Pratham UK was founded in 2003 by volunteers who wanted to help make a difference through educating children. As an overseas chapter of Pratham India, Pratham UK focuses on fundraising to support Pratham's programme work on the ground, whilst also increasing awareness of the charity's goals and activity with a UK audience by holding fundraising and awareness building events throughout the year. Click here to find out more.
Pratham's flagship programme, Read India, aims to help improve reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills of children in the 6-14 years age group. Even though India has taken significant strides to improve enrolment levels in schools, a large percentage of children still cannot read, write and/or do basic arithmetic. This programme is executed with the help of school teachers, workers and volunteers. They are mobilised and trained by Pratham teams. Pratham has partnered with 11 state governments over the years to implement the Read India programme.