Nonprofit founded 1999 (Pratham India founded 1994)
9703 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042
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Pratham is India’s largest nonprofit organization focusing on education and literacy for children.
- Pratham’s direct urban programs, including pre-schools, community libraries and remedial learning programs reach hundreds of thousands of children every year.
- Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), supported by Google.org, evaluates India’s status of education through direct testing of over 700,000 children in 16,000 villages across India.
- Pratham Books has developed and published over 130 titles and printed over 3 million children’s books in local Indian languages.
- In 2007, with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Pratham launched the Read India campaign, an innovative, low-cost effort to reach the ~100 million children in India who cannot read, write or do basic math. With the continued support of the Hewlett Foundation in 2010, the Read India campaign has entered its second phase focusing its attention at the village level and addressing more advanced levels of learning.