Hold a fundraising event
Support Pratham through local events and activities. Organise social events to suit your community, from intimate gatherings to larger functions. Getting involved is an excellent way to meet like-minded people in your community while working for a common cause.
Organise A Social Event
Organise social events that reflect the culture of your community. These can bookmark specific cultural events (eg Diwali, Holi, Australia Day, Christmas). Food is a reliable way to attract attention and incentivise supporters to donate!
From intimate gatherings to picnics and larger scale galas, these events will not only gather donations for Pratham, but will also act to spread the brand and have you meeting like-minded members of your community.
Donations As Gifts
Encourage your friends and relatives to donate to Pratham in lieu of presents for your birthday, house-warming or other personal milestones!
Hold sales (books, household items, plants) with a portion of proceeds donated to Pratham.
Form Donor Partnerships
Form partnerships with local Indian restaurants or retail outlets. Encourage them to add a small amount ($1 or $2) to each bill as a donation to Pratham.
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What Makes Us Different?
Large Scale Change
Pratham works in collaboration with the Indian government, local communities, parents, teachers, volunteers, and civil society members. Our programs are implemented on a large scale to reach as many children as possible, and provide sustainable long term results.
Results & Accountability
Testing tools are implemented to ensure the learning levels of children are always improving, and each child is provided the right education for their learning level. Our testing tools frquently assess the impact of our programs, driving reporting and accountability.
Pratham’s teaching strategies break down traditional tactics and challenge the status quo in our schools. We pioneered positives changes in schooling and learning that has had a major impact on national education policy discussions.
Making A Profound Impact In India
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.
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.