Los Angeles

Pratham Mody Technical Institute Inauguration

On January 4, 2019, supporters gathered for the inauguration of the Pratham Mody Technical Institute in the village of Kamargaon in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Built with the generous contribution of the late Pravin Mody and his wife, Sudha, who attended the event with her family, the multi-discipline training center will offer courses in technical trades such as electrical, plumbing and construction to approximately 600 students annually. Numerous companies, including Godrej Properties, Haier, Larsen & Toubro, LG, and Tata Housing, have already...
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LA Hosts PraDigi: Transforming Learning Through Technology

On Saturday, May 19, the Los Angeles chapter of Pratham USA hosted “PraDigi: Transforming Learning Through Technology,” a panel discussion focused on Pratham’s recently launched EdTech initiative that looks to revolutionize how children in rural India learn. More than 150 guests from the greater Los Angeles area gathered at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel to hear experts discuss PraDigi and the role of technology in combating India’s education crisis.
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The Joys Of Giving Highlighted at Annual Los Angeles Gala

On September 16, 2017, Pratham Los Angeles hosted its annual gala at the Hotel Irvine. More than 300 guests gathered to commemorate Pratham’s achievements and help the chapter reach its $2 million fundraising goal.

Indian motivational speaker Rahul Kapoor Jain gave the night’s keynote address. “Let us live with a vision and purpose to help others across the world to ignite their inner powers and achieve results that matter,” he urged, stressing the importance of giving to a cause with personal...
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PraDigi: A New Way to Engage Children in Learning

On August 29 in New Delhi, Pratham unveiled its latest innovation, PraDigi. In addition to providing tablets to rural communities, this digital initiative includes a learning app that offers children high-quality, interactive content to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills, support their subject-specific competencies, and promote their ability to think critically and work collaboratively.

Currently, 25 games and more than 500 videos are available for three age groups in 11 Indian languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi,...
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Sarva Mangal Family Trust Funds Expansion of Pratham Technology Initiatives

Pratham USA is pleased announced a two-year commitment from the Sarva Mangal Family Trust to support the expansion of technology initiatives aimed at assisting Indian middle schoolers (ages 10-14) and young adults (ages 18-30).

Over the past 12 months, we have been experimenting with the use of tablet technology as a way to deliver our educational content to economically disadvantaged children with the primary objective of inspiring and engaging them through self-directed learning.
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Leadership

Chairman
Sudesh Arora

President
Navneet Chugh

Vice Presidents
Raj Shah and Nisheeth Singh

Treasurer
Ramesh Patel

Ambassador 
Dhiren Mehta

Advisory Board
  • Avadhesh Agarwal
  • Bradford Freer
  • Mohamed Hamir
  • Sudhaben Mody
  • Dipak Sarkar
  • Manahar Shah
 
Executive Board
  • Raj Dhami
  • Ashesh Kamdar
  • Dr. Gunvant Mehta
  • Dave Saxena
  • Milind Pasari
  • Ruben Ranat
  • Jigar Shah

Contact Us

la@prathamusa.org

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