Madhav Chavan leads Pratham, whose goal is to ensure that every child is in school and learning well. Pratham works across urban and rural India, mobilizing volunteers to execute low-cost solutions to maximize government efforts. Starting by setting up pre-schools in community spaces or people’s homes in slums, Pratham introduces remedial literacy learning in Indian schools and focuses on measuring outcomes. It launched Read India, which has trained over a million volunteers and teachers, reaching more than 34 million children. Pratham also created partnerships that publish children’s books and provide computer and English learning. It developed the Annual Status of Education Report, a nationwide household survey that assesses the impact of government spending on education.
IMPACT AS OF JAN. 2013:
- In the 2011-2012 school year, Pratham reached 2.6 million children.
- They had 65,000 volunteers as of Aug. 2012.
- They have a presence in 19 of 28 Indian states.
- 61,000 teachers trained
- 14,000 volunteers received computer training
- 700,000 children surveyed for Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report
- 160,000 children borrowed books from Pratham libraries
- 113,000 gained computer skills from 430 centers in 28 cities in 8 states
- 60,000 child laborers and street children rescued, educated and sheltered
- 22,000 children taught in science programming
- 22,000 pre-school age children attend Pratham Balwadis
- More than 2,300 received vocational training
- Learn more: http://www.prathamusa.org/impact
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