History

Founded on the belief that every child must have the opportunity to go to school and learn,  Pratham is now one of India’s largest non-governmental organizations in the education sector. From our beginnings in the slums of Mumbai to a national organization operating in 23 states and union territories, Pratham remains steadfastly committed to the mission of “every child in school and learning well”.

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2018

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Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach is being adapted to contexts outside India...

Dec 19, 2018
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2015- 2016

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Pratham's Lakhon Mein Ek campaign mobilizes 375,000 citizens. Over the course of three months,...

Nov 1, 2017
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2015

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The People's Action of Learning (PAL) Network is established with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya....

Nov 4, 2015
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2012

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Pratham pilots a successful teaching-learning model in two rural districts of Bihar, which...

Dec 4, 2012
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2011

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The Second Chance program is launched to enable girls and women who had dropped out of school to...

Oct 17, 2011
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2010- 2012

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Pratham receives international recognition—the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Prize (2010), the Skoll...

May 6, 2010
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2009

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Pratham goes global with adoption of the ASER-type approach in Pakistan and Kenya. Other countries,...

Nov 15, 2009
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2008- 2010

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The Pratham Arora Centre for Education (PACE) is created to provide industry-specific training to...

Apr 11, 2008
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2008

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In the summer of 2008, massive volunteer mobilization across the country is done to have summer...

Apr 11, 2008
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2007- 2009

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Based on the findings of ASER 2005 and 2006—that a significant percentage of children could not...

Apr 12, 2007
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2005

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The first Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey is conducted across rural India. ASER...

Apr 12, 2005
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2000- 2003

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Pratham develops the innovative Learning-to-Read method for improving children’s ability to read...

May 13, 2001
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1998- 2001

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Pratham’s work spreads to other locations across India, including Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow,...

May 27, 2000
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1998

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“Bridge” classes are launched for mainstreaming out of school children into the education...

May 20, 1998
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1995

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Pratham Mumbai Education Initiative is founded by Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay. As its first...

May 12, 1995
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