Bubbly Pandey #IAmPratham #UttarPradesh I always wanted to work in Education. When I was in seventh Grade, I liked to scribble my signature on books. In ninth Grade, I started teaching children from my village. It was free of cost. There was no degree college in my village, and I had to travel out of my village every day after twelfth Grade to attend private tuitions for completing graduation. This is where my father started to support me in running tuitions at home. If I was late, he would begin the class with the children. One day, someone from my village told me about a training being conducted by an organisation. This training was related to teaching and learning. I spoke to a trainer named Abdul Kalaam. He said, “How can we enrol you now? We are on the third day of the training.” To this, I said, “No issues. I still have a few more days of training left. I am working for the same cause. I teach as well. If I learn something new here, then I will be able to implement it in my class.” This is how I got my first training. I was allotted a school that was about 3 km away from my village. So for the next few months, I was teaching in the school assigned by Pratham and continued teaching in my village. One day, I got a call from a friend who was trained with me. She said that she has been asked to come for an interview. I believed that if I got through that interview, then my dream of doing something for children on a large scale would come true. Ram Naresh was surprised to see five girls together, and while only 1 of us had her name on the list of interviewees. We persuaded him to give us a chance. This interview was followed by a long wait for the results. Finally, I got a call from Pratham, and they told me that I was selected! My parents were elated, but I was worried. This was the first time that a girl from my village was moving out for work. When I shared my apprehension with my grandfather, he said a nice thing that I remember till date. He said, “Don’t worry about what society sis right, then he will be right in a crowd, but if a person is wrong, then he will be wrong even in a locked room.” I packed my bags and joined Pratham.
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Pratham’s journey began 23 years ago with a mission to improve the quality of #education in India. This journey of #ideation, #innovation and #action is filled with many breakthroughs, #learning and a lot many #smiles. While we continue walking on this path we bring to you a few of our milestones with #ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #children
ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) is an annual citizen-led survey that aims to provide estimates of children’s schooling status and basic learning levels for each state and rural district in India. Since 2005, the ASER model has grown organically and spread across the globe over the period of a decade, leading to the formation of the PAL Network (The People’s Action for Learning Network) which is a community of 14 countries across 3 continents to carry out the assessment in their homes. #WednesdayWisdom #DidYouKnow #ASER #Education #Learning #Children
Our parents are there for all our firsts. The first time we walk, speak or enter a school. They are and will always be our companions on the road to learning. Pratham distributed tablets in Shahkheda in 2017, for the first time. So we asked the parents of Suraj and Bandana, what they have to say about their child's first step into digital education. Check out episode 3 of the Hybrid Learning series, where we talk to the parents of the Shahkheda children - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9qRgpUPHeg4 Subscribe to the YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2ngim23 (LINK IN BIO) to follow their journey! #education #learning #digital #digitallearning #parents #children
#IamPratham - Krushna Pawar , Maharashtra I was born in a village in the Nanded district of Maharashtra. Though I was enrolled in a school in my village, I did not concentrate much on my studies. When I was in third grade, my family had to shift to Nashik, and that is when I realised that it was difficult for me to cope with my studies as I was not able to recognise basic letters and numbers. But, in 2005, I heard of Pratham Education Foundation’s Learning Camp which was conducted by Mr Hanuman Shikare, who also belonged to our village. This camp improved my reading and arithmetic capabilities, and soon I could read well and do math operations! I became so confident and expressive that in addition to concentrating on my studies, I also began to participate in different competitions in my school. After completing tenth grade, I decided to study further and completed a course in Animation which helped me secure a job. But I soon realised that I was inclined to photography, and hence started working as a photographer in my village. Around the same time, Mr Shikare told me that Pratham was starting a new program and those interested could apply. And it is here that my life changed! I joined Pratham’s program in Thane District, Maharashtra and in a short span of just three months, I was deployed at Talasari as a Cluster Resource Leader. The Maharashtra team appreciated my skills and I was assigned a larger role of a Communications Associate for the state. However, the most memorable moment of my life was when I was felicitated by Madhav Sir in Delhi, for my role in the ‘Lakhon mein Ek’ Campaign. Pratham has allowed me to learn and acquire new skills while working and as I have grown with the organisation, I can proudly say that 'I am Pratham.' #Education #Learning #Maharashtra