SF Bay Area

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SF Bay Area Gala 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club
3000 Alexis Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Save the date for the 2018 Pratham SF Bay Area Gala with Guest of Honor Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.


Pratham Featured in SSIR: Earning the Right to Scale

In an informative article that appeared in the recent issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), authors William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker discuss the difficulties many nonprofits face when attempting to scale up, and the qualities necessary for an organization to expand its impact successfully.

“Earning the Right to Scale,” Meehan and Jonker argue, “takes place as the culmination of a deep, long-term commitment to strategic leadership.” According to the authors, “One organization that exemplifies strategic leadership is Pratham,...
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Pratham Releases ASER 2017: Beyond Basics

On January 18, 2018, Pratham released the 12th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). The comprehensive report examines the status of learning in rural communities, where most of the nation’s poor reside. In contrast to previous years, which have focused on children aged 3 to 16, this year’s report, called “Beyond Basics,” surveyed youth between the ages of 14 and 18. This age group is the first generation to have finished eight years of school since India’s Right to Education...
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Pratham Recognized by Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently acknowledged Pratham in an article examining how India’s social innovators extend their reach.

In “The Denominator Mind-set for Scaling Social Change,” Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes and Swati Ganeti put forth the premise that social change can be thought of in terms of a fraction. The authors explain that “the denominator represents the size of a given social need, while the numerator exemplifies what a given organization is currently accomplishing to reduce that need.”

The article cites...
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Girls' Education and Digital Learning Highlighted at SF Bay Area Gala

On September 9, 2017, well-wishers and supporters gathered at the beautiful Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club to celebrate Pratham’s achievements at the annual SF Bay Area Gala. This year’s event highlighted girls’ education and digital learning, two of Pratham’s core programs, and raised funds for the Second Chance program, which has been instrumental in helping female dropouts return to school to complete their secondary school education.
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PraDigi: A New Way to Engage Children in Learning

On August 29 in New Delhi, Pratham unveiled its latest innovation, PraDigi. In addition to providing tablets to rural communities, this digital initiative includes a learning app that offers children high-quality, interactive content to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills, support their subject-specific competencies, and promote their ability to think critically and work collaboratively.

Currently, 25 games and more than 500 videos are available for three age groups in 11 Indian languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi,...
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Leadership

President
Umesh Singh

Secretary
Kalpana Guha

Advisory Board
  • Ravikrishna Cherukuri
  • Diana and Arjun Divecha
  • Subha and Kris Rajana
  • Shanti Subramanyam and AGK Karunakaran
  • Deborah Weisser and Ben Gomes

Executive Board
  • Aarthi Balagopalan and Balagopalan Ramakrishnan
  • Sonal and Kislay Banka
  • Ari Daman and Srinivas Narayanan
  • Priya and Ranjit Desai
  • Kumar Ganapathy
  • Rishab Ghosh
  • Vidhya Gopalakrishnan and Sathya Thyagaraj
  • Sanjiv Goyal
  • Anupama Shekhar and Daniel Gross
  • Samira and Senthil Hariramasamy
  • Chinar Kapoor and Rohit Mittal
  • Vineet Kapur
  • Padma Kuditipudi and Venkatram (KV Rao)
  • Srinivas Madala
  • Parvathi Nackeeran and Nackeeran Narayanan
  • Sukanya and Omkaram Nalamasu
  • Rohini and Suneil Parulekar
  • Ragini and Rajan Raghavan
  • Shanthi Rajan
  • Neerja and Vas Raman
  • Amar Rao
  • Candy and Puneet Sarna
  • Sahaja Sarathy and Sathyam Mandra
  • Anita and Shirish Sathe
  • Niraj Singh
  • Shuba and Somas Somasundaram
  • Charlene and Sanjay Srivastava
  • Sundi Sundaresh
  • Smita and Shashidhar Thakur
  • Suja Viswesan and Vijayanand Sankarasubramanian

Young Professionals Leads
  • Sandeep Purwar
  • Shreya Dhingra
  • Saba Mohsin

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