Pratham has been recognized internationally by prestigious awards and prominent organizations for both the quality of our innovations and for our extensive impact.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

  • Lui Che Woo 2018 Prize in the Positive Energy Category for eliminating illiteracy, Hong Kong (2018) “Our own values and vision of making the world a better, more positive place are very similar to that of the Prize, and this generous honor from an international award will greatly support the work of Pratham in continuing to promote quality education to the children who are most in need.” — Dr. Rukmini Banerji,… read more
  • Medal for Distinguished Service to Madhav Chavan, Teachers College, Columbia University (2017) Since its founding in 1887 to help immigrant children and their families, the College has been a powerful force for social justice, championing education that opens doors, unlocks human potential and debates our society’s most inconvenient truths.  Each year, the College awards the Medal to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to education and human… read more
  • BBVA Foundation ‘Frontiers of Knowledge’ Award (2014) "Pratham has expanded the scope of education in resource constrained areas… It has done so through two significant innovations: the creation of simple, accurate and reliable tools for communities to assess learning; and a process that uses scientific evidence to develop new cost-effective programs that drastically improve learning levels." — Jury citation Pratham received the 2014… read more
  • Recognition by the Asia Society as Asia Game Changer (2014) Dr. Madhav Chavan was named a 2014 Asia Game Changer for giving the gift of literacy to millions of Indian children. Launched in 2014 by the Asia Society, the awards recognize those leaders contributing to a positive future for Asia in the core areas of policy and business, arts and culture, and education. As co-founder… read more
  • The Global Journal named Pratham as one of the “Top 100 NGOs” in the world (2012 & 2013) Recognizing the significant role of NGOs as influential agents of change on a global scale, The Global Journal identifies NGOs doing impactful work and curates them into a coveted list. Pratham has been named on the list for two years consecutively. read more
  • WISE Prize for Education to Madhav Chavan 2012 "I had friends working for women’s liberation. I had friends working for the popularization of science. I said to them—none of these things you want to do are possible if people cannot read and write." — Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder, Pratham Pratham co-founder Dr. Madhav Chavan was the recipient of the 2012 World Innovation Summit… read more
  • Recognition by the Asia Society as Asia Game Changer (2014) Dr. Madhav Chavan was named a 2014 Asia Game Changer for giving the gift of literacy to millions of Indian children. Launched in 2014 by the Asia Society, the awards recognize those leaders contributing to a positive future for Asia in the core areas of policy and business, arts and culture…read more read more
  • The Kravis Prize in Leadership (2010) “Pratham's approach to improving educational quality is targeted, cost-effective and sustainable. By collaborating closely with government and local communities, Pratham has shown tremendous results and improved millions of children's lives.” — Henry R. Kravis, founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and alumnus and trustee, Claremont McKenna College Pratham was selected as the 2010 winner… read more

INDIAN AWARDS