Phoenix

Another Successful Readathon for Pratham Phoenix

Led by chapter board member Aishwarya Adyanthaya, Pratham Phoenix completed the 2019 Readathon with impressive results. 18 avid readers aged five to twelve participated in the annual campaign, which encourages kids in the US to read while raising money for underprivileged children in India. It is an ideal way for the whole family to get involved with Pratham.

“The Readathon helps educate our children that are growing up here in US about the issues with education in India,” explained Chapter President...
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Phoenix Launches Young Professionals Group

The Phoenix Young Professionals Group is officially up and running. On August 18, 2019, representatives of the fledging group, which consists of recent college graduates working in the Phoenix area and graduate students at Arizona State University (ASU), were on hand at a welcome event for incoming ASU students, where more than 75 people expressed their interest in joining.

At their first official meeting, held the following week, Dr. Punam Ohri, local board member and YP group advisor; Samyukta Subramanian, program...
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Pratham Gala Celebrates Collective Impact of Phoenix Community

On Saturday, April 27, local Pratham supporters gathered for the annual Phoenix Gala. Held at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, the event brought together 300 guests, raising $400K for our education programs in India.

“Why should 26 individuals make as much as 3.8 billion people in the world?” asked the night’s keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Narang, CEO of Banner University Medical Center. In a speech stressing our collective responsibility to give back to the less fortunate, he declared, “There is no...
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Sanat Patel Connects Phoenix with Pratham Beneficiaries

On January 27, 2019, Phoenix advisory board member Sanat Patel hosted a video conference for US supporters from a Pratham center near Vadodara, Gujarat. During the hour-long event, Sanat served as both moderator and interpreter between the participants in India and donors in Phoenix. The call—a creative way to connect US volunteers with program beneficiaries—offered many their first chance to interact directly with the children they are so dedicated to helping.

Sanat, along with his wife, Jagu, and his mother, Manju,...
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Phoenix Kids Exceed Expectations During Annual Pratham USA Readathon

The annual campaign has become a fun way for families to raise funds for Pratham education programs in India while promoting reading, service and a sense of community here in the US.

With a fundraising goal of $3,000, organizers Aishwarya and Madhavi recruited 25 children from the East Valley and Central Phoenix communities and hosted a series of small events to promote the goal of the campaign. Thanks to the hard work and tenacity of the readers and their families, the...
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Leadership

President
Dr. Sheena Banerjee

Advisory Board
  • Dr. Shalini Agarwal
  • Dr. Maninder Chatha
  • Alka Das
  • Dr. Wishwdeep Dhillon
  • Dr. Rajeev Garg
  • Rajesh Menon
  • Dr. Hemant Pandey
  • Dr. Shruti Parasher
  • Milan Patel
  • Sanat Patel
  • Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan
  • Dr. Mandeep Rai
  • Dr. Simpi Sanghera
  • Anu Venugopal
 
Executive Board
  • Aishwarya Adyanthaya
  • Dr. Asan Ariff
  • Anu Bhat
  • Sumona Bhattacharya
  • Dr. Hemasree Chaliki
  • Sona Dodd
  • Dr. Ashok Garg
  • Dr. Shipra Garg
  • Asha Gopal
  • Dr. Nishant Gupta
  • Suprit Gupta
  • Dr. Pankaj Jain
  • Raj Kapoor
  • Priti Kaur
  • Girija Krishnamurthy
  • Ruchira Mago
  • Neha Mallik
  • Kinal Movalia
  • Dr. Punam Ohri- Vachaspati
  • Kashmira Qureshi
  • Dr. Anjali Pandey
  • Priti Patel
  • Baiju Shah
  • Dr. Nandini Sharma
  • Dr. Amruta Vadnerkar

Stories

Dr. Poduval Goes the Distance

Madhulika's story - Determined to Reach the Top

Tavishi and Yash's story: Cookies and Books for Pratham