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2024 Pratham Austin Gala

Saturday, November 16, 2024
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2023 Pratham Fall Galas: A Season of Inspiration and Impact

Like the vibrant hues of autumn, Pratham USA’s 2023 Fall Galas were a season of inspiration and impact, bringing communities together through the shared mission of changing lives and transforming communities through learning for children and young people in India. Together, we raised funds to support the learning journeys of over 370,000 children!

The 2023 Pratham New York Gala was a night to remember! We were inspired by Siddhi’s story of transformation through Pratham’s Second Chance program and celebrated Pratham’s initiatives...
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Ishaan: How a passion for reading became a powerful force for change

Meet Ishaan, a 7th-grader from Austin, Texas, whose passion for reading has blossomed into a powerful force for positive change. Inspired by a visit to a Pratham school in India, Ishaan has embarked on a remarkable journey as a dedicated supporter of learning and a champion for children. His story is inspiring, proving that anyone, regardless of age or background, can make a significant impact. His commitment to Pratham USA began in 2016, when he witnessed firsthand the harsh realities...
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CAMaL Ka Camp: Turning learning into an amazing adventure

Language and math skills are the magic keys that transform a child’s world to one of learning and possibility!
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Austin community comes together to support education at Pratham Austin 2021 Benefit

On December 4, 2021, more than 250 Austin community members and business leaders gathered outdoors at Kalahari Resorts Texas for the tenth annual Pratham Austin Benefit to celebrate and support learning initiatives for children in India. 

The evening’s keynote speaker, Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji, who joined the event virtually from India, spoke about the significance of Pratham’s work and commended the donors for their incredible support. Dr. Banerji gave the audience insight into Pratham’s work in India and highlighted how...
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Pratham selected to receive funding from Impact Challenge for Women & Girls

Pratham Education Foundation has been selected as one of the 34 initiatives worldwide to receive funding support from the Impact Challenge for Women and Girls.

The Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Over 7,800 applications were submitted by organizations from across the world and were reviewed by a panel of experts from several sectors, after which 34 initiatives were chosen.

Pratham will receive USD$1 million in...
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Sheetal Nasta
Ashish Gupta

Executive Board
  • Vandana Agarawal
  • Anupam Bhandari
  • Anurag and (late) Vandana Kumar
  • Dr. Anita Israni
  • Karan Kapadia
  • Dr. Shanti Khinduka
  • Dr. Sonia Krishna
  • Gita Lal
  • Lakshmi Mandyam
  • Mamata and Dr. Jayadev Misra
  • Nandan Nayampally
  • Shravan Parsi
  • Drs. Meena and Jayendra Patel
  • Prabha Ramakrishnan and Kanna Venkatasamy
  • Anuj Saigal
  • Dr. Monica Shah
  • Dr. Mukul Sharma
  • Madhav Srinivasan
  • Chitra Thankaswamy and Ganesh Ramakrishnan
  • Poonam Tripathy
  • Arun Chatterjee
  • Karthy Durairaj and Mahesh Rajasekharan


Remembering Austin board member, Dr. Ishwar Thakkar

Meena and Jayendra: Making A Difference for Children in Gujarat

Sailesh Sanghvi, Artist for a Cause

Sandeep’s Story: Racing to Give Children a Better Life