"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
On my recent trip to New Delhi, India, I had the heartwarming experience of visiting with kids enrolled in programs run by Pratham, which provides education to millions of underprivileged children all over India. I interviewed a few of these children and it was amazing to hear they had dreams of becoming teachers, doctors and computer programmers. It brought tears to my eyes to see what great work Pratham is doing to accomplish its mission of “every child in school and learning well.”
This Saturday, February 3, I am running the Katy Half Marathon in support of Pratham's work. Please take a moment to join me in supporting this noble cause and help me raise money to provide opportunities for all these wonderful children who would be very grateful for your generosity.
Believe it or not , even a $25 donation to Pratham can provide basic literacy and numeracy education to a child for a year. I hope you will give with your all you heart. Thank you so much!
Please note this fundraiser closes at 11:59pm CST on February 3.
Established in the slums of Mumbai in 1995, Pratham is now one of India's largest non-governmental education organizations. To achieve its mission, Pratham develops practical solutions to address gaps in the education system. Their process involves:
Innovation: Redefining learning by moving beyond traditional models of how, where and when learning occurs.
Collaboration: Engaging with community stakeholders, government and industry to maximize impact.
Accountability: Delivering outcome-based programs that have been rigorously scrutinized by internal and external evaluators.
Adaptability: Offering versatile, easy-to-use solutions that educators can apply to their communities.
This approach allows Pratham to maximize its impact—in two decades, the NGO has reached more than 50 million children across the country.
Learn more about Pratham at prathamusa.org.