Indian awarded top education prize in Doha
Over the years, he developed an innovative system for providing lessons for large numbers of people at low cost.
The reaction produced by combining the primary elements of government infrastructure, corporate resources and citizen volunteerism had striking results in bringing literacy to Mumbai's slum children.
His formula easily passed the scientific tests of scalability and replicability and spread rapidly across the country.
Today the mission has expanded to 17 of India's 28 states and Pratham, the NGO of which Chavan is co-founder and CEO, is the largest non-governmental provider of basic literacy and numeracy for underprivileged children in India.
WISE is world's first major prize in education and the Laureate receives an award of USD 500,000 and a specially minted gold medal.
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