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Pratham Community gets into the Spirit of Giving

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Pratham hosted its holiday event, ‘Spirit of Giving.’ It was an evening filled with music, merriment and more – all in support of Pratham’s Digital Learning Villages initiative. The event was watched by over 300 guests. The world’s first South Asian a cappella group, Penn Masala, kicked off the evening on a musical note with a lively performance, and the evening wrapped up with stand-up comedian, Amit Tandon’s, hilarious act. You can view the recording...
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World Bank Panel Calls TaRL "A Smart Buy"

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL), Pratham’s pioneering approach to imparting basic literacy and numeracy skills, was among the methodologies listed as a “good buy” for improving learning in low- and middle-income countries by the new Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP).

The mandate of this independent, cross-disciplinary body composed of 12 leading education experts is to provide succinct, usable, policy-focused recommendations to support decision-makers about where to allocate their funding and focus their reform efforts.

The panel, co-chaired by Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel...
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Fareed Zakaria and Anil Kapoor Headline Pratham National Gala

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Pratham hosted its first-ever national gala. More than 1100 supporters from across the US attended the virtual fundraiser, which featured CNN Host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria, Actor and Producer Anil Kapoor and Singer, Lyricist and Composer Shaan. Dubbed “Pratham Beyond: Make Learning Limitless,” the event raised $2 million, which will provide remote learning to 600,000 children in some of India’s most vulnerable communities across the country.

After welcoming attendees, Pratham USA Chairman Deepak Raj...
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DC Chapter Pays It Forward at Annual Gala

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Pratham DC hosted its annual gala at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, VA. The event, which was attended by more than 400 guests, set a record for the burgeoning chapter by raising $450,000 for our programs in India.

Chapter President Chethan Rao welcomed guests to the evening’s program, which featured a keynote speech by Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji, a live auction as well as a comedy performance by Hari Kondabolu.

“This year’s gala was record-setting for our...
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DC Area College Students Show Moves for Pratham

Local university students have found a way to combine their enthusiasm for dance while supporting child literacy in India.

Organizers of Maryland Masti, an annual intercollegiate garba/raas competition hosted by students at the University of Maryland, College Park, have selected Pratham as their charity of choice for a second year in a row. Proceeds from the 2019 competition, to be held on February 19, will again be donated to Pratham. Eight teams competed in this year’s Masti, which aims to spread awareness...
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