Our Leaders
 
A Ph.D in chemistry and former faculty member at Mumbai University.A social worker and educationist. An economist. An activist. These are Pratham's visionaries, dedicated towards providing quality education to India's children and youth. Together they engage with governments, business houses, other civil organizations to push Pratham's mandate and to create positive change in our education policies. They are the pillars of Pratham.
 
Rukmini Banerji is the Chief Executive Officer of Pratham Education Foundation. Until recently, she was responsible for Pratham's programs and activities in several major states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and was also the Director of ASER Centre (the research and assessment unit of Pratham).

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Dr.MadhavChavan is the Full-time Member of the Board of Directors in charge of vocational training and digital learning innovations in Pratham, one of the largest non-government organizationin India addressing the needs of millions of children each year through quality education and policy change.


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Ms.Farida Lambay is co-Founder of Pratham. She has over 25 years of experience as an education and social activist. She presently heads the Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children and has led Pratham's work in the area of child labour and "child at risk," in various states over the years. In addition to her work at Pratham, she is former Vice Principal of the Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work in Mumbai.

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Ms.Usha Rane has been one of the leaders of the teaching-learning innovations at Pratham. Prior to joining Pratham, she worked with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. In 2002, she authored the "Maharashtra State Human Development Report", which focused on the issue of the social development in the state. Mobilising communities and catalyzing schools to deliver basic learning on a mass-scale has been one of her primary interests.

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Pratham Education Foundation's UshaRane talks about the USAID supported project in Maharashtra. With a focus on short duration, high intensity - Learning Camps, the project involves communities, parents, and volunteers etc. to provide remedial support with a simple, scalable and cost effective model.