SF Bay Area

Upcoming events

SF Bay Area Sevathon 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Arena Green East
340 W St John Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Join fellow Pratham SF Bay Area supporters for the 2017 Sevathon


SF Bay Area Gala 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club
3000 Alexis Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Save the date for the 2017 Pratham SF Bay Area Gala.


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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Girls’ Education Highlighted at Record-Breaking Pratham SF Bay Area Gala

The SF Bay Area chapter held their annual gala on August 27, 2016 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. The evening capped a record-breaking year for the chapter, putting it on track to raise over one million dollars for the first time. The gala was attended by about 300 well-wishers from the Bay Area Indo-American community who came together to celebrate Pratham’s accomplishments and renew their commitment to educate India’s children.

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who...
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MediaX Symposium on Meeting Worldwide Challenges in Education

MediaX, in collaboration with Pratham SF Bay Area, hosted an evening symposium on June 9 at the Center for Education Research at Stanford University exploring ways to harness technological innovation to address literacy and education worldwide.

Pratham board member Neerja Raman and MediaX sponsor Karina Alexanian welcomed symposium attendees and encouraged a dynamic conversation around ​scaling education​ technology in developing nations.
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Bay Area Sevathon Serves Up Community Service and Fun

On June 26, 2016, Pratham supporters hit downtown San, Jose for a day of fitness and fun at Guadalupe River Park for the India Community Center’s eighth annual Sevathon. Aiming to be the largest social and service platform of its kind in the Bay Area, Sevathon 2016 brought together more than 5,000 runners, walkers and yoga enthusiasts who raised funds for more than 100 nonprofits.

“We are delighted to see so many people coming out to support the causes they care...
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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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Leadership

President
Umesh Singh

Secretary
Kalpana Guha

Advisory Board
  • Diana and Arjun Divecha
  • Subha and Kris Rajana
  • Shanti Subramanyam and AGK Karunakaran
  • Deborah Weisser and Ben Gomes

Executive Board
  • Shyamala and Srinivas Akkaraju
  • Aarthi Balagopalanand Balagopalan Ramakrishnan
  • Sonal and Kislay Banka
  • Priya and Ranjit Desai
  • Kumar Ganapathy
  • Rishab Ghosh
  • Vidhya Gopalakrishnan and Sathya Thyagaraj
  • Sanjiv Goyal
  • Chinar Kapoor and Rohit Mittal
  • Vineet Kapur
  • Padma Kuditipudi and Venkatram (KV Rao)
  • Srinivas Madala
  • Karl Mehta
  • Parvathi Nackeeran and Nackeeran Narayanan
  • Rohini and Suneil Parulekar
  • Rajan Raghavan
  • Shanthi Rajan
  • Neerja and Vas Raman
  • Amar Rao
  • Manimala and Kumaravel Sadras
  • Sahaja Sarathy and Sathyam Mandra
  • Niraj Singh
  • Shuba and Somas Somasundaram
  • Charlene and Sanjay Srivastava
  • Sudha and Subramanian Sundaresh
  • Smita and Shashidhar Thakur
  • Sudhakar Valluru
  • Suja Viswesan and Vijayanand Sankarasubramanian

Young Professionals Leads
  • Sandeep Purwar
  • Shreya Dhingra
  • Saba Mohsin

Stories

Om’s Story: Beyond Cake and Presents

Deepti’s Story: Beautiful Music for a Beautiful Cause

Har Asha Foundation: Nurturing Hope for a Healthier India