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Pratham and Microsoft Hack for Good

In July, more than 25,000 Microsoft employees at nearly 50 venues around the world participated in the annual company-wide hackathon, a weeklong event that utilizes Microsoft’s people and ideas as a platform for innovation.

One of the activities called “Hack for Good,” invites nonprofit organizations to work alongside Microsoft engineers to address a specific social need. This year, six participants worked with Pratham staff in Seattle and India on the development of a mobile app to simplify the evaluation of children’s...
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Seattle Gala Celebrates Pratham's Achievements

On September 7, 2019, Pratham Seattle hosted its annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. More than 300 guests attended the event to celebrate and support Pratham’s mission, raising over $700,000.

Following cocktails, guests gathered in the ballroom to learn more about the educational gains their financial support furthers through Pratham’s work.

“If you can teach someone how to read, they can educate themselves. You unleash the talent that exists,” explained Seattle Chairman Pradeep Singh. “It is our responsibility to create a...
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Pratham Seattle Hosts Lunch and Learn

On March 24, Medha Uniyal, director of the Pratham’s vocational programs, and Smitin Brid, head of Pratham’s early childhood programs, visited Seattle to meet with local supporters and discuss their work. The two addressed a group of 20—ranging from long-time chapter members to newcomers—at the Wild Ginger restaurant in Bellevue, WA.

Medha opened the evening with a brief history of Pratham, highlighting what separates Pratham from other organizations: “For us, the overall objective is not to have people come to rural...
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A Memorable Night at the Pratham Seattle Gala

On September 14, 2018, more than 300 local business leaders, dignitaries and residents passionate about education gathered for the annual Pratham Seattle gala. Held at the Westin, Bellevue, the event raised over $500,000 for Pratham’s transformative education programs. First-time attendees Krishna Thiagarajan, president and CEO of the Seattle Symphony, Vandana Slatter, a member of the Washington House of Representatives, and JJ McKay, founder and publisher of The Fresh Toast, were among the many notable faces that graced the event.

Following cocktails, guests...
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Solving Problems at the Microsoft Hackathon

With roughly 20,000 participants globally, Microsoft’s annual company-wide hackathon is the largest of its kind, giving employees and interns a chance to apply their problem-solving skills to projects that deliver social impact. The “Hack for Good” track of the event allows participants to team up with a nonprofit organization to address a specific need. This year, engineers worked with Pratham to fix an issue related to Pradigi, our digital learning app.

Pradigi offers children access to high-quality, interactive content that can...
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Leadership

Chairman
Pradeep Singh

President
Darshana Shanbhag

Advisory Board
  • Sarika and Samir Bodas
  • Vandana and Vikram Chalana
  • Sumit Chauhan and Ram Singh
  • Sheila Gulati
  • Yumi Iwasaki and Anoop Gupta
  • Kaniz and Jawad Khaki
  • Neha Krishna and Rishabh Tandon
  • Trang Le and Rich Tong
  • Janet Levinger and Will Poole
  • Rupal Mehta and Srivats Srinivasan
  • 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