One of the best ways to improve someone’s life is through early age education. But sometimes there are situations where children don’t have the ability to attend school, no matter the harm it might do to their lives.
Pratham works to fix this. Focused on providing education to underprivileged children in India, Pratham was established in 1994 to provide pre-school education to the urban children in the slums of Mumbai City. Since then the program has expanded until it reaches millions of children living in both rural and urban areas through a range of interventions.
The unique thing about Pratham is that they work with the government in order to bring about change, supplementing governmental efforts and working in close collaboration with municipal corporations in cities like Mumbai and Delhi.
In 2010 Pratham was selected by a committee to be awarded the Henry Kravis Prize in Leadership. The selection committee included Marie-Josee Kravis, Harry T McMohan, and Lord Rothschild and was offered by the Claremont McKenna College in California.
The Henry Kravis Prize in Leadership was established in 2006 in order to identify extraordinary leadership in the non-profit sector and share their best practices with other non-profits.