Boston

Upcoming events

Boston Gala 2017

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 at 6:30 PM
InterContinental Boston
510 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Join us for the 2017 Pratham Boston Gala.


Harvard Course Earns $15,000 Grant for Pratham

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.
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Triveni Dance Ensemble Hosts Benefit Performance for Pratham

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.
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Harvard South Asian Association Hosts Benefit Concert

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.
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Sarva Mangal Family Trust Funds Expansion of Pratham Technology Initiatives

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.
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India’s Biggest Educational Challenge: How to Improve 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.
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Leadership

President
Pratima Abichandani

Executive Board
  • 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