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Pratham currently works in what is commonly known as Orissa, having been very recently renamed to Odisha. In this state, Pratham has reached every single district, reaching over 82,000 children in over 3000 villages. This is due to the strong partnership that exists with between Pratham and local leadership, such as Gram Panchayats and Village Education Committees (VEC’s), which allow Pratham to teach in in the most impactful and effective ways.
Leveraging over 4000 volunteers, Pratham is working hard to help a state that has nearly 47% of people living below the poverty line. Aser shows that only 9% of 2nd graders can read a 2nd grade level text.