SF Bay Area

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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Sarva Mangal Family Trust Funds Expansion of Pratham Technology Initiatives

Pratham USA is pleased announced a two-year commitment from the Sarva Mangal Family Trust to support the expansion of technology initiatives aimed at assisting Indian middle schoolers (ages 10-14) and young adults (ages 18-30).

Over the past 12 months, we have been experimenting with the use of tablet technology as a way to deliver our educational content to economically disadvantaged children with the primary objective of inspiring and engaging them through self-directed learning.
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Girls’ Education Highlighted at Record-Breaking Pratham SF Bay Area Gala

The SF Bay Area chapter held their annual gala on August 27, 2016 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. The evening capped a record-breaking year for the chapter, putting it on track to raise over one million dollars for the first time. The gala was attended by about 300 well-wishers from the Bay Area Indo-American community who came together to celebrate Pratham’s accomplishments and renew their commitment to educate India’s children.

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who...
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MediaX Symposium on Meeting Worldwide Challenges in Education

MediaX, in collaboration with Pratham SF Bay Area, hosted an evening symposium on June 9 at the Center for Education Research at Stanford University exploring ways to harness technological innovation to address literacy and education worldwide.

Pratham board member Neerja Raman and MediaX sponsor Karina Alexanian welcomed symposium attendees and encouraged a dynamic conversation around ​scaling education​ technology in developing nations.
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Leadership

President
Umesh Singh

Secretary
Kalpana Guha

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

Executive Board
  • Aarthi Balagopalanand Balagopalan Ramakrishnan
  • Sonal and Kislay Banka
  • Priya and Ranjit Desai
  • Kumar Ganapathy
  • Rishab Ghosh
  • Vidhya Gopalakrishnan and Sathya Thyagaraj
  • Sanjiv Goyal
  • 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
  • Rajan Raghavan
  • Shanthi Rajan
  • Neerja and Vas Raman
  • Amar Rao
  • Manimala and Kumaravel Sadras
  • Sahaja Sarathy and Sathyam Mandra
  • Niraj Singh
  • Shuba and Somas Somasundaram
  • Vinu Srivatsan
  • Charlene and Sanjay Srivastava
  • Sudha and Subramanian Sundaresh
  • Smita and Shashidhar Thakur
  • Sudhakar Valluru
  • Suja Viswesan and Vijayanand Sankarasubramanian

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

Stories

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