COVID-19 is impacting some 300 million children in India who are out of school.
This is leading to a huge loss in learning and deepening education crisis.
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 for studies in the USA. He settled in the USA and so did his family.
Today, the Family has 9 doctors serving COVID Patients!
That is the power of Education. A generational change!
2020-21: SKYDIVING TO RAISE $1 MILLION !
I am that illiterate dad’s third son, Yogi Patel in Dallas. A Pratham USA volunteer for 21 years. At age 75, I am SkyDiving to raise money for children’s education.
Please donate now. Thank you.