At a Glance

Over the last three years, India's Education Budget has steadily decreased by 14%. There has been a 48% budget cut in student financial aid and a 43% reduction in schooling infrastructure.


of children in rural India in the age group of 14-18 years can read and understand a simple text in their language


of rural elementary schools in India do not have any toilet facilities


single-teacher schools of the country are situated in rural India.

At Pratima Charitable Foundation, we want to align our efforts towards transforming the educational system in rural India such that students can achieve holistic growth through classroom education and infrastructure enhancement.


To provide holistic education by building a strong curriculum and enhance the infrastructure for the same

To prioritize school beautification to build a campus designed to aid learning

To equip rural schools with smart classrooms, e-learning applications, and digital libraries

To support student development through career counselling programs, leadership modules, and mental health initiatives

We are dedicated to strengthening the quality of education and life for students and communities in rural India by designing effective, sustainable, and innovative learning experiences.




Model School Program

Multi-year project through deep embedding in the school

Reshaping the culture through model mindset development through in-depth interventions

Making the school a model and hub for village transformative practices


Educational Excellence Program

Annual projects in schools through modules and interventions with key outcomes.

Creating a culture of excellence in schools

Programs like - Teacher Training, Skill building & vocational training in students, Financial Literacy and many more..


Travelling Library

Promoting reading and storytelling in rural citizens by bringing access to books and reading material to their doorstep

1 mobile van, outfitted to accommodate 1000 books in English, Hindi and Marathi for age groups 3 - 80

Why focus on Quality Rural Education?


Quality education in rural areas is of paramount importance as it serves as a catalyst for individual and community development. It breaks the barriers of limited opportunities, opening doors to a brighter future for rural children. Access to quality education equips them with essential knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to overcome socio-economic challenges, create sustainable livelihoods, and contribute meaningfully to their communities. Moreover, quality education empowers individuals in rural areas to make informed decisions, participate actively in democratic processes, and advocate for their rights. By investing in quality education for rural areas, we can bridge the educational divide, promote social equity, and unlock the untapped potential of millions, ultimately fostering inclusive and sustainable development for the entire nation.

Areas of Focus

Infrastructure to Support Learning

We seek to implement a new-age approach where we transform the physical aspects of the environment into a learning aid that accelerates growth and allows everyone to thrive. Iin addition to the basic infrastructure like clean washrooms, ventilated classrooms, and designated activity areas - we aim to provide tools that support learning, thus bridging the gap between the physical space and pedagogy of the school.

We aim to transform the school into a safe, clean and innovative space by going beyond providing basic infrastructural needs - thus leading us to our ultimate goal which is improved student outcomes and reduced dropout rates.

Holistic Development

Through our endeavours, we seek to take the learning experience beyond the classrooms that will help young minds develop valuable life skills.

We look forward to incorporating holistic activities into the curriculum of music, dance, art, and sports facilities along with experienced faculty for the same. With the objective of combining theory with practicality, we seek to provide students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Tinkering labs for them to enhance scientific learning.

Being Future Forward

In our pursuit to foster equity, we seek to address this disparity by developing comprehensive initiatives that encompass access to e-learning applications, digital libraries, and smart classroom infrastructure.

At Pratima Foundation, we believe that no young mind should experience lack of access while achieving digital literacy, especially because of where they come from. We thus aim to enable technological integration to help rural students transcend geographical boundaries, connecting them to a world of knowledge, diverse cultures, and global perspectives.

Collaborative Communities

Community-building forms an integral part of the rural fabric, we seek to build on the same by bringing students, teachers, parents and families on the same platform to shape young minds for the holistic development of the community.

To achieve this, parent financial literacy programs, robust teacher training programs, and a community engagement calendar are some tools that we plan to implement through our programs.

Student Focus

We have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that student focus remains our topmost priority as it lays the foundation for our goal of nation-building. Our career counseling programs are designed to help all students explore their strengths, interests, and career aspirations, enabling them to make informed decisions that are in sync with their academic and professional goals.

Being future forward, we have also devised entrepreneurship, leadership modules and mental health workshops to equip students with essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration.