New York Tri-State

Upcoming events

NYC Benefit 2021

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Save the date for the Pratham NYC 2021 Benefit.


Entrepreneurs Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa Join Pratham USA Board

Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa to its US board of directors. The two entrepreneurs will add to the diversity of experience of the already accomplished group.

Neha is president and co-founder of GEP, a global provider of strategy, software, and managed services to enterprise supply chain management and procurement at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, she is passionate about...
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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 read and understand a...
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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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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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NY Tri-State Gala and Benefit Concert Usher in 25th Anniversary of Pratham

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the NY Tri-State chapter, celebrated a quarter-century of transforming lives with an exhilarating gala and benefit concert that raised an impressive $4 million to help expand Pratham’s work into 10,000 communities.

Chapter President Rahul Mahajan welcomed guests for cocktails and a medley of Indian street-food in the iconic atrium of 60 Wall Street before they walked across Wall Street, which had been closed specifically for the event, to the Cipriani ballroom for dinner and an intimate...
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Leadership

President
Rahul Mahajan

Executive Board
  • Paras Bhayani
  • Meera Bhutta
  • Swapna Chandak
  • Alpesh Chokshi
  • Rohit Chopra
  • Sheru Chowdhry
  • Dinyar Devitre
  • Vik Hebatpuria
  • Sheila Hooda
  • Prashant (PJ) Juvekar
  • Aman Kapadia
  • Rohit Kapoor
  • Raman Kapur
  • Atul Khanna
  • Kavita Mahtani
  • Sameer Maru
  • Manjula Menon
  • Anjna Motwani
  • Shilpa Mullan
  • Jignesh Patel
  • Deepak Raj
  • Brian Rebello
  • Shilpa Sanger
  • Anand Sanwal
  • Gagan Singh
  • Manoj Singh

Stories

Rhea Sanger: Breaking the Mold

2019 Pratham LEADers Circle Event

Parth’s and Sarina’s Story: Gaining Perspective and Bringing About Change

Akshar’s Story: 3 R’s and an M