SF Bay Area

Upcoming events

2024 Pratham San Francisco Gala

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club
3000 Alexis Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Save the date for the 2024 Pratham San Francisco Bay Area Gala!


CAMaL Ka Camp: Turning learning into an amazing adventure

Language and math skills are the magic keys that transform a child’s world to one of learning and possibility!
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2023 Pratham Spring Galas: A look back

Springtime brings new beginnings, growth, and hope, and it was during this vibrant season that Pratham hosted its first galas of the year!

The Pratham Houston Gala united Houston’s Indian-American community in support of Pratham’s learning programs. Preity G. Zinta, accomplished actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, was the evening’s guest speaker and left attendees inspired. Pratham’s commitment to addressing learning loss during the pandemic was emphasized by Annu Rao Naik, President of the Pratham Houston chapter, and the audience was urged to...
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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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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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Leadership

Co-Presidents
Ari Daman
Balagopalan Ramakrishnan

Secretary
Kalpana Guha

Advisory Board
Ravikrishna Cherukuri
Diana and Arjun Divecha
Subha and Kris Rajana
Deborah Weisser and Ben Gomes

Executive Board Aarthi Balagopalan and Balagopalan Ramakrishnan
Sonal and Kislay Banka
Sharada Chandrasekaran and Ravi Aringunram
Rishab Ghosh
Vidhya Gopalakrishnan and Sathya Thyagaraj
Samira and Senthil Hariramasamy
Vineet Kapur
Padma Kuditipudi and K.V. Rao
Sukanya and Omkaram Nalamasu
Srinivasa Narayanan
Radha Penekelapati
Amar Rao
Medha Rishi and Varun Badhwar
Suja Viswesan and Vijayanand Sankarasubramanian
Sahaja Sarathy and Sathyam Mandra
Candy and Puneet Sarna
Shara Senior and Swapnil Deopurkar
Anupama Shekhar and Daniel Gross
Niraj and Umesh Singh
Smita and Shashidhar Thakur
Archana and Uresh Vahalia
Ruta and Vijay Wakharkar
Jyothi and Jai Das
Seema Iyer
Tresa Johnson and Ashish Agarwal
Shalini GovilPai and Raj Pai
Surbhi and Deepak Jindal
Binitha Surendran and Sajosh Janarthanam

Stories

Om’s Story: Beyond Cake and Presents

Deepti’s Story: Beautiful Music for a Beautiful Cause

Har Asha Foundation: Nurturing Hope for a Healthier India