Upcoming events

Phoenix Fundraising Gala 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 6 pm to 11 pm
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
2400 E Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Join us for the annual Pratham Phoenix Fundraising Gala.

Pratham Phoenix Hosts Inaugural Lunch and Learn

An informal get together was held for Pratham supporters on February 25 at the home of Samir Sawhney, who serves on the chapter advisory board, and his wife Nazila.

Attendees had an opportunity to meet Azeez Gupta, former director of Pratham’s vocational training program, as well as Vikas Bahl, a development director for Pratham USA.
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Education Spotlighted at Annual Phoenix Gala

On September 16, 2017, close to 600 local business leaders, dignitaries and residents turned out for the annual Pratham Phoenix Gala. Held at the idyllic Scottsdale Hilton with its breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain, the event raised $160,000 for Pratham programs.

The keynote speaker, Amin Maredia, CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., inspired listeners with his insight into the factors that lead to an individual’s success, calling it, “the result of an action of one or multiple other people, not just...
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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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Pratham Phoenix Welcomes Spring with Traditional Holi Celebration

More than 450 members of the local Phoenix community gathered on Sunday, March 12, 2017, to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi.

Known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love,” Holi is a Hindu festival, observed in parts of India and Nepal, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It also symbolizes rebirth, love and the triumph of good over evil.
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Phoenix Launches Youth Initiative

The Phoenix chapter is proud to announce the formation of a youth group. Open to children ranging in age from 5 to 18, the group will increase awareness about child illiteracy and Pratham’s work while facilitating volunteerism in the local community.

More than 200 volunteers have joined together since January, to help collect donations and pack food boxes for the local Midwest Food Bank in Arizona and plan to have many more activities in the coming months.
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Dr. Sheena Banerjee

Vice President
Amit Shah

Advisory Board
  • Dr. Shalini Agarwal
  • Dr. Maninder Chatha
  • Dr. Rajeev Garg
  • Dr. Hemant Pandey
  • Dr. Shruti Parasher
  • Sanat Patel
  • Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan
  • Dr. Mandeep Rai
  • Dr. Simpi Sanghera
  • Samir Sawhney

Executive Board
  • Aishwarya Adyanthaya
  • Dr. Asan Ariff
  • Anu Bhat
  • Sumona Bhattacharya
  • Dr. Hemasree Chaliki
  • Sona Dodd
  • Dr. Ashok Garg
  • Dr. Shipra Garg
  • Asha Gopal
  • Dr. Nishant Gupta
  • Nitin Gupta
  • Suprit Gupta
  • Dr. Pankaj Jain
  • Shwaita Jain
  • Raj Kapoor
  • Priti Kaur
  • Girija Krishnamurthy
  • Ruchira Mago
  • Neha Mallik
  • Kinal Movalia
  • Shaila Murty
  • Kashmira Qureshi
  • Dr. Anjali Pandey
  • Priti Patel
  • Arti Shah
  • Baiju Shah
  • Dr. Nandini Sharma
  • Harleen Singh
  • Dr. Amruta Vadnerkar


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