Another Successful Readathon for Pratham Phoenix
Led by chapter board member Aishwarya Adyanthaya, Pratham Phoenix completed the 2019 Readathon with impressive results. 18 avid readers aged five to twelve participated in the annual campaign, which encourages kids in the US to read while raising money for underprivileged children in India. It is an ideal way for the whole family to get involved with Pratham.
“The Readathon helps educate our children that are growing up here in US about the issues with education in India,” explained Chapter President Sheena Banerjee. “Children here learn that by reading books, they can help someone so far away.”
A few participants, like young Kavi, even made videos to raise awareness and support.
“I am so proud of the wonderful readers in my team who made this Readathon a success for the Phoenix chapter and more importantly for Pratham,” said Adyanthaya. The readers exceeded their collective fundraising goal of $2,000, raising $2,400 for Pratham programs in India.
The group is especially thankful for the support extended by the Samhita Cultural Association of Arizona for their generous donation towards the campaign and for encouraging the children to raise funds.
The 2019 Phoenix Readathon participants were Ananya, Arjun, Shakti, Kavi, Anisha, Ishika, Rohan, Trisha, Aanya, Abhinav, Anoushka, Shristi, Saachi, Ethan, Ellie, Vishaka, Eashani, and Meghna.