Tuesday, 11 December 2012

World Innovation Summit for Education Prize Recognizes Pratham

The 2012 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Prize for Education has been awarded to Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder and CEO of Pratham, the largest non-governmental provider of basic literacy and numeracy for underpriveledged children in India.  The WISE Prize for Education was established in 2010 to recognize the outstanding, world-class contribution to education by an individual or team.  Launched in the slums of Mumbai, today Pratham has expanded operations to 17 of India’s 28 states, and has programs in pre-school education, learning support for in-school and out-of-school children, computer literacy, vocational training, and special programs for vulnerable and working children.  Independent studies have shown that children who have participated in Pratham’s programs learn more effectively in primary school and perform more highly than other children in their age group.  

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