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Pratham selected to receive funding from Google.org Impact Challenge for Women & Girls

Pratham Education Foundation has been selected as one of the 34 initiatives worldwide to receive funding support from the Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls.

The Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Over 7,800 applications were submitted by organizations from across the world and were reviewed by a panel of experts from several sectors, after which 34 initiatives were chosen.

Pratham will receive USD$1 million in...
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Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development

Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development – the world’s highest education accolade – for her work in improving learning outcomes.

The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals or teams who have contributed significantly to the theory and practice of education. It consists of two prizes, working in harmony: the Yidan Prize for Education Research and the Yidan Prize for Education Development. Professor Eric A. Hanushek, Paul and Jean...
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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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Leadership

Co-President
Sharonyka Kumar Narayan

Co-President
Devindra Chainani

Gala Co-Chairs
Roopa Satagopan & Sharonyka Kumar Narayan

Brand and Influencer Engagement Chairs
Payal Tiwana & Roopa Satagopan

Youth Programs Lead
Reetam Bhattacharya

Executive Board
Darshana Shanbhag and Dilip Wagle
Sarika and Samir Bodas
Vandana and Vikram Chalana
Sumit Chauhan
Meenakshi Rishi and Niranjan Chipalkatti
Kavitha Ramakrishnan and Anand Eswaran
Sheila Gulati
Yumi Iwasaki and Anoop Gupta
Rupal Mehta
Sakshi Thawani and Jeetendra Mirchandani
Seema Pareek and Gurdeep Singh Pall
Janet Levinger and William Poole
Sharmila and Pradeep Rathinam
Satya and Rao Remala
Roopa and Murli Satagopan
Leena and Bharat Shah
Rubie Singh
Neha Krishna and Rishabh Tandon
Payal and Pravjit Tiwana
Trang Le and Rich Tong

Stories

The Remala Family: Leading by Example

Somit’s Story: Learning and Growing with Pratham