As part of a Harvard University sociology course that investigates the nature of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations and their influence on civil society, four freshmen helped direct a grant of $15,000 to Pratham.
The course, which considers different sociological approaches to charitable giving, culminates in a group project where students experience the dilemma donors face as they evaluate nonprofits.
In April, the Triveni Dance Ensemble gave two sold-out performances at the Boston University Dance Theater to raise funds for Pratham and increase awareness about child illiteracy in India.
Set to Indian classical as well as fusion music, the inspired renditions of “Devi, the Goddess” captivated the packed auditorium with percussive footwork, sensual movement and nuanced storytelling.
On October 15, 2016, Harvard University’s South Asian Association (SAA) hosted a concert featuring Penn Masala, which bills itself as the world’s first South Asian a cappella group. The group performed to a sold-out crowd of more than 500 at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s Fitzgerald Theatre with all proceeds going to benefit Pratham.
Pratham USA is pleased announced a two-year commitment from the Sarva Mangal Family Trust to support the expansion of technology initiatives aimed at assisting Indian middle schoolers (ages 10-14) and young adults (ages 18-30).
Over the past 12 months, we have been experimenting with the use of tablet technology as a way to deliver our educational content to economically disadvantaged children with the primary objective of inspiring and engaging them through self-directed learning.
For ten years, Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has informed communities and leaders that India’s elementary education is in dire straits. Only half of children in Grade 5 can read at the second-grade level or solve a simple two-digit subtraction problem. That’s about 100 million Indian children who are expected to move forward in life without having grasped the fundamentals.
- Kamesh and Geeta Aiyer
- Sushil Bhatia
- Prof. Srikant Datar
- Anu and Ranjay Gulati
- Kedar and Renu Gupta
- Ranjana and Raj Mundhe
- Subash Pereira
- Vikrant Raina
- Renuka and Ashish Singh
- Vikas Taneja
- Sanjeev Yadav