Dallas-Fort Worth

DFW Community Honors Local Philanthropists, Raises $1.2 Million at Annual Gala

Close to 400 supporters from the greater Dallas Fort-Worth community filled the majestic Marriott at Legacy Town Center on September 10 for an evening of celebration and laughter and to raise funds for the Pratham’s innovative, award-winning educational programs.

Over $1.2 million was raised over the course of the evening, emceed by comedian Dan Nainan, which paid tribute to six honorees, Kanika and Vinay Jain, Yasmin and Satish Gupta, and Richa and Manish Dhawan, an extraordinary group of philanthropists, for their...
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Pratham Dallas-Fort Worth Hosts Musical Event and Donor Appreciation

On Saturday, June 18, Pratham’s DFW chapter held a concert at the Dallas Palms in Carrolton to honor prominent supporters from the local Pratham community for their commitment and generosity.

The evening’s honorees included Paul and Geetha Pandian, Shridhar and Anji Mittal, and Raj and Aradhana Asava. Past chapter president Sri Sridharan was also recognized for his tireless efforts on behalf of Pratham DFW.
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DFW Hosts Inaugural Run/Walk for Education

On April 24, members of the DFW community gathered at McKinnish Park in Carrollton for the inaugural Pratham DFW Run/Walk. The event drew 160 participants, who competed in 1-mile and 5K races and enjoyed great food and family-friendly activities.

Through sponsorships and online pledges, the event, which was the vision of DFW board member Rohini Mehta, raised over $9,000 to support Pratham programs.
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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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DFW President Visits Pratham Training Center

Pratham Dallas-Fort Worth chapter president Sri Sridharan regularly visits India and, when he can, sets aside time to visit Pratham’s programs. Below is a field report from Sri.

For the second time this year, I was able to experience Pratham up-close. I visited the Pratham Arora Centre for Education (PACE) in Panvel, Maharashtra.
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Leadership

President
Lav Kapadia

Vice President
Shrikant Ganesan

Treasurer
Dr. Rohini Mehta

Secretary
Dr. Purvi Patel

Advisory Board
  • Dr. Manish Dhawan
  • Shridhar Mittal
  • Paul Pandian
  • Ashok Patel
  • Yogi Patel
  • Vineeta Salvi
  • Dr. Om Singla

Executive Board
  • Pallavi Ahluwalia
  • Dr. Nikhil Bhayani
  • Aabhas Chandra
  • Suman Chepuri
  • Malisha Daulat
  • Dr. Arti Gupta
  • Raj Kalyandurg
  • Seema Mehta
  • Shabnam Modgil
  • Shaan Murli
  • Dr. Geetha Pandian
  • Ron Parikh
  • Roonu Rizavi
  • Dr. Leena Shroff
  • Sri Sridharan

Contact Us

dfw@prathamusa.org

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