COVID-19 is impacting all of our lives and it is especially difficult for some 300 million children in India who are now out of school.
This is leading to a huge loss in learning and significantly deepening education crisis in the long-run.
When parents themselves are illiterate, it's hard for them to homeschool. The Pratham (NGO) has responded to this crisis head on in clever ways via SMS/WhatsApp with parents in rural communities (check it out).
WHY OUR FAMILY SUPPORTS PRATHAM - OUR STORY
1948: An illiterate Dad in India lost his wife at a young age. His two daughters (ages 12 & 9) had to drop out of school so that their four brothers could go to school. They each went all the way to college.
1968: His third son got scholarships/financial aid to attend a University in the USA. He settled in the USA and so did his family.
Today, the Family has 9 doctors currently serving COVID Patients!
That is the power of Education. A generational change!
2020: SKYDIVING TO RAISE $1 MILLION !
I am that illiterate dad’s third son, Yogi Patel in Dallas. A Pratham USA volunteer for 21 years. I just turned 75. To celebrate this milestone, I am SkyDiving to raise money for children’s education. Joining me as fundraisers are three generations of my family- from my sister (85), daughter, to granddaughters.
Please donate now. Thank you.