Dallas-Fort Worth

Dr. Lav Kapadia and Mr. Suman Chepuri to co-lead the Pratham Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter

We are honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Lav Kapadia and Mr. Suman Chepuri as Co-Presidents of the Pratham Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Board.

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a board-certified Otolaryngologist. He joined the Pratham DFW Board in 2003 and has served as the DFW Board President for several years. He is supported by his wife, Manisha Kapadia, who has led successful DFW Readathon campaigns and helped spur community engagement.

Mr. Suman Chepuri has supported Pratham for over a decade and...
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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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The Economist on TaRL

An article that appeared in The Economist on April 10th offers a glimpse into how Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) methodology is being implemented in Africa to help students catch up in the wake of Covid-19.

The impact of school closures on learning has been devastating—disproportionately impacting underresourced communities, widening learning gaps and exacerbating inequality. According to the author, “Pupils in many poor countries have long been learning shockingly little. In Botswana only about half of ten-year olds can...
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Pratham USA Announces New Board Appointments

Pratham USA is thrilled to announce that Seattle-based venture capitalist Sheila Gulati and Dallas Fort-Worth’s Sumeet Jaisinghani have been appointed to our National Board of Directors, effective March 2021.

Sheila is the founder and managing director of Tola Capital, a global private equity firm that focuses exclusively on investments in enterprise software companies. She brings a wide range of industry experience, blending financial and strategic acumen with a broad understanding and passion for software businesses. Sheila has been involved with Pratham...
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Dr. Lav Kapadia
Suman Chepuri

Advisory Board
Dr. Nick Shroff
Hemakshi Desai
Dr. Manish Dhawan
Shridhar Mittal
Paul Pandian
Ashok Patel
Yogi Patel
Dr. Leena Shroff
Om Singla
Hasmukh Vankawala

Executive Board
Atul Barve
Dr. Nikhil Bhayani
Sonali Chaturvedi
Suman Chepuri
Rachna Dhir
Sumeet Jaisinghani
Dr. Lav Kapadia
Manesh Lilani
Dr. Rohini Mehta
Shabnam Modgil
Ron Parikh
Nick Punyamurthy
Mahesh Vankawala

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