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The Joys Giving Highlighted at Annual Los Angeles Gala

On September 16, 2017, Pratham Los Angeles hosted its annual gala at the Hotel Irvine. More than 300 guests gathered to commemorate Pratham’s achievements and help the chapter reach its $2 million fundraising goal.

Indian motivational speaker Rahul Kapoor Jain gave the night’s keynote address. “Let us live with a vision and purpose to help others across the world to ignite their inner powers and achieve results that matter,” he urged, stressing the importance of giving to a cause with personal...
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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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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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Slumdog Stars Reunite at 2015 Los Angeles Gala

On September 19, more than 400 guests came out to support childhood literacy and mingle with celebrities at Pratham LA’s gala. The event, held on a New York City street movie set in Manhattan Beach Studios, raised $1.36 million for our programs in India making it Pratham LA’s most successful gala to date.
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