Prem Yadav

Co - Founder ,Trustee and Program Director

Prem being a co-founder of Pratham Infotech Foundation, he joined Pratham in 1994 and was a part of the core team that laid the foundations on which the organization has been built. Having worked as the Chief accountant for Pratham, in 1998, Prem helped set up 15 computer labs in municipal schools of different wards of Mumbai, with the help of ICICI bank. The initiative called Pratham InfoTech Foundation, which was co-founded by him with his team today reaches 1.75 lacs children from disadvantaged sections of society in 400 schools across 09 states of India.Having been earned a B.A. degree in Sociology from Pune, Prem Yadav did his Master of Resource Mobilization & Management from S. P.Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai. Besides contributing to many educational publications, especially on Computer related learning, he has been the Area Coordinator, CORO (Committee of Resource Organization for Literacy), Treasurer, Suvidha Co-operative, which was set up to operate the Integrated Waste Management Project; and is currently the Director of CAL & IT Training Program and a Trustee at Pratham InfoTech Foundation. Prem Yadav is a recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship - USA in 2010 and also TED speaker in World Economic Forum at Perm Region in Russia.

Rajesh Thokale

Co - Founder and Trustee

Equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Mumbai University, he has worked on various projects and in diverse fields. He has been the Co-ordinator for CORO for Literacy, worked on Integrated Waste Management Project, handled different roles at All India Radio, Mumbai, been actively involved in Construction Work; and is now the Director of the Vocational Skills Training Program besides being a Trustee of Pratham InfoTech Foundation.

Meera Tendolkar


Meera has been working with Pratham since 1997 and has handled various responsibilities in these years. She is currently responsible for setting up the District Resource Centres in various States of India, and is also working on building the capacities of the Pratham national team. She is interested in developing teaching material for children and innovative teaching modules.

Dr. Manisha Date


Manisha joined Pratham in March 2011. She heads the internal capacity building team. She is responsible for designing and conducting Pratham’s Leadership Development Programme. She also works on the content development and training of trainers for programs like the Foundation Course for Employability. Manisha holds a Doctorate in Management and a Masters in Economics. She has worked in the field of education and training for the last eighteen years.