Hyderabad: Pratham Education Foundation, a prominent non-profit working towards children literacy interventions across 23 states and union territories, has partnered with Verizon India to offer ‘Early Years’ programme to 25 schools in Bandlaguda, Hyderabad, Telangana. Sunita Burra, Programme Head Telangana, Pratham Education Foundation, and Kalyani Sekar, Vice President and Managing Director, Verizon India, flagged off the ‘Early Year’s programme Tuesday at Government Primary School at Ayodhyanagar in Bandlaguda here.
Pratham Early Years Programme was launched at a Government Primary School in Hyderabad on Tuesday
This program will provide 2000 underprivileged children fundamental learning skills in their primary school years. Speaking on the initiative, Sunita Burra, said “It is a privilege to partner with Verizon India, with the vision of supporting "Early Years" education to lay foundation for the success of children in later years of their schooling.”
The Balwadi teachers are trained by Pratham teams and all activities conducted in the Balwadis help with developmental goals-physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, language and creative. Balvachan focuses not only on literacy & numeracy instruction for Std.1 & 2, but also on building and sustaining interest in reading and writing for their own enjoyment and communication.
Kalyani Sekar, VP & MD, Verizon India, said, “It is very fulfilling to partner with an organization augmenting the effectiveness of early schooling in India. We are confident that Pratham’s “Early Years” programme will help maximize the power of basic education.”