Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize ‘The Nobel Prize for education'
Dr Madhav Chavan has won the WISE Prize.
- The WISE Prize is considered to be the "Nobel prize for Education".
- Prize of $500,000 (£314,000)
- In recognition for his education work in the slums of Mumbai. His efforts to provide lessons in literacy and numeracy for disadvantaged children and adults in India.
About Dr. Madhav Chavan and his NGO “PRATHAM”
Dr. Madhav Chavan
- Indian social activist and educationist
- Co-founder and CEO of the educational NGO “Pratham”
- Madhav Chavan was born in Maharastra to Yashwant Chavan, the founder of the Lenin-inspired Lal Nishan Party.
- Mr. Chavan started his mission to educate the underprivileged slum children of Mumbai in the late 1980s after he came back from USA.
- His NGO Pratham is the largest NGO working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India.
- Largest NGO working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India.
- Established in 1994 to provide education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city.
- Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage.
- Dr Madhav Chavan is the co-founder and CEO of the NGO Pratham.