Readathon 2022

Read for fun with a purpose!


What’s it all about? Pratham USA’s annual Readathon encourages kids in the US to read books while raising awareness and funds for Pratham. Since its inception in 2012, hundreds of children have participated in the Readathon each year, and their families and friends have supported them by donating.

Why support Pratham this year? School closures in India due to the pandemic have been longer than most other countries. There are significant concerns around increased learning loss. As schools reopen in a staggered manner across India, many children will return to the classroom without the necessary fundamental skills – or they may not be able to return at all. Pratham’s proven programs play a role in addressing inequity in education – helping an entire generation of children to learn well and determine their own futures. The funds raised by the Pratham Readathon will provide much needed support to children in India, giving them an opportunity to learn and stem the steep learning loss that has occurred during the pandemic.

Who can participate? Anyone and everyone. Kids of any age can sign up to become a reader and children too young to read can have a sibling, parent or grandparent read to them. Adults can get involved as mentors, donors and sponsors. Sponsorship is also open to businesses and institutions.

How does it all work? By getting pledges for every book they read, kids can help underprivileged children in India learn to read write and do basic arithmetic for themselves. It’s easy to get started. Join a team or create your own, click here.

Why Readathon? Watch this video made by past participants to find out what the Readathon means to them and why they participated.

Ready to get started? If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.