Dr. Rukmini Banerji

There’s a lot of potential to use various mediums to help underprivileged kids: Dr. Rukmini Banerji

  Dr. Rukmini Banerji was quoted in this Forbes India article that talks about the flip side of digital learning…

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Pratham’s TaRL approach features in The Economist

Pratham’s TaRL approach features in The Economist

  Pratham's Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach was recently featured in The Economist. The article titled 'Covid-19 creates…

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परीक्षा किताबों तक ही सीमित न रहे, इसे भविष्य में काम आने वाले हुनर से भी जोड़ना चाहिए: रुक्मिणी बनर्जी

परीक्षा किताबों तक ही सीमित न रहे, इसे भविष्य में काम आने वाले हुनर से भी जोड़ना चाहिए: रुक्मिणी बनर्जी

  10 साल स्कूल में बिताकर हमारे बच्चे क्या सीखते हैं? आने वाले जीवन और आजीविका के लिए स्कूली शिक्षा…

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Pratham & Liver Foundation join hands to strengthen primary education in 22 villages

Pratham & Liver Foundation join hands to strengthen primary education in 22 villages

Pratham Education Foundation and Liver Foundation have collaborated for an initiative called Pora Lekha (পড়া–লেখা)  to strengthen the primary education system in 22…

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Pratham wins the Indian Chamber of Commerce Social Impact Award 2021

Pratham wins the Indian Chamber of Commerce Social Impact Award 2021

Pratham's vocational training program, Pratham Institute, has won the Indian Chamber of Commerce Social Impact Award 2021 in the 'Employment-enhancing…

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शिक्षा का स्तर कोरोना के पहले भी संतोषजनक नहीं, अब किताबें दूर रख बुनियादी पढ़ाई मजबूत करनी होगी

शिक्षा का स्तर कोरोना के पहले भी संतोषजनक नहीं, अब किताबें दूर रख बुनियादी पढ़ाई मजबूत करनी होगी

शिक्षा का स्तर कोरोना के पहले भी संतोषजनक नहीं, अब किताबें दूर रख बुनियादी पढ़ाई मजबूत करनी होगी: रुक्मिणी बनर्जी…

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रुक्मिणी बनर्जी का कॉलम:इस साल स्कूलों का खुलना उत्सव की तरह मनाया जाए, बच्चों और टीचर्स को साथ बिताने के लिए वक्त मिले

रुक्मिणी बनर्जी का कॉलम:इस साल स्कूलों का खुलना उत्सव की तरह मनाया जाए, बच्चों और टीचर्स को साथ बिताने के लिए वक्त मिले

बच्चे एक चुनौतीपूर्ण समय के बाद स्कूल जा रहें हैं| हर कक्षा में इस नई शुरुआत का जश्न मनाना ज़रूरी…

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How can formative assessment foster learning as schools reopen?

How can formative assessment foster learning as schools reopen?

This blog was originally posted on the UNICEF blog website and can be found here: https://blogs.unicef.org/evidence-for-action/how-can-assessment-foster-learning-as-schools-reopen/ During COVID-19 related school…

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World Bank Guide Features Pratham’s Remote Learning Solution

World Bank Guide Features Pratham’s Remote Learning Solution

Pratham’s remote learning work during lockdown has been featured as a case study in a recent guide by the World…

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Developing Contextualized Life Skills Interventions in Conflict-Affected Areas: Lessons from Jammu and Kashmir, India

Developing Contextualized Life Skills Interventions in Conflict-Affected Areas: Lessons from Jammu and Kashmir, India

By Samriddhi Vij and Yashila Singh Link to the original article https://reach.gse.harvard.edu/blogs/migration-displacement/series/developing-contextualized-life-skills-interventions-in-conflict-affected-areas-lessons-from-jammu-and-kashmir-india Conflict-affected areas are often marked by great uncertainty.…

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Rethinking Education: Post Pandemic Opportunities from Education Leaders

Rethinking Education: Post Pandemic Opportunities from Education Leaders

“In the crisis, the ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘who’, and ‘when’ of our #education systems has changed; we need to leverage the…

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Migrant workers have returned to India’s cities – but they are even more vulnerable now

Migrant workers have returned to India’s cities – but they are even more vulnerable now

In this article for Scroll, Pratham Institute’s Annette Francis and Medha Uniyal discuss the different forms of worker vulnerability in…

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Creating Impact Through Shared Purpose:Pratham’s ADP India CSR Programme

Creating Impact Through Shared Purpose:Pratham’s ADP India CSR Programme

The Indian School of Business has done a case commentary on Pratham and ADP partnership. Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji’s…

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Even before reopening, schools should involve parents & convince them to send children back: Rukmini Banerji

Even before reopening, schools should involve parents & convince them to send children back: Rukmini Banerji

Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation, is quoted in this in-depth article by Indiaspend that covers various aspects of…

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Understanding the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on Migrant Construction Workers in India

Understanding the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on Migrant Construction Workers in India

Between June 2020 and August 2020, Neev – a multi-stakeholder consortium working to improve worker welfare in the Indian construction…

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Pratham Education Foundation and StoryWeaver join hands to share the joy of reading on Children’s Day

Pratham Education Foundation and StoryWeaver join hands to share the joy of reading on Children’s Day

Pratham Education Foundation and StoryWeaver (an initiative of Pratham Books, a not-for-profit publisher) announced their partnership on Nov 14, 2020…

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ASER 2020 Wave 1 findings released on Oct 28, 2020

ASER 2020 Wave 1 findings released on Oct 28, 2020

India’s largest phone-based survey on children’s learning releases with ASER 2020 Wave 1    The Annual Survey of Education Report 2020…

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Pratham’s TaRL approach listed as ‘Good Buy’ to improve learning in low- and middle-income countries

Pratham’s TaRL approach listed as ‘Good Buy’ to improve learning in low- and middle-income countries

Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach has been listed as a ‘good buy’ to improve learning in low-…

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Pratham’s TaRL approach features in the White Paper by Save Our Future

Pratham’s TaRL approach features in the White Paper by Save Our Future

Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach was featured prominently in the joint white paper launched by the Save Our…

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Samyukta Subramanian (Pratham Education Foundation) Speaks on the National Education Policy 2020

Samyukta Subramanian (Pratham Education Foundation) Speaks on the National Education Policy 2020

A discussion on how the NEP re-imagines early childhood education. Samyukta Subramanian (Pratham Education Foundation) and Nisha Vernekar (Inclusive Education,…

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How smoothly can schools “unlock”? | The Hindu In Focus podcast

How smoothly can schools “unlock”? | The Hindu In Focus podcast

BY ZUBEDA HAMID Appeared in “The Hindu” on October 12, 2020 View main podcast In this podcast with The Hindu,…

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Women’s Leadership in the Development Sector

Women’s Leadership in the Development Sector

This report includes insights from Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham, on the work culture at the organisation. Rukmini also talks about…

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The freedom to get an education

The freedom to get an education

Despite technological advancements, close to half the country’s children don’t have access to knowledge and learning, even when they go…

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How Schools Can Make Up For Learning Loss When They Reopen: Lessons From A UP Study

How Schools Can Make Up For Learning Loss When They Reopen: Lessons From A UP Study

Mumbai: Schools, when they reopen, must focus on foundational skills among children–basic reading and arithmetic–to make up for the learning…

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An Expert Explains: How Covid has hit learning

An Expert Explains: How Covid has hit learning

Written by Rukmini Banerji Original article appeared in The Indian Express on 27 July 2020: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-how-covid-has-hit-learning-6524830/ What has the prolonged…

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ICAN – International Common Assessment of Numeracy

ICAN – International Common Assessment of Numeracy

Pratham’s very first ASER survey was implemented fifteen years ago this year. Since 2005, the ASER report has been released…

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Pratham mentioned in UNICEF Guidance on learning continuity

Pratham mentioned in UNICEF Guidance on learning continuity

Pratham mentioned in UNICEF Guidance on learning continuity UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia has developed guidance on learning continuity…

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TaRL and Pratham’s background paper in UNESCO’s GEM Report 2020

TaRL and Pratham’s background paper in UNESCO’s GEM Report 2020

TaRL and Pratham’s background paper in UNESCO’s GEM Report 2020 The Global Education Monitoring report released by UNESCO has a…

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“We need to involve the local community in education”

“We need to involve the local community in education”

“We need to involve the local community in education” P Anima in conversation with Dr. Wilima Wadhwa, Director, ASER Centre…

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Turning Our Education Crisis Into Opportunity: Lessons From High-Performing Nonprofits

Turning Our Education Crisis Into Opportunity: Lessons From High-Performing Nonprofits

Turning Our Education Crisis Into Opportunity: Lessons From High-Performing Nonprofits The original article was published in Forbes on May 29,…

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‘It’s Not A Problem If Schools Are The Last To Open’

‘It’s Not A Problem If Schools Are The Last To Open’

‘It’s Not A Problem If Schools Are The Last To Open’ The original article was published in IndiaSpend on May…

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CONNECTING THE DISCONNECTED

CONNECTING THE DISCONNECTED

CONNECTING THE DISCONNECTED In the midst of COVID-19, EdTech has become the need of the hour. Here are five ways…

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Once schools reopen, help children reconnect I Opinion

Once schools reopen, help children reconnect I Opinion

Once schools reopen, help children reconnect I Opinion Original article was published in Hindustan Times on May 16, 2020 https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/once-schools-reopen-help-children-reconnect/story-cFseFHmp3g3doP6NokcqgJ.html…

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Economy and society will not be the same after pandemic retreats

Economy and society will not be the same after pandemic retreats

Economy and society will not be the same after pandemic retreats The need for learning skills that will help to…

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Connecting to children & communities in a time of crisis: Pratham initiative for fun & learning

Connecting to children & communities in a time of crisis: Pratham initiative for fun & learning

THE SITUATION TODAY The number of children, youth and adults not attending schools or educational institutions because of COVID-19 has been…

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Pratham’s measures in light of COVID-19

Pratham’s measures in light of COVID-19

  Dear Friends, Like everyone else across the globe, at Pratham, we are learning a lot of new things in…

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Pratham: a movement, born in India, spreading in Botswana and beyond

Pratham: a movement, born in India, spreading in Botswana and beyond

by Noam Angrist, Moitshepi Matsheng, Thato Letsomo, and Sunshine Ntshambiwa, leaders of Young 1ove, one of the largest youth NGOs…

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Launch of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019 ‘Early Years’

Launch of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019 ‘Early Years’

The fourteenth Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2019) ‘Early Years’ was released on 14 January 2020 in New Delhi.…

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Catching Up in Kazungula

Catching Up in Kazungula

From 27-28 January 2020, Rukmini Banerji (CEO, Pratham) visited Zambia with the TaRL Africa Board of Directors to see the…

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Breaking Superstitions with Science: How we engaged youth to generate scientific curiosity in villages

Breaking Superstitions with Science: How we engaged youth to generate scientific curiosity in villages

An eclipse is associated with many superstitions in India. To counter such superstitions and generate scientific curiosity among people, especially…

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