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...
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...
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...
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...
On the morning of Sunday, September 12, Pratham Chicago hosted its annual Chicago 5K Walk at Busse Woods. With over 150 registrations and a great turnout, the 5K Walk was the most successful one to date for the chapter and helped raise awareness and funds for Pratham’s education programs for underprivileged children in India. The walk was also Pratham Chicago’s first in-person event in over a year and was the perfect setting for a fun day out with family and friends while supporting an important cause. Participants were greeted with a...
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- Rahul Bhattad
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- Shiv Iyer
- Murugesh Kasilingam
- Yev Kozachuk
- Susan Patel
- Srinivas Reddy
- Krishnan Saranathan
- Sanjjeev K. Singh
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