Seattle

Pratham USA partners with Shell in support of “The Giving Pump” campaign

Pratham USA is pleased to partner with Shell in support of “The Giving Pump” campaign. Now through September 30, 2021, a portion of your fill up at the purple pump at participating Shell stations in the Seattle area (and some locations in Texas and Louisiana) will go towards supporting Pratham USA.

Shell launched “The Giving Pump” at stations across the U.S. as part of its Force For Good initiative to drive positive change in local communities by giving back. At participating...
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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...
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Pratham USA Announces New Board Appointments

Pratham USA is thrilled to announce that Seattle-based venture capitalist Sheila Gulati and Dallas Fort-Worth’s Sumeet Jaisinghani have been appointed to our National Board of Directors, effective March 2021.

Sheila is the founder and managing director of Tola Capital, a global private equity firm that focuses exclusively on investments in enterprise software companies. She brings a wide range of industry experience, blending financial and strategic acumen with a broad understanding and passion for software businesses. Sheila has been involved with Pratham...
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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 Supporters team up for Microsoft GIVE

On Friday, October 2, in conjunction with Microsoft’s annual GIVE program, the Seattle chapter held a kickoff event hosted by Seattle board member Bharat Shah and his team.

After welcoming attendees to the virtual event, Bharat explained why his team sponsors Pratham during GIVE month: “For me, as I examine what made me what I am today, the kind of privilege I had, it was education. It got me to where I am today. And even when I look at many...
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Leadership

Chairman
Pradeep Singh

President
Darshana Shanbhag

Advisory Board
  • Sarika and Samir Bodas
  • Vandana and Vikram Chalana
  • Sumit Chauhan
  • Sheila Gulati
  • Yumi Iwasaki and Anoop Gupta
  • Neha Krishna and Rishabh Tandon
  • Trang Le and Rich Tong
  • Janet Levinger and Will Poole
  • Rupal Mehta
  • Girish Nair
  • Seema Pareek and Gurdeep Singh Pall
  • Kavitha Ramakrishnan and Anand Eswaran
  • Sharmila and Pradeep Rathinam
  • Satya and Rao Remala
  • Roopa and Murli Satagopan
  • Leena and Bharat Shah
  • Darshana Shanbhag
  • Rubie Singh

Stories

The Remala Family: Leading by Example

Somit’s Story: Learning and Growing with Pratham