Pratham

Various authors, Apr 05, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Be sure you read this item before you read the next. Frederick Noronha writes, "There are an estimated 140 million children in the age group 6 to 14 years in primary schools. Of these 30 million cannot read, 40 million can recognize a few alphabets, 40 million can read some words, and 30 million can read CRLFparagraphs. Over 55 million of these children will not complete four years of school, eventually adding to the illiterate population of India. It is important to know this to appreciate the difficulty of achieving Pratham mission of 'every child in school... and learning well'" Pratham Canada launched last fall.
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