Jul 08, 2024

Spring Blooms with Hope: Celebrating the transformative power of learning at the Pratham USA Galas


Springtime unfolded with vibrant energy nationwide as Pratham USA hosted a captivating series of galas in Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Each gala was woven with inspiring stories, speakers, and the joyful spirit of giving. Together, we raised funds to support the learning journeys of over 97,500 children!

The Houston Gala kicked off the season with an electrifying performance by Indian Idol stars Mohammad Danish and Shanmukhpriya. Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, shared his profound insights during a captivating fireside chat, igniting a spark for educational transformation. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the tireless efforts of Houston Chapter Co-Presidents, Dr. Vikram Gopal and Pradip Seernani, along with Gala Committee Members, Annu Rao Naik, Mili Shah, Dhiren Shethia, and Darel D’Souza. Their dedication, coupled with the unwavering support of our exceptional board members, dedicated volunteers, event organizers, and passionate attendees, made this event one to remember.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Gala resonated with the soulful voice of Vidya Vox, captivating the audience with her mesmerizing performance. Krish Dhanam, a protégé of Zig Ziglar, provided insightful guidance during the pledge drive, inspiring a wave of generosity. We are incredibly grateful to the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Co-Presidents, Dr. Lav Kapadia and Suman Chepuri, who, alongside the exceptional board members, gala committee, dedicated volunteers, event organizers, and passionate attendees, collectively empowered thousands of children with the opportunity to learn.

The San Francisco Bay Area Gala, held at the prestigious Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, was a resounding success in raising funds for children’s learning across India. Dr. Vishal Sikka, a renowned leader in the tech industry, captivated the audience with his keynote address, offering a glimpse into the transformative power of education. Siddhi, a Pratham program graduate who now inspires others as a Pratham teacher, shared her remarkable journey—the evening concluded with a spectacular performance by Hrishi. Our deepest appreciation goes to the exceptional board members, gala committee, dedicated volunteers, event organizers, and passionate attendees who made this event unforgettable.

The impact of our Spring Galas is a testament to the collective power of compassion and action. A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions and their commitment to empowering young minds. Together, we are making a significant impact on the lives of children in India.

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