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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Changing Lives with Pratham: A conversation with Darel D'Souza

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Darel D’Souza, a passionate and long-time supporter of Pratham USA, to delve into his incredible journey of involvement and the deep personal impact Pratham has had on his life.

For nearly two decades, Darel has remained steadfast in his dedication to Pratham, playing an integral part in their mission to provide quality education to children and young people in India. From his early days as a volunteer at the University of Houston’s Pratham...
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2023 Pratham Spring Galas: A look back

Springtime brings new beginnings, growth, and hope, and it was during this vibrant season that Pratham hosted its first galas of the year!

The Pratham Houston Gala united Houston’s Indian-American community in support of Pratham’s learning programs. Preity G. Zinta, accomplished actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, was the evening’s guest speaker and left attendees inspired. Pratham’s commitment to addressing learning loss during the pandemic was emphasized by Annu Rao Naik, President of the Pratham Houston chapter, and the audience was urged to...
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Annu Naik appointed as president of Pratham Houston

Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Annu Rao Naik as president of the Houston chapter.

Annu will be taking the reins from Dhiren Shethia who has led the chapter to great success despite the pandemic. Under Dhiren’s leadership, the Houston Chapter exceeded its fundraising goals and planned successful events that raised funds for programs in India.  In the process of doing so, he engaged a whole new professional team for the Houston chapter. The foundations for corporate giving...
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Christine Ha, MasterChef Season 3 Winner, inspires Houston audiences at Pratham Luncheon

An afternoon of storytelling by a blind chef and restaurateur brought smiles and inspiration to a Houston crowd at the end of a difficult year around the world. The Indian-American community came together on December 9, 2021, at the Pratham Houston luncheon to celebrate resilience and learning for children in India. The highlight of the afternoon was a conversation with Christine Ha, the blind cook who won season 3 of ‘MasterChef.’ 

In a conversation with Pratham Houston board member, Ananya Sarkar,...
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Annu Rao Naik

Advisory Board
Avinash Ahuja
Kumar Bashyam
Amit Bhandari
Vikram Gopal
Sapphira Goradia
Swatantra Jain
Shawn Karande
Dr. Sippi Khurana
Mai Melligeri
Poonam Mittal
Shital Patel
Scott Pharr
Rasool Shaik
Dhiren Shethia
Smita Singh

Executive Board
Ashima Chock ne'e Arora
Shivaji Dasgupta
Meena Datt
Dhamo Dhamotharan
Asha Dhume
Sonali Gandhi
Dr. Marie Goradia
Manish Jain
Himadri Katharani
Brij Kathuria
Sri Lakshmanan
Madhu Maganti
Sameera Kapasi Mahendru
Pankaj Malani
Raj Mehta
Shampa Mukerji
Kunal Nadkarni
Annu Naik
Beejal Patel
Purav Patel
Ananya Sarkar
Pradip Seernani
Anil Shah
Ash Shah
Mahesh Shah
Mili Shah
Namrata Sharma Goel
Jyothi Singh
Dominic Sreshta
Asheet Yagnik

Young Professionals Leads
Darel D’Souza


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