Boston

Pratham Community gets into the Spirit of Giving

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Pratham hosted its holiday event, ‘Spirit of Giving.’ It was an evening filled with music, merriment and more – all in support of Pratham’s Digital Learning Villages initiative. The event was watched by over 300 guests. The world’s first South Asian a cappella group, Penn Masala, kicked off the evening on a musical note with a lively performance, and the evening wrapped up with stand-up comedian, Amit Tandon’s, hilarious act. You can view the recording...
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Fareed Zakaria and Anil Kapoor Headline Pratham National Gala

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Pratham hosted its first-ever national gala. More than 1100 supporters from across the US attended the virtual fundraiser, which featured CNN Host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria, Actor and Producer Anil Kapoor and Singer, Lyricist and Composer Shaan. Dubbed “Pratham Beyond: Make Learning Limitless,” the event raised $2 million, which will provide remote learning to 600,000 children in some of India’s most vulnerable communities across the country.

After welcoming attendees, Pratham USA Chairman Deepak Raj...
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Pratham Releases ASER 2017: Beyond Basics

On January 18, 2018, Pratham released the 12th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). The comprehensive report examines the status of learning in rural communities, where most of the nation’s poor reside. In contrast to previous years, which have focused on children aged 3 to 16, this year’s report, called “Beyond Basics,” surveyed youth between the ages of 14 and 18. This age group is the first generation to have finished eight years of school since India’s Right to Education...
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Pratham Boston Celebrates 10 Years

Close to 250 guests attended Pratham Boston’s annual gala on September 29, 2017. The event, held at the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel, marked the 10th anniversary of the chapter and raised $300,000 to support Pratham programs.

Chapter President Pratima Abichandani started the evening by reminding guests why they were there. “27 million children are born in India each year and two-thirds of them will not complete secondary education,” she explained, adding that their support would “make it possible for thousands more to...
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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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Leadership

President
Pratima Abichandani

Vice President
Subash Pereira

Executive Board
  • Nidhi and Prasun Agarwal
  • Geeta and Kamesh Aiyer
  • Gagan Chawla
  • Prof. Srikant Datar
  • Anu and Ranjay Gulati
  • Renu and Kedar Gupta
  • Kartikesh Herur
  • Apoorva Koticha
  • Divya Minisandram
  • Sangeeta Moorjani
  • Ranjana and Raj Mundhe
  • Subash Pereira
  • Vikrant Raina
  • Madhuleena Saha
  • Fahim Siddiqui
  • Renuka and Ashish Singh
  • Vikas Taneja
  • Rajesh Tekchandani
  • Venky Venkataramani

Stories

Subash Pereira: Investing in the Next Generation

In Memory of a Beloved Sister: Smeeta Souza-Roy