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Pratham began working in the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2005. Today programmes range from pre-school education to vocational training.
Read India is active in 14 districts.
The Urban Programme in present in Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam. 5 Centres in each city.
There are 6 centers for the Second Chance programme addressing educational needs of over 1,000 drop-outs students annually in Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam and Guntur.
Multiple Early Childhood Care and Education initiatives are underway in both rural and urban Andhra Pradesh.
A special Urdu programme reaches children in Std. 1 to 9 in Kurnool and Hyderabad Madrasas.
As part of Pratham's Vocational Training programmes there are 'PACE Training Centres' in Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Guntur, Khammam, Nizamabad and Krishna districts .
Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children carries out interventions in Guntur and Hyderabad. The Guntur team conducted the "I Want a Teacher too" campaign as a strategy for advocacy and has been part of the government enrolment campaign (Badi Baat).
Digital Classrooms began in 2013 and is currently active in 130 schools.
Special Programmes
ITC Ltd. is funding a special programme called 'Read India Plus' which reaches out to children in pre-school all the way up till Std.8. This is active in 3 locations near ITC factories in the state.
ADP: Advance Language and Advance Maths programs to children in Std 6 to 8 as well as to set up two community Learning canter(CLC) in the selected community to offer two vocational courses preferably Pre primary Teacher Training course and Basic computers to youth in Hyderabad.
An adult literacy project is conducted specially for women with the objective of providing functional and financial literacy to mothers, and training mothers on how to support their child's education needs.
A special school was set up by Pratham in the Karimnagar district to conduct research on teaching methods. This tested the concept of providing quality education with minimal cost to underprivileged children. Additionally, a special initiative called CHILDLINE 1098 was started. This is a national 24-hour free phone emergency outreach service for children in Karimnagar area.
A Science centre in Vizag holds Science fairs, clubs, and workshops to improve the understanding of Science amongst children, parents, teachers, and villagers. And the same centre will cater for different programs like ITC, ADP and Cairn India.
Research Studies
UNICEF (ECE Study Project): The ASER Centre is conducting a study on early childhood education in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Assam. The objective is to explore the relationship between children's participation in different types of early childhood education programmes, their school readiness, and the learning outcomes in early grades. The study will track a sample of 5,000 children born between 2007 and 2008 in each state for a period of 5 years. In Andhra Pradesh, the selected districts are Medak and Warangal
Government Tie Ups

Pratham has built a strong relationship with the Department of School Education in the state. As a result of Pratham's direct engagement and the increasing focus on quality learning at the state level, a partnership programme on quality improvement among children in Std. 3-5 was initiated in May-2015 and being implanted the program called “Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL)” in Anantapur district. As part of the program; planning to cover 3370 Govt. Primary & Upper Primary schools, planning to train 8000 school teachers on CAMaL methodology and reach will be around 1,11,000/- children in the district.

Education Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) a learning enhancement program has been initiated in Seetampeta tribal area of Srikakulam district. And it’s in the process of approval from the Tribal Welfare department.

One Quality initiative program was implemented through Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs) from Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA)in 14 districts of Combined Andhra Pradesh in the year 2013-14 and covered 1400 Govt. Primary schools.


Pratham is training resource personnel and government teachers across the state in its unique teaching methods for primary schooling in collaboration with the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA).


In the past, Pratham has partnered with the government on educational programmes in 150 Madrasas across the state.