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Pratham USA

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BENEFITING: PRATHAM USA

EVENT: Skoll Foundation SE Challenge 2014

EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2014

THE STORY:

The ability to read and write can truly make a difference in a child's social, economic and personal development. In India, an estimated 100 million children are illiterate. Without intervention, these children are left with little opportunity and will be destined to a life of poverty.

 

WHY PRATHAM?

Donate $25 and you can educate a child for an entire year. Over 90% of every dollar donated to Pratham goes directly to programs, so your contribution will make a real, lasting difference.  

 

ABOUT PRATHAM

Founded in 1995 to ensure that every child is in school and learning well, Pratham is now one of the largest non-governmental organizations in India's education sector. Pratham uses low-cost, scalable methods and works in partnership with government and community stakeholders to provide quality education to underprivileged children in urban and rural communities across 20 of India's 29 states. In the 2013-14 year, Pratham reached almost 5 million children!

Pratham's approach is to:

  • design low-cost content and pedagogical models that can be easily integrated by teachers to engage children
  • build a collaborative culture with a network of volunteers, teachers and community stakeholders
  • scale up programs through partnerships with state and district governments to reach a large percentage of India’s 100 million illiterate children
  • track gaps in children's learning to monitor the impact of our programs

Further, we conduct the largest survey of children’s learning levels in India through our Annual State of Education Report, a review cited by education policymakers and replicated by education entities throughout Asia and Africa. 

In this manner, Pratham is able to maximize its impact; in our twenty-year history, we’ve reached more than 33 million children across the country.

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PRATHAM

- MIT’s Poverty Action Lab has evaluated the effectiveness of Pratham programs for over a decade. Read their findings.

- PBS NewsHour highlighted Pratham on its Agents of Change segment. Watch the video.

GiveWell identified Pratham USA as one of six "standout" organizations in its list of top charities, and Charity Navigator placed Pratham USA among the top 1% of all non-profits, awarding Pratham four out of four stars for four consecutive years.

- Pratham co-founder and CEO Dr. Madhav Chavan was named a 2014 Asia  Game Changer for giving the gift of literacy to millions of children. In addition, he was the recipient of the (BBVA) Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for nearly two decades of successfully catering to the learning needs of children!

- In a six-part series in The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Kim Jonkers and William Meehan commend Pratham for its dedicated use of Randomized Control Trials, which they consider to be the "gold standard" for evaluating a social intervention's effectiveness. 

-Pratham was recognized by the US-India Business Council as one of its two charities of choice for 2014, and Pratham's Annual Status of Education report was shortlisted as one of ten finalists for the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) 2014 prize for taking innovation to scale. 

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$923,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Rajiv & Namita Ranjan

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Vasan & Neerja Raman

    $5,000

  • Sandeep and Jasleen Salvi

    $251

  • Anonymous

    $667

  • Kusum & Sanjiv Das

    $10,000

  • Garima & Navneet

    $200

  • Natalie & Vipul Engineer

    $2,750

  • Kusum and Sanjiv Das

    $5,000

  • Arun & Koshi Dhingra

    $1,000

  • Gagan and Sunaina Singh

    $5,000

  • Dr Mahendra and Mrs Shobhana Thakrar

    $501

  • Mayank H Shah

    $100

  • Latika Bathija

    $250

  • Sejal & Dimple Patel

    $500

  • Sapna Singh

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Sunil Thomas

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Samir & Kshipra Patel

    $2,500

  • Amit Walia and Vineeta Salvi

    $1,500

  • Amit Walia and Vineeta Salvi

    $1,500

  • Sapphira Goradia

    $10,000

  • Sapphira Goradia

    $5,000

  • Vilas & Reita Gadkari

    $10,000

  • Vilas & Reita Gadkari

    $6,000

  • Dr. Asra Oberoi

     

  • Anu and Naveen Jain

    $10,000

  • Indu J Singh

    $201

  • Charu Gupta

    $500

  • rema dhamotharan

    $2,500

  • Nihar Patel and Ami Mehta

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Madhu Chawla

    $2,500

  • Shelly Singh

    $250

  • Roy & Mini Joseph

    $100

  • Sandeep Purwar

    $100

  • madhu and ashok patel

    $8,000

  • Bobbin Holtvluwer

    $25

  • NICKY SINGH

     

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Sarika Amin

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Soha Haque

    $250

  • Rupa & Ketan Mehta

    $300

  • Ketu Amin

    $1,000

  • Sejal and Ashish Chokshi

    $251

  • Geeta Shah

    $66

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ash & Leena Shah

    $10,000

  • Sanjiv Sobti

    $10,000

  • Sanjiv Sobti

    $5,000

  • Manu Verma

    $100

  • Salima Merchant

    $250

  • Juidth Steinhoff

    $25

  • Beejal Patel

    $250

  • Chaitali & Mehul

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Bhanu & Sudha Subramanya

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $11

  • Jaideep Tandon

    $5,000

  • Radhika Tandon

    $5,000

  • Savita Rao

    $500

  • SHAYAN DEVANI

    $200

  • Amit Walia and Vineeta Salvi

    $1,000

  • Amit Walia and Vineeta Salvi

    $250

  • Amit Walia and Vineeta Salvi

    $1,501

  • MK Raheja

    $501

  • Yogi & Pravina Patel

    $8,000

  • Hina Pandya

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,001

  • Yogi & Pravina Patel

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Yogi & Pravina Patel

    $4,000

  • Shreyas and Sneha Bhavsar

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Dinyar & Aashish Devitre

    $10,000

  • Dinyar & Aashish Devitre

    $10,000

  • Dinyar & Aashish Devitre

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Yogi & Pravina Patel

    $1,501

  • Sunil & Kavita Mahtani

    $5,000

  • Yogi & Pravina Patel

    $4,000

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

    $10,000

  • Niladri & Rita Sarkar

    $2,000

  • Sharon and Kip Tindell

    $500

  • Krishan

    $200

  • Mrs Prabha Salvi

    $501

  • Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

    $10,000

  • Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • GBS Linens, Inc.

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

     

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231% Raised of$400,000 Goal

The Team: $923,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Pratham New York Chapter

Amount Raised

$298,182

Fundraiser Title

SF Bay Area Pratham USA Chapter

Amount Raised

$123,356

 

176% Raised of$70,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PRATHAM USA

Amount Raised

$116,815

 

29% Raised of$400,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pratham Houston

Amount Raised

$84,617

 

169% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Washington DC Chapter

Amount Raised

$57,651

Fundraiser Title

Marie Goradia

Amount Raised

$26,665

 

267% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pratham Boston

Amount Raised

$26,585

Fundraiser Title

Pratham Seattle

Amount Raised

$25,300

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

GBS Linens, Inc.

GBS Linens, Inc.

DONATION: $10,000

We beleive in Pratham and are happy to help. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In Memory of my father Jagdishbhai R.Sheth who endorsed education 5 years ago

Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

DONATION: $10,000

5 years ago

Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

DONATION: $10,000

5 years ago

Mrs Prabha Salvi

Mrs Prabha Salvi

DONATION: $501

In memory of my husband, Mr. Shrikrishna Salvi, supporting Divya Walia's efforts for the education of girls in India through Pratham. We are so proud of you, Divya. Keep it up. 5 years ago

Krishan

Krishan

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Sharon and Kip Tindell

Sharon and Kip Tindell

DONATION: $500

in support of Divya Walia, St Louis fundraiser 5 years ago

Niladri & Rita Sarkar

Niladri & Rita Sarkar

DONATION: $2,000

0 5 years ago

Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

Shilpa and Arvind Sanger

DONATION: $10,000

5 years ago