Seattle

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 and Google.org Collaborate to Democratize Learning

A new grant provides funding for technology initiative to strengthen learning outcomes of children in rural India

Pratham USA has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from Google.org to strengthen our technology initiative aimed at making quality education more accessible by creating cooperative learning environments that foster children’s curiosity and improve their learning outcomes.

Studies show that in India, even after several years of attending school, roughly half of all fifth graders can’t read a second-grade text or perform a two-digit subtraction...
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Pratham Seattle Gala Raises $300K to Fight Child Illiteracy in India

Pratham Seattle raised over $300,000 at its annual gala on September 10, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, which featured locally sourced American fare as well as inspired Indian cuisine from Masala of India and timeless Bollywood tunes spun by DJ Kapil.

University of Washington Law School Professor and Co-President, Secretary and Director at RPX Research Inc Randi Hedin attended as a special guest. Having recently visited India and Pratham, Randi shared her impressions of a Pratham camp, vividly describing watching...
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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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Pratham Seattle Forms Young Professionals Group

Pratham Seattle has launched a young professionals group to engage with and foster emerging professionals from the community.

An informal launch party was held on Thursday, June 23 at Cactus in South Lake Union to introduce Pratham to the close to two dozen young professionals, many from Microsoft and Amazon, who had expressed interest in the organization and a desire to make a meaningful difference through education.
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Leadership

President
Viren Kamdar

Advisory Board
  • Sheila Gulati
  • Anoop Gupta and Yumi Iwasaki
  • Rupal Mehta and Srivats Srinivasan
  • Satya and Rao Remala
  • Pradeep and Rubie Singh