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THE RISE CAMPAIGN

Because Education Always Matters

Support the Pratham USA RISE Campaign

India’s lockdown will disproportionately affect children and youth who already experience barriers to quality education. During this uncertain period, Pratham remains focused on connecting with children in new ways to fulfill our mission.

The Responsive Innovation to Sustain Education (RISE) Campaign has been established to sustain our direct work in more than 5,000 communities and to ensure livelihoods for our 7,000 full-time employees—the backbone of our organization. 

As of June 1, with the aid of 130,000 volunteers, we are pleased to report Pratham is reaching children in 12,000 communities. In addition, our vast digital repository is being utilized by 14 state governments and more than 225 partners. Your support today is crucial for this effort.

Please consider making a donation today. The price these children will pay if they fall behind is too great.

Keeping People Safe and Informed

Pratham is creating and sharing materials on safety and hygiene as well as translating WHO videos into regional languages to provide reliable information on COVID-19. MORE

Staying Connected with Children

We are staying connected with our Hamara Goan communities and are finding new ways to keep children engaged and learning with support from parents and other caregivers. MORE

Supporting Learning for All

Our digital content is now being shared through open-source platforms in cooperation with governments and partner organizations to sustain learning for 300 million children. MORE

Turning The Education Crisis Into Opportunity

A recent article in Forbes, “Turning Our Education Crisis Into Opportunity: Lessons From High-Performing Nonprofits” provides a glimpse into how Pratham has adapted its learning model during the COVID-19 lockdown in order to continue meeting the educational needs of children in India.

Pratham’s critical investments in EdTech over the past few years, together with our well-established presence on the ground, have allowed us to pivot quickly and effectively to a remote learning model. Since the communities we serve have little or no access to technology, our team has turned to a variety of mediums⁠—Zoom, WhatsApp, text messages, even phone calls⁠⁠—offering daily lessons and ensuring that children remain reassured and focused on learning.

Author Kim Starkey, who has examined numerous high-impact organizations, praises Pratham for its ability to “fare best in times of massive change and disruption.”

"As a father of three young children, I see how disruptive this situation is for their education. I am fortunate to have the tools to support my children and believe it's incumbent on me to help those who don't have the same access and will be hit hardest by this crisis. That's why I'm giving to the RISE Campaign."

— Chethan Rao, Newmark Knight Frank

Chaitanya's Story

A Pratham vocational training graduate's inventiveness is keeping his community safe. MORE

Field Report from Assam

In communities across India, we are reaching out to children to keep them engaged. MORE

Ayesha’s Story

With Pratham's support, a student in the Second Chance program prepares for her exams amid India's lockdown. More

A Message from our CEO

Over the past 25 years, Pratham has worked at scale across India to address the education crisis facing the nation’s children and youth. Today, as we confront an unprecedented challenge, we are leveraging our experience and agility to navigate the pandemic and fulfill our mission.

• Keeping people safe and informed
• Connecting with children and communities in a new way
• Sharing resources to support learning for all
• Collaborating for essential humanitarian aid
• Planning for near- and long-term economic uncertainty

Read the full update on how Pratham is responding to this crisis.

Our Resources

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Pratham has translated WHO videos on health and safety into nine regional Indian languages. More
DAILY LESSONS
Pratham is offering art, music, theater, math, language and science activities through WhatsApp and SMS messages. More
DIGITAL CONTENT
The Pratham Open School digital library includes 3,000 videos, 300 games and three learning applications in eleven regional languages. More
LEARNING APP
The PraDigi App is available for free download on the Google Play store. More
HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT
Pratham is helping deliver pre-cooked meals daily to thousands of vulnerable residents through the Mumbai Food Project. More

Major Contributors

Pratham is deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to our RISE campaign. Below is a list of donors who have supported the campaign as of July 14, 2020, with a gift of $10,000 or more. For a more comprehensive list of supporters and sponsors, click here.

GUARDIAN
Peggy & Avinash Ahuja
Aashish & Dinny Devitre
Indrani & Hemant Goradia
Vijay & Marie Goradia Family Foundation
Bimla & Swatantra Jain
Rachel & Jaideep Khanna
Rekha & Sunil Kumar
Pravin & Sudha Mody Family
Komal Patel & Ketu Amin - Vinakom
Neera & Deepak Raj
Pallabi & Jai Saboo
Shilpa & Arvind Sanger
Sarva Mangal Family Trust
Sunaina & Gagan Singh
Rubie & Pradeep Singh

CHAMPION
Arpita & Rajeev Agarwal
Anonymous
Alpa & Haresh Bhungalia
Leslie & Ashish Bhutani
Ritu & Navneet Chugh
Hemakshi & Manish Desai
Diana & Arjun Divecha
Kamla & Raj Gupta
Khaki Foundation
Gail & Victor Khosla
Saroj & Sreedhar Menon
Ila & Dinesh Paliwal
Geetha & Paul Pandian
Meena & Jayendra Patel
Shital & Bhavesh Patel
Poonam Mittal & Ajai Puri, P.A.N.I. Foundation
Leena & Nick Nipan Shroff
Rita & Manoj Singh
Jolly & Sandeep Somaiya
Vijaysree Venkataraman & Subash Pereira
BENEFACTOR
Pratima Abichandani & Vikrant Raina
Anonymous
Chitra Kumar & Kumar Bashyam
Arpita & Amit Bhandari
Rema & Dhamo Dhamotharan
Leena & Nitin Doshi
Michael Greenstone
Vidya Guhan & Guhan Viswanathan
Shetal & Ashish Gupta
Meghana & Aman Kapadia
Shikha & Rohit Kapoor
Shawn & Seema Karande
Bharati & Rattan Khosa - Amsysco, Inc.
Vandana & Anurag Kumar
Elashri & Pradeep Kumar
Trang Le & Rich Tong
Mai & Aravind Melligeri
Manjula & Gopal Menon
Selma Moon & William Pierce
Kusum & Kamal Narang
Reni & Shantanu Narayen
Amna Naseer and Atul Khanna
Poses Family Foundation
Smita & Ronjay Rakkhit
Rasika & Girish Reddy
Satya & Rao Remala Foundation
Alice & Anuj Saigal
Nancy & Alan D. Schwartz
Leena & Ash Shah
Darshana Shanbhag & Dilip Wagle
Sadhana & Sunil Shenoy
Anila & Dhiren Shethia
Slomi & Rajiv Sobti

PATRON
Uma & Bharat Aggarwal
Rina & Joher Akolawala
Nancy Allen
Kavita & Prakash Alur
Anonymous
Vini & Abhinav Arora
Sam Balaji
Sheena & Deb Banerjee
Minal & Atul Barve
Sonal & Bipin Bavishi
William Bell
Sonali & Anupam Bhandari
Shanthi & Sandeep Bharatwaj
Azmina & Paras Bhayani
William Biggs
Swapna Chandak & Abhishek Bhutra
Madhu Chawla & DP Venkatesh
Bobby & Sheru Chowdhry
Nandini Chowdhury & Deepinder Bhatia
Ari Daman & Srinivas Narayanan
Rumki & Shivaji Dasgupta
Easwar Dharmarjan
Avni & Abhishek Dhingra
Inge & Al Duran
Katharina Forouzandeh
Sona & Anand Gala
Alok Garg & Megha Daga
Vidhya Gopalakrishnan & Sathya Thyagaraj
Bhavna Guglani & Girish Pashilkar
Sheila Gulati
Shailashree & Sharad Gumaste
Ashima & Kamal Gupta
Neha & Ravi Gupta
Gulie & Mohamed Hamir
Sheila & Rajan Hooda
Yumi Iwasaki & Anoop Gupta
Karim Jaffer
Manjiree Jog & Viral Acharya
Manisha & Lav Kapadia
Shireen & Homi Kapadia
Sameera Kapasi & Ashish Mahendru
Himadri & Harish Katharani
Sippi & Ajay Khurana
Lakshmi Kommineni & Anil Patibandla
Martha & Sonny Kothari
Katherine Lewis
Megha & Rahul Mahajan
Sailaja Maramreddy & Srinivas Reddy
Urvashi & Sameer Maru
Shilpa & Sumit Mehra
Ashima & Dushyant Mehra
P and M Mehta Charitable Lead Trust
Laura Miller & Apoo Koticha
Divya Minisandram
Sudha Mishra & Rajesh Jha
Anji & Shridhar Mittal
Lubna & Imtiaz Mohammady
Shampa & Sam Mukerji
Brinda Murty & Shankar Narayanan
Nanda Pallavi & Ranjit Bawa
Vandana & Amit Pamecha
Seema Pareek & Gurdeep Pall
Rohini & Suneil Parulekar
Susan & Rupesh Patel
Beejal & Tejash Patel
Mona & Chirag Patel
Mita & Jignesh Patel
Jagu & Sanat Patel
Sangeeta & Anoop Prasad
Padma & Rao Prathipati
Yiuling & Nick Punyamurthy
Prabha Ramakrishnan & Kanna Venkatasamy
Kavitha Ramakrishnan & Anand Eswaran
Neerja & Vasan Raman
Annu Rao & Sagar Naik
Melissa & Chethan Rao
Sharmila & Pradeep Rathinam
Jennifer & Brian Rebello
Thomas A & Georgina T Russo
Vineeta Salvi & Amit Walia
Sonia & Sundeep Sanghavi
Praggya & Pradip Seernani
Deepak Seshadri
Kumar Shah & Justina Salon
Reema and Kamal Shah
Leena & Bharat Shah
Krishna Sharma
Cartha & Nameer Siddiqui
Renuka & Ashish Singh
Jyothi & Somesh Singh
Maninder & Arvinder Singh
Indira & Om Singla
Sangeeta & Sanjiv Sobti Family
Anita & Dominic Sreshta
Anuradha & Mani Subramanian
Reena & Harit Talwar
Shama Tanveer & Rasool Shaik
Chitra Thankaswamy & Ganesh Ramakrishnan
Kamal & Nalin Tolia
Archana & Uresh Vahalia
Vankawala Family Charitable Foundation
Suresh Varma
Meenakshi & Kalyanaraman Venkataramani
Jackie & John Verity
Rupali & Rohit Vidwans
Suja Viswesan & Vijayanand Sankarasubramanian
Shivani & Chetan Vohra
Divya Walia