For far too long, innovations in education technology have been limited by language, geographies, and income-based access. This means that the public superstructure has remained
alienated from the use of Edtech.
As a team of product wizards, wordsmiths, and superheroes on the field we believe that repurposing technology & localizing education can
make sure we change that.
In 2015, our journey started as a tablet-based e-learning experiment in rural India. 6 years later we trace our footprints across 20 thousand communities utilizing 40 thousand tablets to enable 100 thousand and more students to
learn with a smile.
Journey so far
We’re adding 4 new applications to our suite and expanding our presence in Africa, in 4 languages
- ● Digital content shared with governments and communities
- ● Low-tech resource creation – SMS, TV, Radio
- ● Apps for government use – Delhi, HP
- ● Expansion to 4000 new communities through YouthNet
- ● Partnership with 14 state governments , 700 content partners in 20000 communities
- ● Creating content for age groups 3-18+ and
11 regional languages and English
- ● Building intuitive technology tools for learning
- ● Spreading digital across Pratham programs
- ● 33,000 tablets across 3200 communities of Pratham programs
- ● 1000 villages of experimentation
- ● 5600 videos, 500 games and more learning products
across 12 languages
- ● Creating content for age groups 3-18+ and
Started the Digital experimentation
- ● 400 villages
- ● 3000 tablets for experimentation
Open learning tools for children & youth to prepare for school, work, and life.
◍ Increase access to digital devices
◍ Learners choose subjects and pedagogies
◍ Create learning opportunities for all
◍ Use homes, hamlets, and hoods as learning zones
◍ Convert communities members into support systems
Angansghala – Aanganshala makes learning accessible by converting hamlets and backyards into learning zones. The sessions use digital devices to engage students in games, activities, and videos, they are conducted in groups of 5-8 and end with a presentation of their learnings to the community. It assumes that children can be self-motivated learners.
Almost 40,000 young people aged 10-14 years are reached in about 900 villages in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.
YouthNet – YouthNet is our platform for acquiring professional skills. In villages, youth volunteers have always been vital to PraDigi’s initiatives, and through YouthNet, these volunteers are able to gain support for upskilling digitally, jobs, advice to self-employment, and career coaching.
Students use a combination of PraDigi’s YouthNet portal, our Workplace by Facebook interface along with our suite of communication technologies to engage in peer and mentor-supported learning.
Code and Creativity Clubs – Ideation is one key element of our culture, inspiring us to begin and reach 10,000 students with student clubs in PraDigi. Creativity Club is a weekly activity on Whatsapp that prompts our creative learning programs to engage students in public and private schools.
The Code Clubs use our digital device library and Raspberry Pis to enable students to learn HTML, scratch, and Python code in groups through digitally qualified young mentors.
Digital Schools – Digital Schools initiative helps school dropout students get supported in their continued interest in learning. The Digital Device Library we’ve put together helps people relearn basic reading and writing skills, then supports their advanced education with the aid of PraDigi’s learning platforms.
They also get the unique choice of learning in groups or individually at homes using our community-based digital device infrastructure which includes Raspberry Pi for continuous content updation.
Edtech = Repurposing technology + Localizing education
◍ Offline first approach
◍ Innovating for low-tech environments
◍ User experience for next billion
◍ Multi-lingual applications
◍ Raspberry Pi-powered infrastructure
Digital Device Library- is our hardware suite that makes edtech possible in low-tech environments. We have deployed a variety of DDL combinations across 20 thousand communities across India making it possible to reach 100 thousand learners directly.
DDL allows us to use a combination of existing or donated smartphones, tablets, computers along with internet-connected Raspberry Pis to enable members across the community to take control of their learning.
Pratham Open School – Our Omni-accessible platform that helps learners across the board to access interactive learning content across domains, levels, and languages including Indian and African ones.
The platform is a web application and has 1.9M historic users who have spent 1.3M hours learning over the platform which has 7000+ content units. Check it out here
PraDigi Android Applications – PraDigi’s Android apps assist students to engage in learning for school, work, and life while allowing teachers to evaluate students using our comprehensive question bank and templates.
The applications on the Google Playstore have historically engaged over 500,000 users.
Coming soon – Our Wizards are working on some revolutionary technologies to make interactive content & assessments creation easy while bringing AI to help assess reading abilities and bring children closer to nature through the biodiversity application.
- EdTech Award for STEM Learning
- EdTech Breakthrough Award for Learning Analytics
- MEdAlliance STE
Harvard Business School
PraDigi Open Learning: Transforming Rural India
World Economic Forum
Schools of the Future
Defining New Models of Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Bridging the Education and Skills Gap Among Indian Youth: The Pratham Story
Observer Research Foundation
Embedding Technology in Education: The Potential of India’s Solutions in East Africa