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Pratham Books

Sector: Education
Sub Sector: Literacy
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961
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% Spent on Beneficiaries

97%
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Year of Establishment : 2004
Registered Address : House No. 621, Second Floor, 5th Main, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, Bengaluru 560043, Karnataka
Presence : Karnataka, Rajasthan
Website : https://www.prathambooks.org
Email : info@prathambooks.org
Telephone : +91 80 41159009; +91 80 42052574
Donor Contact : Mr. Himanshu Giri / N.A / himanshu@prathambooks.org
Registered Under : The Indian Trust Act, 1882
Public Charitable Trust
Auditor : Singhvi Dev & Unni LLP
Bankers : Axis Bank
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Mr. R. Sriram - Managing Trustee, Ms. Suzanne Singh - Trustee, Mr. Ashok Kamath - Trustee, Ms. Rekha Menon - Trustee, Mr. Harit Nagpal - Trustee, Prof. M. S. Sriram - Trustee, Mr. Srikanth Nandamuni - Trustee, Ms. Pervin Varma - Trustee

Pratham Books was founded with the belief that reading is fundamental, that joyful storybooks and reading in mother tongue languages help address literacy and learning gaps. Children who read more, learn better and are more likely to succeed at school, as well as in life.

For many children whose “school language” is different from the one spoken at home, the NGO has created original books in their mother tongues, and online translation tools to help translators build reading resources at scale. StoryWeaver is a platform that hosts stories in languages from all across India, a platform that provides open access to multilingual storybooks for children to learn and practise reading, It furthers the mission of ‘a book in every child’s hand’. All the stories are available under Creative Commons licenses which means that the stories are free to read, and can be translated into new languages, new stories can be created, and artworks can be freely accessed, by anyone.

Over the past year, it expanded to offer over 44,000 stories in 296 languages across multiple reading levels. Additionally, 2.2 million print books were distributed across India benefitting millions of children, in 18 languages, and over 1 million audio stories were delivered through the free Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno campaign.

The NGO engaged to develop open-licensed high quality local language digital libraries through translation workshops in the tribal languages of Sahariya and Vagadi to address learning needs in the tribal languages through TAD-SWACH’s Ma Bari Centres.

Donate-a-Book helped build libraries in distant places, so that more young children could discover the joy of reading, and the magic of storybooks.     One Day, One Story was conducted virtually for 10,000 children enjoying Satya, written by Yamini Vijayan and illustrated by Vishnu M Nair, and Puchku Seeks a Song, written by Deepanjana Pal and illustrated by Rajiv Eipe, through online storytelling sessions conducted on Zoom, Instagram and Facebook, while 1,80,000+ people were reached online as the campaign went viral.

The Goshticha Shaniwar or Saturday of Stories Programme helped in bridging the gap of learning loss caused by Covid by making books accessible to students in their home environment. Storybooks started coming in every Saturday through the reading programme thereby students enjoyed the books and the activities sent also helped them and their teachers to engage with the stories.

Pratham has also partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the two year CBSE Reading Mission which aims to nurture the next generation of readers and learners.

FY 2020 (₹) FY 2021 (₹) FY 2022 (₹)
Income
Government Sources - - -
Foreign Sources - 15,233,500 96,124,721
Institutional Sources - 12,373,308 5,324,102
General Donations 176,646,766 7,696,122 7,344,440
Sales/Fees 51,036,412 39,382,061 71,214,537
Interest/Dividend - 7,336,023 7,475,619
Other Income 10,809,194 513,848 383,688
Total Income (A) 238,492,372 82,534,862 187,867,107
 
Expenditure
Direct Program Activities 125,393,186 113,560,848 128,279,104
Program Staff Cost 16,611,333 16,356,418 24,295,456
Travel Expenses - 262,806 230,705
Direct Program Expenses 142,004,519 129,917,266 152,574,560
Fund Raising Expenses 975,234 313,239 506,838
General Staff Cost - - -
Overhead Expenses 15,222,793 2,610,757 3,635,027
Depreciation 1,067,426 780,101 582,825
Other Expenses/Transfers - 24,571 7,311
Total Expenditure (B) 159,269,972 133,908,740 157,537,266
 
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) 79,222,400 -51,373,878 30,329,841
Assets
Fixed Assets 3,345,748 2,623,147 2,251,602
Current Assets 18,308,822 112,788,469 122,329,057
Cash And Bank 15,475,525 32,386,168 55,629,623
Total Current Assets 37,130,095 147,797,784 180,210,282
Investments 162,494,168 - -
Accumulated Deficits - - -
Total Assets 199,624,263 147,797,784 180,210,282
 
Liabilities
Trust Corpus - 56,830,909 86,563,766
General Funds 45,088,183 - -
Earmarked Funds 134,313,725 71,733,168 71,735,307
Unutilized Grants - - -
Total 179,401,908 128,564,077 158,299,073
Loans - - -
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities 20,222,355 19,233,707 21,911,209
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 199,624,263 147,797,784 180,210,282
1) Other Income includes Miscellaneous Income/Balances written back, Discount received, Gratuity Fund and TDS Refund.
2) Printing Charges, Rent (mostly for godowns), and Shipping & Handling Charges are taken in Direct Programme Activities.
3) Promotion Expenses are taken as Fund Raising Expenses and include Book Fair Expenses.
4) Bad debts, Forex loss, Sundry Debtors written off are included in Other Expenses.
FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff - - -
Number of Consultants - - -
Number Of Volunteers - - -
Total - - -
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Services Funds Raised (₹)
Charity Registry 7,500
Online Donation 1,575
Total Funds Raised 9,075
NGO Name Sector Sub Sector Location % Spent on Beneficiaries Income (₹) Expense (₹)
H M Charitable Trust Education Scholarships Maharashtra 100 1,488,546 1,478,865
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Foundation For Excellence India Trust (FFEIT) Education Scholarships Karnataka 99 524,991,566 525,991,417
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K.C. Mahindra Education Trust Education Girl Child Maharashtra 98 614,759,638 549,054,075
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Pratham Books Education Literacy Karnataka 97 187,867,107 157,537,266
Atulya Vikash Education Services Jharkhand 97 333,630 333,127
Pratham Books Education Literacy Karnataka 97 187,867,107 157,537,266
Atulya Vikash Education Services Jharkhand 97 333,630 333,127
Atma Education Trust Education Services Maharashtra 76 19,739,697 17,160,220


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