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Every Child Deserves

Literacy & Learning

Over 50% of India’s fifth graders cannot read at a second-grade level.


Without literacy, the cycle of poverty continues. Australians can help to change that through their support of Pratham's Second Chance Program:

  • $500 will change a girl's life

  • 93% of all donations directly support beneficiaries

  • Pratham reaches India's most remote communities

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Almost 80% of India’s girls leave school before completing Grade 8. Pratham’s Second Chance program assists them to continue their education and become employable.

The 18-month long Second Chance program costs $500 for one girl to complete her secondary education. Your contribution towards this will change her life forever.


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Pratham Programs


We’re raising the bar on reading and writing. Pratham’s programs have already impacted over 45 million kids.


We’re supporting girls and women in India to further their education. 88% of females in our program have already earned their diplomas.


Our investments continue beyond the classroom, helping young adults improve their professional skills. Pratham has already reached over 50,000 youth.


Our research and programs are available to other countries and organisations, too. Our programs have spread to over 12 countries already.


Pratham's Mission

We’ve developed low-cost solutions that help us improve the quality of learning for Indian children on a large scale. By working with governments and building community programs, we’ve already reached tens of millions of Indian students and young people.

Pratham AUS has committed to focus its fundraising efforts on the “Second Chance” program that provides ongoing education for drop-out girls in India who have had to leave school early.

Every Australian has the opportunity to get involved by donating, volunteering, keeping up with the latest news or joining one of our travel programs. Corporate sponsors and partners are welcome to join the movement and build an even stronger connection between Australia and India.


Making A Profound Impact In India

Promoting Literacy

Through the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), our work in education policy has given citizens, governments and nonprofits a voice in education reform internationally.

Ending the Cycle of Poverty

Pratham’s flagship literacy program, "Read India", has demonstrated that children can learn more efficiently when grouped according to ability rather than age.

From Mumbai to the World

What started with a single preschool in the slums of Mumbai has evolved to reach 45 million children and youth through literacy and vocational programs in 20 Indian states.

Recognised Leaders

Our contributions to education have been internationally recognised with accolades including the Asia Game Changer Award, the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award, the WISE Prize for Education, and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.


Stories Of Impact In India ...


Sunil Kumar was born in the tiny village of Khap on the India-Nepal border. His parents were landless laborers with no resources to raise him and his siblings. 


I want to be a scientist, the one who studies stars,” says 10-year-old Shivam, his eyes sparkling with the hope of pursuing his dreams. 


It is evening in the outskirts of Hyderabad, where I have come to observe an Urdu learning camp run by a young woman named Sherine.

Learn about the Pratham vision in India ...

Understand the impact Pratham is making through the story of Mangala ...

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