“I wanted to practically apply the knowledge and skills that I had gained from the Communications for Development course and get mentored on my progress before I start out working in the development sector. Pratham focuses on inspiring large scale change with a sharp focus on innovation through low cost, replicable modules working dedicatedly towards defined program results and with accountability. I was happy I was placed at Pratham, because of my keen interest in the education sector. I learnt to gather relevant information, evaluate it, assess the merits and demerits of alternatives courses, and take my own decisions.”
With a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Post Graduate in Communications for Development, Pragati Khabiya, avid traveller, basketball player and passionate social development volunteer, yearned to deploy her academic knowledge and skills for the benefit of social causes. Assigned to Pratham, after an intense 7 days Induction course conducted by YES FOUNDATION, Pragati set out to employ her knowledge, sharpened by the training program, to promote the objectives of Pratham, a NGO engaged in pioneering work in the education sector, with focus on children living in the urban slums of Mumbai. Working hand in hand with the Pratham team, Pragati visited schools in far flung areas of Mumbai to gain a deeper insight into the mechanisms employed by Pratham to reach out to children who would ordinarily remain outside the classrooms. The eager faces of the children and the passion exhibited by Pratham team were a revelation to Pragati, who quickly integrated and launched herself whole-heartedly into defining her deliverables and achieving them during the period of her 7 weeks internship.