Combined Activities for Maximized Learning (CAMaL – meaning wonder) has evolved out of Pratham’s practice of teaching reading, writing, and math with children in disadvantaged communities.Watch this video to understand this pedagogy better!
Pratham is one of India's largest non-governmental organizations providing quality education to underprivileged children in India. Pratham uses low-cost, scalable methods and works in collaboration with the government, local communities, parents, teachers and volunteers across the country to educate millions of children every year. Our mission is "Every Child in School and Learning Well."
Initiated in 2007, Pratham's flagship program, Read India, aims to improve the reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills of children between 6-14 years. Even though India has taken significant strides to improve enrolment levels in schools, a large percentage of children still lack these essential skills.
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER),is the largest annual survey of rural children done by the citizen of India every year since 2005.
Each year ASER collects data on more than 600,000 children, between the age of 3-16, and covers close to 16,000 villages. 25,000 to 30,000 volunteers from more than 500 partner organizations participate in the data collection covering about 570 districts of the country.
India's youth faces serious problems of unemployment and underemployment. Pratham Institute for literacy, education and vocational training was set up in 2005 to help provide individuals with practical skills. The aim was to create sustainable youth skilling programs for employment in industry and to foster entrepreneurship.