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5 things we learned at the Pratham Virtual Career Panel

If you could go back in time, what is the most important thing you would tell yourself as you progress through your career?

This was a guiding principles of our virtual career panel discussion hosted on November 8, 2022. The event featured panelists Anu Krishnan, Jennifer Marszalek, and Nag Vaidyanathan, and it was moderated by Yev Kozachuk.

Keep reading to find out what our key takeaways from the event were!

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A splash of color and a whole lot of inspiration!

The Chicago community gathered at Barrington Road Pond – Picnic Groves on June 5th for their Carnival of Colors event. Each year, the chapter hosts a 5K walk but this year, it was a far more exciting and colorful event! Participants got to play with colored powder before and after the walk reminiscent of the Indian festival of Holi.

Nag Vaidyanathan, Pratham Chicago Chapter President, said, “The Chicago walk has been a popular event for the community and it’s heartwarming to...
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Nag Vaidyanathan appointed as president of Pratham Chicago

Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Nag Vaidyanathan as president of our Chicago chapter. Nag will be taking the reins from Srinivas Reddy who led the chapter for the past two challenging pandemic years.

During his term, Srinivas bonded the chapter through regular communication, spearheading fundraising efforts with board and staff members, and pivoting to effective virtual events to keep the Chicago chapter engaged. The chapter saw growth in fundraising in these two years despite refraining from any...
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Pratham selected to receive funding from Google.org Impact Challenge for Women & Girls

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

The Google.org 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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Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development

Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development – the world’s highest education accolade – for her work in improving learning outcomes.

The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals or teams who have contributed significantly to the theory and practice of education. It consists of two prizes, working in harmony: the Yidan Prize for Education Research and the Yidan Prize for Education Development. Professor Eric A. Hanushek, Paul and Jean...
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Leadership

President
Nageswaran Vaidyanathan

Vice President
Alwar Narayanan

Executive Board
  • Rina Akolawala
  • Dilip Bhattacharjee
  • Rahul Bhattad
  • Suren Gupta
  • Shiv Iyer
  • Murugesh Kasilingam
  • Yev Kozachuk
  • Susan Patel
  • Srinivas Reddy
  • Krishnan Saranathan
  • Sanjjeev K. Singh
  • Praveen Sharma