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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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Pratham USA Announces Two Key Leadership Appointments

Pratham USA is pleased to announce two key leadership appointments.

National Board Director and Seattle Chapter Chairman Pradeep Singh has been appointed vice-chairman of the board and chair of the marketing committee. In this role, Pradeep will be responsible for the strategic direction and operations of our digital marketing efforts.

Pradeep has agreed to lend his support at a critical time. His experience and expertise in the technology and marketing sectors will allow us to navigate this moment with a focus on...
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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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Catching up with Pratham@UH

The University of Houston’s Pratham Student Group recently celebrated its 14th anniversary. Since it was founded as the first university chapter of Pratham, hundreds of students have participated in events and activities sponsored by Pratham@UH to raise funds and awareness for our mission.

Many are undoubtedly drawn to the numerous social events and networking opportunities, which include Holi celebrations, karaoke nights, samosa bakes sales and the annual Pratham gala. For others, the organization serves as a way to make a difference...
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Pratham Houston Raises Record $4.5 Million at Anniversary Gala

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, more than 900 guests attended the annual Houston gala, which commemorated 20 years of Pratham’s presence in the US. Held at the Hilton Americas, the event raised $4.5 million—the largest amount ever by a local Indian-American charity—to support our education programs.

The enormous impact we’ve made on the education sector in India was reflected in the evening’s program. A touching video tribute to gala honoree Vijay Goradia, who established Pratham USA in 1999 after visiting a...
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Leadership

President
Dhiren Shethia

Advisory Board
  • Avinash Ahuja
  • Kumar Bashyam
  • Amit Bhandari
  • Hemant Goradia
  • Sapphira Goradia
  • Swatantra Jain
  • Shawn Karande
  • Mai Melligeri
  • Poonam Mittal
  • Shital Patel
  • Smita Singh

Executive Board
  • Shivaji Dasgupta
  • Meena Datt
  • Dhamo Dhamotharan
  • Abhishek Dhingra
  • Asha Dhume
  • Dr. Marie Goradia
  • Manish Jain
  • Himadri Katharani
  • Brij Kathuria
  • Dr. Sippi Khurana
  • Sri Lakshmanan
  • Sameera Kapasi Mahendru
  • Shampa Mukerji
  • Annu Naik
  • Kautilya "Cody" Patel
  • Purav Patel
  • Pradip Seernani
  • Anil Shah
  • Ash Shah
  • Mahesh Shah
  • Rasool Shaik
  • Nameer Siddiqui
  • Jyothi Singh
  • Dominic Sreshta
  • Asheet Yagnik

Young Professionals Leads
  • Darel D’Souza
  • Hardik Shah

Stories

Tanvi's Story: Punches, Kicks and Self-Discovery

Sachin's Story: A Learning Experience

Sandeep’s Story: Racing to Give Children a Better Life

Yogi Patel: Crusader for India's Children