Read India

About the Project

In 2007 Pratham launched the nationwide Read India movement with the objective that all children in India should be able to read, write and do basic math. The focus of Read India in Phase I (2007-2010) was to work on scale across India in partnership with communities and governments. In Phase II (2010-2013) Pratham consolidated its work by developing effective block excellence programs for improving learning and creating demonstration blocks (clusters of 100 villages each) in many states. The demonstration models established in this phase were accepted by governments, led to partnerships and are constantly evolving as models.

In the current and on-going Phase III of Read India (2013-2016), the strategy was built on past experiences from across India and was shaped by accumulating evidence on one hand, and Pratham’s resources and capabilities on the other. Key aspects of Pratham’s program approach include Assessment, Grouping by level and Teaching by level with a focus on reading, writing and arithmetic. 
April 24, 2019 (last update 01-10-2021)