Boston

Pratham Boston Celebrates 10 Years

Close to 250 guests attended Pratham Boston’s annual gala on September 29, 2017. The event, held at the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel, marked the 10th anniversary of the chapter and raised $300,000 to support Pratham programs.

Chapter President Pratima Abichandani started the evening by reminding guests why they were there. “27 million children are born in India each year and two-thirds of them will not complete secondary education,” she explained, adding that their support would “make it possible for thousands more to...
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PraDigi: A New Way to Engage Children in Learning

On August 29 in New Delhi, Pratham unveiled its latest innovation, PraDigi. In addition to providing tablets to rural communities, this digital initiative includes a learning app that offers children high-quality, interactive content to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills, support their subject-specific competencies, and promote their ability to think critically and work collaboratively.

Currently, 25 games and more than 500 videos are available for three age groups in 11 Indian languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi,...
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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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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