Pratham wins fifth Kravis Prize

Pratham, India’s largest educational non-profit organization, has been awarded the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership. Founded in 1994, Pratham aims to improve the quality of education for India’s most vulnerable children. Its flagship programme, Read India, works with governments and communities to improve the reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills of children aged between 6 and 14 and has reached around 34 million children to date. Now in its fifth year, the prize, whose previous winners include Fazle Abed, founder of BRAC, and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), is worth $250,000. It will be awarded at a ceremony on 23 March.

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