Pratham NGO has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 for its work on expanding the scope for education in India. Its pioneering work for more than a quarter-century in ensuring that every child has access to quality education. Its innovative use of digital technology to deliver education. Its regular evaluation of the quality of education. Its timely response in making children learn amid Covid-19 restrictions.
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About Pratham NGO
- Pratham NGO is an innovative learning organization, which was created to improve education quality in India.
- The NGO was co-founded by Farida Lambay and Madhav Chavan in 1995. It is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in India.
- It focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions for addressing the gaps in the education system.
- It was established in 1994 in Mumbai to give pre-school education for children in slums.
About the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize:
The Indira Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual prestigious award. It has been named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi. It is conferred every year since 1968 by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. It consists of a monetary award of ₹25 lakh along with a citation.