Welcome to Pratham USA Readathon 2016, where kids in the US read books to help kids in India learn to read.
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
The Pratham USA Readathon started in 2012. Since then, hundreds of kids in the US have participated in the Pratham annual Readathon and helped thousands of kids in India learn to read. With funds raised in 2016 so far, we will be able to support Read India program in 100 villages!
We once again, invite young children, teens, parents, teachers, schools, and community organizations across the country to join this movement and help us reach our goal.You can join an existing team below or start one in your city by contacting us. Watch the video on the right margin to see what the 2016 participants say!
NEW! Please check out the new Diwali Challenge available until October 31st!
Contact: Mamata Misra, National chair, MMisra@prathamusa.org
Thank you to all the participating readers, coordinators, parents, mentors, and donors! A big Thank You to Vinod Palathinkara, Chairman Mr. Devitre, President Mr. Raj, and one anonymous donor for making it possible for us to offer many challenges and contests for participating readers this year.
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Read stories of real lives changed
Smita loves showing off what she has learnt
Arshiya wants to teach English!
Sonali and Radha get to learn!
Encouraging Aalya to learn
Chanchal dreams of being a doctor
Kanika dreams of a better future for her family
Reading in the Morning and Night
Not skipping class any more!
Pratham is the largest not-for-profit organization providing quality education to underprivileged children in India. Pratham uses very low-cost and scalable methods and works in collaboration with the government, local communities, parents, teachers and volunteers across the country to educate millions of children every year. Pratham’s mission is “Every Child in School and Learning Well.”
“Pratham USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a four-star rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator accepts tax deductible contributions from U.S. donors to help Pratham continue and expand its work for child literacy and education. For more information, visit www.prathamusa.org or visit our page on Facebook, or Instagram”.